Every women love jewelry, and it is a fact that women style is incomplete without jewelry. They always keep on searching the latest as well as vintage jewelry to style themselves. They even dreams about getting hand on the most expensive jewelry we have on this earth.
Let's take a look at some of the world's most expensive jewelry pieces around the world
These are the most expensive jewelry:
Golconda Diamond Ring
Price: Euro 5.05 million
Country: Hong Kong
This stunning pear-shaped diamond ring burst into the public consciousness at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn sale of 2011. It was part of an estate that included many rare pieces of jewelry originally owned by India’s ancient Mogul rulers. The diamond itself was sourced from the legendary Golconda mine and wound up fetching a jaw-dropping $5 million.
Wallis Simpson’s Panther Bracelet
Price: Euro 5.5 million
While the name Wallis Simpson will generate a range of reactions within the British upper crust everyone agrees that the Cartier- designed onyx and diamond panther bracelet is a stunning piece of jewelry. In 2010 this historical and romantic curiosity was sold at auction for the equivalent of $7.2 million. As it became the most expensive bracelet ever sold and the most expensive Cartier item ever sold at auction.
Golconda Diamond Earrings
Price: Euro 7.1 million
The Golconda mine of India was the source of many of the world’s most spectacular diamonds and these cushion-shaped stones are a perfect example. Each earring tips the scale at 23.11 carats and when they came up to auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in May of 20111 they created frenzy. They were ultimately snapped up by an anonymous bidder for $9.3 million.
“Doubly Fortunate” Jadeite Necklace
Price: Euro 7.2 million
The 27 jadeite stones on this exquisite antique necklace were deemed to be “Doubly Fortunate” due to their flawless translucence and vivid coloration. Each stone measures 15mm in diameter and all were sourced from a Burmese mine at an unspecified date in the past. In 1997 Christie’s auctioned the “Doubly Fortunate” for $9.4 million: a record for jadeite jewelry which still stands today.
Emerald and Diamond Tiara
Price: Euro9.8 million
Commissioned by German Price Guido Heckel von Donnersmarch from the House of Chaumet jewelers in Paris around 1900 this emerald and diamond tiara was worn by his wife the Princess Katharina whenever they hosted royalty or attended royal functions. In 2011 it was auctioned off in Geneva and fetched an astonishing $12.7 million.
Jewelry adds richness, another layer in the storytelling. Think of Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie Kennedy – Jewelry can make moments iconic. ~ Kelly Framel
Bulgari Two Stone Diamond Ring
Price: Euro 12.1 million
This ring, set with a vivid blue diamond and weighing upwards of 10.8 carats, became one of the most expensive rings ever sold when it was auctioned by Christie’s in 2010. The ring had been purchased in Rome in 1972 for $1 million by a collector who gave it to his wife to celebrate the birth of their first son.
Heart of the Ocean Diamond
Price: Euro 15.4 million
While the “Heart of the Ocean” necklace never existed the fictional jewelry at the centre of the blockbuster film “TITANIC” did inspire copyists to have a go at it. The other was not an exact replica of the fictional necklace but was instead “inspired” by it. This necklace, designed by Harry Winston, was worn by the fictional Rose – Gloria Stuart – at the 1998 Academy Awards and has an estimated value of $20 million.
The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond
Price: Euro 17 million
The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond is 31 carats (6.212 g) of flawless clarity. The stone formed part of the Austrian crown jewels and has characteristics that remind many of the Hope Diamond. Since being sold in 2008 for some $22 million the new owner has had the stone re-cut which reduced its size by 2 carats. Nonetheless it remains one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry ever sold.
The Graff Link
Price: Euro 35.5 million
The Graff Pink has been hailed as one of the world’s most unique diamonds due to its size, quality and its unique pink coloration. It was once owned by Harry Winston who sold it to a private collect more than 60 years ago. It was expected to fetch between$25 and $35 million but wound attracting a winning bid of $46 million. Making it the single most expensive stone ever auctioned.
The Cullinan Diamond
Price: Euro 309 million
Country: South Africa
January 26 1905 in South Africa discovered what was to be the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever. The diamond was later bought by the British Government and presented to the Crown. One of the diamonds the Cullinan rough yield became the 530 carat Cullinan. Today it is the centerpiece of the royal scepter that resided in the tower of London though it can also be removed and worn as a brooch.
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