When it comes to the most expensive jewelry worldwide, we consider a highly selective group, royalty. The precious designs costing fortunes are reserved for royalty, possibly over generations. Through family history, these ornaments have gone through normal wear and tear that led to glitches in heritage integrity, but also alternations according to their owner’s will.
Here are ten most expensive jewelry worldwide:
Empress Eugenie’s Bow Brooch
This stunning diamond-encrusted jewelry was from Francois Kramer, circa 1855.Originally designed as an old mine European-cut diamond openwork sculpted bow, Napoleon III made this gorgeous piece for his wife, Empress Eugenie. In a private sale negotiated by Christie’s New York, this brilliant jewelry piece was sold to Henri Loyrette, President of Louvre.
The Laurence Graff Ring
Christie’s is a well-known hub for rare exquisite jewelry collections. English jeweler Laurence Graff bought this $2.6 Million ring during their auction. The octagonal shape of this diamond makes this ring to be one-of-a-kind, increasing rarity value quotient.
The Bulgari Ring
Redefining elegance and marking a noteworthy presence, this rare blue diamond ring is a Bulgari custom-designed ring from a European collector from 1960s. The owner gifted his $2.9 Million. The blue diamond used in her ring has been rated as uppermost grading for a colored diamond. It’s considered to be one of the most expensive jewelry items in the world.
Marie Antoinette’s Necklace
Enhancing glorious shine of the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette’s jewelry collection, this brilliantly crafted jewelry piece clearly falls under another category of statement jewelry pieces. Their child, Empress Marie Theresa of Austria and Emperor Francis I, became it’s newest proud owner, a masterpiece, estimated around $3.7 Million.
Sotheby’s Golconda Diamond Ring
Hailing its origin from mines of Golconda, this jewel is one of the most expensive ever sold at an auction. This extravagant piece focuses on a pear-shaped Golconda diamond ring, and presented at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn sale of 2011. Certification of Excellent Polish and Symmetry has been awarded to this diamond by Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Wallis Simpson’s Panther Bracelet
Owned by King Edward VIII at one point, this sophisticated piece of jewelry was considered to have added grace to Madonna’s jewelry collection.
Emerald and Diamond Tiara
The mention of this tiara as a belonging to wife of Emperor Napoleon III of France is apocryphal. This beautifully intricate design consists of a row of eleven polished pear-shaped emeralds at about 500 carats in total.
Bulgari Two-Stone Diamond Ring
The two fairly large diamonds allowed this ring to be added as one of the priciest worldwide. Crafted in 1972 from a Bulgari collection, this mesmerizing beauty after an intense bidding war, was bought by an extremely wealthy Asian collector.
Heart of the Ocean
This expensive jewelry piece added grace of Gloria Stuart when she wore at 1998 Academy Awards. An exact replica from ‘Titanic’, this Harry Winston Sapphire is an estimated $20 Million. Not surprisingly, this is officially the most expensive piece of jewelry ever worn at Oscars .
The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond
The rare diamond originated from the Kollur mines of Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh, India. Stories connected claim King Philip IV Spain bought for dowry of his teenage daughter, is still apocryphal. Later though, her diamond was recut to remove damage to the girdle and enhance the color, which tempered its historical integrity. Therefore, renaming as Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond.
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