Some people can’t leave their house without their watch, some can’t leave the house without their bracelets, and some can’t leave the house without wearing their earrings. Earrings, like watches and all the other jewelry, can make a statement. From studs, to drop earrings, to cute and artsy character earrings, there is so much to choose from.
However, if you’re part of the rich and famous, you might end up wanting to flaunt some expensive pieces of earrings especially during events. This list is all about the most expensive earrings on the market today, or just a few of them. Only the insanely rich can be able to get their hands on these pieces of jewelry, the price of some remaining unknown as well.
Harry Winston Arabella Huntington Earrings
So, it goes without saying that Harry Winston is one of the best luxury jewelers in the world. First up is his stunning Arabella Huntington earrings. These earrings emerged shortly after Harry Winston himself donated the Diamond of Hope to the Smithsonian Institute, when he decided to expand his jewelry collection.
These earrings are one of the most valuable pieces in the history of fashion, so it’s safe to say that despite its price being unknown to the public, these are worth a lot of money. We sure hope he had these earrings insurance, it would be a shame if anything were to happen to them.
Marie Antoinette Diamond Earrings
Just by the name alone, you would know that this is one incredibly luxurious pair of earrings. Named after the once-queen of France, Marie Antoinette, these earrings were one of the most expensive in her collection. It sure is great to be the queen!
Although we know what happened since then, these earrings were, for some time, misplaced but was eventually found. Just like the Arabella Huntington earrings we previously mentioned, the exact price of these earrings are unknown, but around this time, these might now be worth billions.
Cartier Nouvelle Vague Earrings
On to something that is equally as sparkly and as expensive. These Nouvelle Vague earrings come from one of the fashion capitals of the world, in Paris. Parisian women tend to have great fashion sense, with their style, in beauty, fashion, and way of life are constantly imitated by people from all over the world.
So it’s no surprise that these earrings are some of the sought-after accessories. These Nouvelle Vague earrings are made out of white gold, with diamonds set in. These earrings from renowned brand Cartier cost $79,000. You’ll need a low interest credit card to purchase these.
Diamond and Pearl Danglers
Sometimes, it makes you wonder just to what extent people can go to just to be able to find jewels like these. These earrings, in particular, are made with one of the most sought-after diamonds in the world, coming from the Golconda mines in India.
The earrings have 6-carat pear-shaped diamonds as well as a pearl on each one, thus the name. Obviously, coming from the Golconda mines, these are worth a lot of money. They were then auctioned off for a price of $1.2 million, making them one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world.
Diamond Drop Earrings
These next pair of earrings were auctioned off at Christie’s Auction House in New York for a sum of $2.3 million, to an anonymous buyer, a possible jewel collector, or someone who just happens to be insanely rich. These stunning pear shaped diamond drop earrings with a total of 9.95 carats are encased in frames made out of white gold.
The two pear shaped diamonds are set in between a smaller, round diamond. From the price it was auctioned off at, it definitely deserves a spot on this list. A spot on the list, and a spot in our hearts, we’d definitely buy this if we had a low interest credit card or two.
Lorraine Schwartz Emerald Drop Earrings
Moving away from the diamonds a little bit, and going into other jewels, like emeralds in this next one. Famed jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz’s emerald drop earrings were put on the map when actress Angelina Jolie wore them during the Academy Awards back in 2009.
It was Angie’s love for the green jewel that jewelers elsewhere decided to follow the trend and make their own versions of this piece. These earrings are worth over $2.5 million and are made of deep emeralds and set in a silver frame with a smaller emerald set on top.
Colombian Emerald Earrings
Speaking of emeralds, here is another pair that is considered to be one of the most expensive in the world. These emerald earrings are made out of diamonds and emeralds weighted at 11.75 carats. However, the exact price of these diamonds remain to be uncertain when they were later auctioned off.
The value of these Colombian diamond earrings are estimated to be between $3.5 million and $5 million, although some experts in the fashion and jewelry industry claim that it was auctioned off to an anonymous buyer for $4.8 million. Well, whatever the exact price was, it’s certain that these earrings are worth a lot of money.
Empress Eugenie Earrings
We’ve previously mentioned the Arabella Huntington earrings as well as the Marie Antoinette ones, so of course, we can’t leave out this next pair of stunning earrings that are worth $3.3 million when it was auctioned off. Another piece of jewelry that has a history behind it all, these were a gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to his bride Eugenie.
The stunning earrings are made out of flawless, grey, and all natural saltwater pearls that have since been covered in antique silver and diamond caps. The diamonds were a total of 100 carats and came from a mine in the Brazilian province of Minas Gerais back in 1760.