Over the course of its long and varied history, jewellery has served two core purposes. Firstly and most obviously, it simultaneously beautifies the wearer and is a beautiful object in its own right. Secondly and perhaps most importantly, jewellery potently symbolises the status of its owner…
The rarer and finer the jewels, the more gravitas they reflect upon the wearer. They don’t come any rare than these, the 11 most expensive items of jewellery in the world:
11. 1912 Cartier Diamond Brooch
Crafted at the famous Henri Picq workshop in Paris, this opulent broach is constructed around three huge diamonds, the largest of which is a fabulous 34 carat!
10. The Perfect Pink Diamond
You won’t find many pink diamonds of over 1 carat on the market, so it should come as no surprise that this exceptionally rare specimen weighing in at 14.23 carat commands such a high value.
9. The Winston Blue – $23.8 Million
This stunningly beautiful jewel was originally marketed as an engagement ring. We highly doubt the recipient would’ve taken too long to say ‘yes’!
8. Chopard 201-Carat Watch – $25 Million
You should just about be able to make out a neat little pair of watch hands peeking out from amongst all those gems… This ostentatious piece is studded with a mind-boggling 874 diamonds.
7. The Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace – $27.4 million
This chic green jadeite bead necklace is often talked of as one of the most stylish pieces of jewellery in the world.
6. The Diamond Bikini – $30 Million
The world’s most expensive bikini certainly doesn’t leave too much to the imagination…
5. The Zoe Diamond – $32.6 Million
There’s clearly something very special about this blue diamond – with a value of $32.6 million and a 9.75 carat classification, it’s the highest priced diamond per carat of all time.
4. The Graff Pink – $46.2 Million
This rare pink diamond is one of the most famous in history, and was once owned by renowned jeweller Harry Winston.
3. L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace – $55 Million
Just look at that stone! The huge yellow diamond that forms the centre-piece of L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace is an 890 carat behemoth.
2. Pink Star Diamond Ring – $72 Million
Witness the hypnotic beauty of the most expensive diamond ring ever sold!
1. Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond – $80 Million
The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond is crystalline perfection itself. Since 2011, the world’s most expensive jewel has reportedly resided with the Qatari royal family.
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