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Jewelry that bought History!

Updated on August 5, 2016

Jewelry and it's Need

Jewelry has a different meaning for different people. It can be merely a display material to show the craftsmanship rather than utilization. It can be otherwise a mark of status or wealth. Even more lively and humanly, it can be a symbol of love! The only difference is whether you choose a Cartier diamond necklace or an ordinary engagement ring. Sometimes rarity of a material makes the difference.

When it comes to expensive jewelry, most of us envision celebrities or royalty walking on the red carpet. Obviously, the super rich collectors would choose to buy the rarest multi-million dollar collections time to time when they appear in the auction market. Here, I would like to share some knowledge about the most expensive jewelry ever made. I thought of making this kind of a hub, because we are not going to see them in any local store. All we can do is to watch them in this way!!

There is a rumour that Madonna, who directed the film about Simpson and her lover Edward VIII, is the owner of the bracelet.


Wallis Simpson's panther bracelet on display
Wallis Simpson's panther bracelet on display
Wallis Simpson's panther bracelet when worn
Wallis Simpson's panther bracelet when worn

Wallis Simpson's panther bracelet- $12.4 million

The relationship between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII is well known in the history of England. Simpson had collected many gifts from Edward to treasure their love. Some of them got into auction block in 2010. The most unconventional jewelry piece among them is the panther bracelet. It was designed by Cartier in 1952. The bracelet is uniquely shaped like a panther that appears to be leaping over your wrist to teat put your flesh! It is studded with white diamonds and onyxes. The eyes protrude from the socket which is made of specially cut emeralds that present a natural look. It was auctioned at $12.4 million in spite of the improper condition in which the bracelet was sold. Even though some stones had gone missing, the price was thrice its original value. There is a rumour that Madonna, who directed the film about Simpson and her lover Edward VIII, is the owner of the bracelet.

Emerald and Diamond Tiara

What makes it so unique are the rare eleven pear-shaped Columbian emeralds that ring the top of the piece.

Emerald and Diamond Tiara- $12.7 million

It is believed to be created around 1900 and was in possession of princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck. It was commissioned by her husband. What makes it so unique are the rare eleven pear-shaped Columbian emeralds that ring the top of the piece. In the body of tiara, there are large eleven cushion shaped diamonds too. In addition to these, the whole tiara is made up of gold, silver and several other small diamonds differentiate it from others.

Heart of the Kingdom

Heart of the Kingdom- $14 million

One of the oldest companies Gerrard has designed this magnificent jewelry. It features a remarkable Burmese ruby of 40.63 carats, shaped like a heart. It is an extremely rare one mounted upon a necklace studded with 150 diamonds! This necklace can be transformed into a tiara as well.


Bulgari Two Stone Diamond Ring

It has a true report from the Gemological Institute of America that verifies its colour, clarity and flawlessness.

Bulgari Two Stone Diamond Ring- $15.7 million

It is an original Bulgari collection created in 1972, and has two triangular diamonds. It has a true report from the Gemological Institute of America that verifies its colour, clarity and flawlessness. An Asian collector took it home at $15.7 million making it the costliest ring ever!

Heart of the Ocean

It is the original replica of the necklace featured in the movie , Titanic.

Heart of the Ocean- $20 million

It is one of the most recognized piece in the world. It is the original replica of the necklace featured in the movie , Titanic. It was create by the jeweller Harry Winsten. It has a real blue diamond of 15 carats. Even its imitations sell at $3.5 million at auctions, due to its history of love!

Chopard 210 carat Watch

Chopard 210 carat Watch- $26 million

It is technically a watch with 874 diamonds of different size and colours. The wow factor is the face of the watch that comes beneath the three big diamonds. The time piece created by the Chopard company is also of good quality.

The Graff Pink Diamond Ring

The Graff Pink Ring
The Graff Pink Ring

The Graff Pink Ring- $46.2 million

This came for auction in 2010. It has a pink diamond of 24.8 carat. It was owned by Harry Winston long ago. It has the most rare colour and is being considered one of the greatest one discovered ever. The diamond dealer Laurence Graff purchased it giving it his own name!

L'Incomparable Diamond Necklace

It would appear like a dream if you know it was actually discovered by a little girl of Democratic Republic of Congo!

L'Incomparable Diamond Necklace- $55 million

This is the most valuable necklace in the world as it features the world's largest flawless diamond with 407.48 carats. The massive yellow is accompanied by smaller diamonds of 230 carats. It would appear like a dream if you know it was actually discovered by a little girl of Democratic Republic of Congo. In 1980's when it was discovered from a rubble pile, it was rough 890 carat. It underwent lot of studies, numerous dealers and cutting to reach the point it is today.

Pink Star Diamond Ring

Pink Star Diamond Ring- $72 million

This massive oval shaped diamond ring weighs 59.6 carats. It is cut from a rough diamond mined by DeBeers in Africa. Its quality and size surpasses anything known to exist in any royal collection. It was bought for $83 million by Isaac Wolf, which was later defaulted and returned to Sothbey's where it was revalued at $72 million.

Peacock Brooch by Graff

Peacock Brooch by Graff- $100 million

Again the London based company of Graff has made this expensive brooch that costs more than a private jet! It has 1,305 stones with a blue diamond at its heart. It is of 120.8 carats, and it is not to be worn in public for sure!

The Hope Diamond

It's rarity, extremely high profile, and immense cultural value makes it ultimately inestimable!


The Hope Diamond- Inestimable!!

This is a jewelry famous not only for its beauty, but also for the allegedly being cursed. Over centuries it had been in possession of Louis XIV and Harry Winston which was donated to Smithsonian Institution in 1958. It has been on display since then. This mesmerizing blue diamond is of 45.52 carats. It's rarity, extremely high profile, and immense cultural value makes it ultimately inestimable!

Top ten Expensive Jewelry Pieces

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