The role jewelry has played in the culture for thousands of starting from ancient civilizations to the modern world is indeed fascinating. During these times some of the most expensive jewelry in the world has changed hands by being gifted or sold for vast sums of money. The expensive pieces of jewelry have adorned the Kings, Queens, and emirs and are also being used by some modern socialites.
We are certain we have generated an interest in you to understand the names of the most expensive jewelry in the world and have prepared a list which you will find interesting. These pieces may not be seen in the general public because of the high value behind them but they certainly exist and have been sold for fabulous sums of money over the past few which has given them the tag of being the most expensive jewelry in the world.
Some say the economy means that you have to persuade people to invest in clothes – to buy less things but more expensive things. I disagree – invest in jewelry, or a house, maybe, but not in fashion. ~ Donatella Versace
This mixed cut diamond which is oval in shape and weighs 59.6 karats and is known as the Pink Star fetched a price of $71.2 million during an auction at a Sotheby’s auction house in Hong Kong on April 4, 2017. The diamond was mined by DeBeers in South Africa in 1999 and it is known as the largest flawless fancy vivid pink diamond ever to be graded by the Gemological Institute of America. A retailer from Hong Kong Chow Tai Fook is the present owner of the diamond after winning the auction.
The Oppenheimer Blue
Christie’s auctioned the Oppenheimer blue for a price of $57.6 million in Geneva Switzerland in May 2016. Sir Philip Oppenheimer was the original owner of this 14.62 karats largest fancy vivid blue diamond and the name given to it is that of its previous owner.
Sir Philip Oppenheimer was also the late chairman of the sales cartel established by DeBeers which was called the central selling organization. This historic blue gem which was also called “the gem of gems” is set in a ring and is flanked by two trapeze shaped diamonds which are smaller in size.
It was hailed as the largest perfect pear-shaped diamond in the world and weighed 123.43 karats. It was sold for $18.11 million at Christie’s on November 15, 2016, in Geneva Switzerland.
The Winston Blue
This was considered as the largest blue diamond and this flawless space was purchased by Harry Winston Inc. which is an American luxury jeweler and a Swiss watch producer in May 2014. The 13.22 karat stone was purchased for the price of $23.8 million at Christie’s Geneva.
L’incomparable Diamond Necklace
This was acknowledged as one of the most expensive diamond necklaces in the world. The 637-karat diamond necklace was created by the luxury jeweler Mouawad and priced at $55 million at a jewelry show in Singapore in 2013.
Onyx And Diamond Panther Bracelet
This exquisite bracelet was designed by Cartier in 1952 and paved with single cut diamonds and caliber cut onyx. This piece was offered at auction at Sotheby’s on September 23, 2010, in London UK. The price for this piece was estimated at $12.4 million.
The Graaf pink was also owned by American jeweler Harry Winston and the 24.78 karat jewelry was sold by Sotheby’s Geneva for $46 million to the well-known British diamond dealer Laurence Graff.
I like to buy girls shoes and jewelry. I buy stupidly expensive shoes. I got Louboutins for my mom and my girlfriend before. My mom was like, ‘I can’t wear these; they’re too high.’ I was like, ‘Mom, you have to try them – they’re so cool. They’re red snakeskin!’ She still wears them every so often, but she can’t walk in them. ~ Ansel Elgort
The hope diamond is believed to have originated in India and was at one time presented to King Louis XIV. The diamond acquired its name in 1839 after the ownership changed several times when it was purchased by the London banking family called hope. It is presently housed in the National Museum of natural history in Washington DC and the 45.42 karat stone has been insured for a tremendous $250 million.