25 Most Expensive Jewels in the World
Jewelry and precious stones are a girl’s best friend. Such pieces are undoubtedly pricey but the articles listed below took the word “expensive” to a whole new level; from priceless family heritage, bejeweled crowns and gemstones to brooches, here are the world’s most lavish pieces of jewelry.
25. Sapphire Ring of Princess Diana (worth: $450,000)
The 18 carat sapphire ring of Princess Diana, then worth £28,000, is now valued at £300,000 or around $450,000 in the hands of Kate Middleton.
24. Sotheby’s Green Diamond (worth: $3M)
This fabulous green diamond 2.52-carat ring is worth $3.08M.
23. Queen Marie Jose’s Emerald and Diamond Necklace (worth: undisclosed)
Queen Marie Jose is the last Queen of Italy and apparently a collector of some of the most prized jewels in the world. Part of her lavish collection is a striking necklace decked with clear diamonds and fifty emeralds that are undoubtedly worth millions.
22. Marie Antoinette Necklace (worth: $3.7M)
At the heart of this stunning piece are two rare yellow diamonds and a pink diamond. The rest of the piece is made of stunning white diamonds. It is priced at $3.7M.
21. Harry Winston’s Diamond Drop Earrings (worth: $8.5M)
These drop earrings are valued at $8.5M. The House of Harry Winston crafted this 60.1-carat piece in 2006.
20. Bulgari Blue Diamond Ring (worth: $9.4M)
This rare diamond ring with a deep-blue shade was auctioned for an incredible $9.4M.
19. Empress Eugenie’s Bow Brooch (worth: $10.5M)
This antique crown jewel of France was bought by the Louvre for $10.5M. It was made especially for the Empress by renowned jeweler Francois Kramer.
18. Unmounted Heart Shaped Diamond (worth: $11M)
Weighing at 56.15 carats, this perfectly symmetrical Unmounted Heart Shaped Diamond is priced at $11M. It was once part of the renowned Cullinan Diamonds.
17. Briolette Diamond Necklace (worth: $11M)
This famous 75.36-carat briolette cut diamond necklace is priced at around $11M. It even has a marquise diamond with a shade of purplish-pink placed just above the stunning briolette diamond centerpiece.
16. Wallis Simpson Panther Bracelet (worth: $12.4M)
Festooned with diamonds and onyxes, the Wallis Simpson Panther Bracelet is priced at around three times its original value. It is believed to have been in the hands of Madonna and was auctioned for $12.4 M.
15. Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Emerald and Diamond Tiara (worth: $12.7M)
This $12.7M heirloom is believed to be originally owned by the spouse of Napoleon the III of France. It is adorned with eleven 500-carat emerald pear shaped drops.
14. Heart of Kingdom Ruby (worth: $14M)
The heart of Kingdom Ruby is a necklace with a massive 40.6 carat Burmese ruby placed on a bed of 155 carat diamonds. It was made by the oldest and most exquisite jewelry house in the world, the House of Garrard.
13. Bvlgari Two-Stone Diamond Ring (worth: $15.7M)
This precious piece of jewelry is one of the most expensive rings ever auctioned at $15.7M. It has one blue and one colorless triangle-shaped diamonds with 10.95 and 9.87 carats respectively.
12. Chopard’s Blue Diamond Ring (worth: $16.26M)
The 9 carat blue diamond ring centerpiece is surrounded by two triangle-shaped clear diamonds attached to an 18-carat white gold band. It’s rarity and exclusivity upraise its value to a staggering $16.26M.
11. Pink Diamond (worth: $17.7M)
The Pink Diamond is valued at $17.77M for its rare characteristics such as its purity, hue, and saturation.
10. Heart of the Ocean (worth: $20.7M)
The Heart of the Ocean, as featured in the timeless and classic movie Titanic, is probably one of the most distinguishable necklaces in the entire world. It is worth around $20M.
American actress Gloria Stuart, who was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Titanic, wore the iconic Heart of the Ocean at the 1998 Academy Awards.
9. The Perfect Pink (worth: $23.2M)
The Perfect Pink does not fall-short of its name because of it’s impeccable color, cut, and clarity. This 14.23-carat diamond is priced at $23.2 M.
8. Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite necklace by Cartier (worth: $23.4M)
Priced at $27.4M, this jadeite necklace has a total of 27 emerald green beads secured by a platinum, gold, diamond, and ruby studded clasp.
7. Diamond Bikini (worth: $30M)
Feast your eyes on the most expensive bikini in the world, a $30M bikini. It was worn by Molly Sims for the centerfold of Sports Illustrated way back in 2006.
6. The Orange (worth: $36M)
According to Christie’s, The Orange is actually “the largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world”, and it was auctioned for $36M.
5. Pink Emerald-Cut Graff Diamond (worth: $46M)
Laurence Graff deemed this 24.7-carat piece as the most fabulous diamond he’d seen in his career.
4. L’Incomparable Necklace (worth: $55M)
This yellow 407.48-carat gigantic diamond is complemented by a dramatic chain setting of white 230-carat diamonds.
3. The Pink Star (worth: $83.2M)
In 2013, the Pink Star was known to be the world’s most expensive diamond. This flawless jewel was auctioned for $83.2M.
2. Peacock Brooch by Graff (worth: $100M)
This highly ornate peacock brooch by Graff is speckled with 1,305 gemstones that weigh 120.8 carats. This stunning piece is worth $100M.
1. The Hope Diamond (worth: Priceless)
This legendary piece of jewelry’s worth is inestimable according to the Simithsonian Institution; not only for its impeccably rare characteristics but also because of its historical and cultural significance. This deep-blue diamond that weighs 45.52 carats is estimated to be worth around hundreds of millions.