You may have heard the popular saying “Happy girls are the Most Beautiful Girls” by Audrey Hepburn. Girls feel beautiful and happy only with jewelry across the world. A girl who is in pursuit of beauty and happiness by owning some of the finest jewelry will definitely admit that a flashy piece of jewelry with a big gem makes them feel good. It is a jewelry piece to have with pride.
The lavishness of jewelry obviously is not required to be a symbol of its size, but it could also show its value. The higher the value of jewelry, the more valuable and sought-after it is. We have listed the top 10 most expensive pieces worldwide.
10. The Panther Bracelet
As the name suggests, Wallis Simpson’s Panther Bracelet comes in shape of a panther. It is uniquely studded with diamonds and onyxes and it provides the explosion of iridescence on your wrist. In 1952, it was beautifully designed by Cartier Paris. The owner of this bracelet is the Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson and American socialite.
It was sold at an auction at the price which is valued to be thrice of its original value, i.e. $12.4 million, when some of its small stones were missing and it was not an ideal condition. Madonna, who directed a biopic of Simpson and King Edward II, is reported to be the owner of this bracelet.
9. Briolette Diamond Necklace
The Briolette Diamond Necklace is a well known piece of jewelry which features a stunning centerpiece of briolette diamond. It is a 75.36 Carats diamond. The necklace has another beautiful marquise diamond with purple-pink shade.
Along with these diamonds, the necklace also has several other diamonds of this kind in small sizes studded in this necklace. These gems are studded on an 18 Carat white gold chain at an adjustable length. It was estimated to cost around $8.5 to $12.5 million at an auction. It was sold for $11.1 million, making it one of the world’s most expensive jewelry pieces.
8. Diamond & Emerald Tiara
Commissioned by Guido Count von Henckel, a German Prince in 1900, to gift Princess Katherina Hanckel von Donnersmarck, his second wife, the ever striking Emerald & Diamond Tierra is reported to be owned by the wife of Napoleon III, France.
It is also reported than 11 pear-shaped Columbian drops of 500 carats were owned by a Maharajah. As part of the personal collection of Empress Eugenie, this jewelry piece was sold at whopping $12.7 million at the Magnificent & Nobel Jewels sale of Sotheby, which cost $2 million more than its actual price.
7. Bulgari 2-Stone Diamond Ring
It has a lot of claims of fame. Crafted in 1972, it is the original collection of Bulgari. Along with it, the ring features two triangular diamonds – one is vibrant blue 10.95 Carat diamond and other is transparent 9.87 Carat diamond.
Another special thing about this ring is that it comes with a report which is verified by the Gemological Institute of America, which is responsible to verify the clarity, color, and beauty of two diamonds. It was sold to an Asian collector at $15.7 million, after a huge bidding struggle. It is ranked among the most expensive rings in the world.
6. Heart of the Kingdom
One of the most respected and oldest jewelry giants, Garrard has crafted one of the costliest jewelry pieces, the Heart of the Kingdom. Currently, it is valued at whopping $14 million. The jewelry piece comes with a beautiful 40.63K Burmese ruby in heart shape. It is a very rare ruby. It is studded on 155K diamond necklace, along with 150 diamonds. The ruby comes with an official report from a Swiss lab. It verifies the rarity and authenticity of a gem.
5. Heart of the Ocean
It is one of the most recognizable jewelry pieces in the world. It is the original copy of a beautiful necklace shown in Titanic. It was worn by Gloria Stuart, who played aged Rose, and the film won 1998 Academy Awards.
The jewelry was crafted by Harry Winston, a popular jeweler, with a real 15K blue diamond. It is valued at $20 million. This necklace is among the most exquisite jewelry pieces which led the film to the Oscars. It is so costly that even its imitations were sold for $3.5 million.
4. Chopard’s Blue Diamond Ring
It is another exclusive ornament and is one of the costliest jewelry pieces of the world. The blue diamond is the main reason as it is most anticipated and expensive. It consists of a 9K oval-shaped blue diamond set in 18K white gold, along with clear triangular diamonds. The ring can definitely make the heart of any woman swoon. Currently, this striking and rare piece of jewelry is priced at $16.26 million.
3. The Graff Pink
Laurence Graff is a private collector who bought The Graff Pink worth $46.2 million, at $1.85/carat, from Harry Winston, its original creator, in 2010. This exquisite ring has a pink 24.78K diamond. It is a Type II rare colored diamond, making it one of the most expensive jewelry pieces. It has ideal rectangular step cut with well curved corners. It is set between two diamonds in shield shape. This platinum ring has three diamonds studded.
2. The Perfect Pink
Priced at $23.2 million, The Perfect Pink is among the most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world. It features 14.23K pink diamond that is literally rare, because of its perfect color, clarity and cut, and singular tinge. Around 10% of pink diamonds in this ring weigh around 0.2 carats. In the auction history of over 244 years, only 18 diamonds were found weighed up to 10 carats. It is flanked by two transparent diamonds on either side, weighing 1.67 and 1.73 carats. This 18K charming white and rose gold ring has three rectangular diamonds.
1. L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace
As one of the most valuable necklaces, L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace has set the world record. Weighs 637 carats, it is the largest flawless diamond as centerpiece. Weighs 407.48 carats, the yellow shaded Incomparable diamond was discovered 30 years ago when it was 890 carat as byproduct from a diamond mining. It was polished for over 4 years and crafted into a necklace with 91 other diamonds of several cuts. It is priced at $55 million. Along with it, the 18K rose gold necklace has 229.52K white diamonds.
These are some of the very beautiful, rare and flawless jewelry items, studded with very rare and exquisite gems. It seems that these jewelry pieces are made for only the few luckiest women who can own or wear them.