Their white sparkling beauty is absolutely incomparable to any other gemstone in the world. Pearls are one of the rarest and the oldest gemstones in the world that are highly valued. But what makes them rare is the fact that natural pearls that are suitable for fine jewelry are extremely rare. In fact when searched, out of 10,000 wild oysters from the sea, only 1 or 2 will give us pearls that are worth being included in a fine piece of jewelry. And this rightly describes their cost, when used in a necklace.
Here is a list of the world’s most beautiful Pearl necklaces that are also absolutely expensive.
LA PEREGRINA – $11.8 MILLION (DECEMBER 2011)
Also known as ‘The Pilgrim’ or ‘The Wanderer’, La Peregrina is one of the most famous natural and large pearl that was passed around from royals to famous celebrities for over 500 years. The pearl was first found in the beautiful Gulf of Panama by a poor African slave and was later brought to Spain and presented to King Philip II. The king gifted it to his beautiful wife, England’s Mary I. It was later given back to the Crown Jewels of Spain and later sold away to the Duke of Abercorn, England. The beautiful piece of jewelry was later purchased by actor Richard Burton who gifted it to his wife, Elizabeth Taylor.
7 STRAND FESTOON NATURAL WHITE PEARL NECKLACE – $9.08 MILLION (NOVEMBER 2013)
An absolutely stunning piece of jewelry, the 7 strand Festoon Natural white Pearl necklace belonged to an unknown royal family and was worth a whopping $9,081,000 in 2013 at an auction. The necklace has 614 pearls ranging between 5.1 to 17.05 mm size and a finishing of platinum and white gold bar clasp that holds small cushion shaped diamonds in it. The necklace is perhaps the seconds most expensive pearl necklace in the world.
THE BARODA PEARL NECKLACE – $7.1 MILLION (APRIL 2007)
The Baroda Pearls was originally a seven strand pearl necklace that was made out of beautifully matching, natural pearls that ranged between 10.0 to 16.0 mm in size. This fine piece of jewelry was originally owned by the Kings of Baroda (India) and grew very famous over the centuries for its purity, rarity and beauty. However, over the years it was broken and later distributed to different collectors, but the biggest and most perfect pearls were again recreated to match large double stranded pearl necklace of 68 drop-shaped pearls. The necklace was seen in an auction at the Christie’s Auction House, 2007.
THE COWDRY NATURAL BLACK PEARL NECKLACE – $5.3 MILLION (OCTOBER 2015)
Naturally black, the legendary Cowdry Black Pearl Necklace is one of the most unique and beautiful pearl necklaces in the world. Made out of shining black pearls with a multi-colored hue of Green, Peacock, Silver, Aubergine and Mink tones, the pearls are absolutely gorgeous. This single strand natural pearl necklace includes 38 pearls, each naturally beautiful and of exceptional quality with a large diamond clasp joining it.
THE 4-STRANDED NATURAL BLACK SALTWATER PEARL NECKLACE – $5.1 MILLION (2011)
The beautiful 4 stranded rare and exotic natural pearl necklace is made out of pure dark charcoal grey pearls with the overtones of multiple colors including, Green, Peacock, Silver and Aubergine. The rarity of these pearls was certified by the Swiss Gemmological Institute, thus certifying its purity, rarity and wild origin.
Some of the other most expensive pearl necklaces in the world include, the Duchess of Windsor Pearl Necklace ($4.8 Million) and the Big Pink Pearl ($4.7 Million)