Jewelry has very different meanings to various people. For some, jewelry is a display of affection. For others it is a symbol of one’s social status. Regardless on purpose, jewelry is an object that has truly passed the test of time. Humans have been creating and showing off jewelry for thousands of years.
The following list looks at eight of the most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world. From a peacock brooch to an emerald and diamond tiara, these eight pieces of jewelry are sure to leave you mesmerized. Actress Mae West once said, “I never worry about diets.
The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.” It’s safe to say these eight one-of-a-kind pieces would be sure to turn her head. Let’s dive in.
The Peacock Brooch by Graff: $100 Million
Graff is one of the most well-known names in the diamond industry, and is responsible for creating some of the most awe-inspired pieces of jewelry known to man. When we think of jewelry, we usually think in terms of necklaces, rings, and bracelets.
We often times do not think of brooches as being luxury items, but Graff has made a piece that will change that pattern of thought. Say hello to the Peacock Brooch by Graff, whose price tag is larger than a private jet. Though this brooch only measures a little over 10 centimeters in height, it displays over 1,000 gemstones, and weighs 120.81 carats.
The blue centerpiece of the peacock’s body weighs over 20 carats alone, and is regarded as one of the rarest blue diamonds in the world. The blue centerpiece has the ability to be removed so the owner can enjoy wearing the centerpiece alone if desired.
Would you pass up the opportunity to own a private jet for this beautiful bird?
The Pink Star Diamond: $83 Million
In today’s market, $83 million could buy you a lot. Just think you could buy the Jewel Caye Island in Belize for $3.15 million, 17 Koenigsegg CXR Trevitas, or multiple houses in some of the world’s most sought after destinations. Alternatively, you could buy a single diamond.
Not just any diamond, the Pink Star Diamond. This flawless oval-shaped, pink-colored diamond weighs 59.60 carats, and holds the record for the highest bid of any diamond or gem ever sold.
The Pink Star Diamond is said to surpass the price tag on all other diamonds known to exist in any government, royal, or private collection. So, what would you choose? A private island or one of the rarest rocks known to man?
L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace: $55 Million
What is 637 carats, is yellow in shade, and costs over $50 million? The L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace of course! This one-of-a-kind necklace was named the world’s most expensive necklace by the one and only, Guinness World Records in 2013. The centerpiece of the L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace holds the title for the largest internally flawless diamond in the world.
If your eyes can move past the pristine centerpiece of this necklace, you will notice the 35 round diamonds and other intricacies of this masterpiece. The final touch of two diamonds are the icing on the cake. So what are you waiting for? Purchase that beautiful necklace today!
“The most expensive necklace in the world” could be yours for a whopping $55 million. Better start saving!
The Diamond Bikini: $30 Million
We all want to look good in a bikini, but how about $30 million good? All of that is possible with the diamond bikini that super model Molly Sims strutted during a bikini shoot in a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
The diamond bikini was created by Susan Rosen and Steinmetz Diamonds, and is made up of over 150-carats of flawless white diamonds set in platinum. This bikini is the most lucrative bikini in the world, and was last sold for $30 million to Tiger Woods.
In fact, this bikini is one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry across all categories. You could be sitting on the beach in style if you can convince Tiger Woods to sell you this bikini.
However, don’t expect him to let it go for anything less than a small fortune.
The Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace: $27.4 Million
To an untrained eye the Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace may look like an every-day necklace; however, you would be sorely mistaken. The Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace is anything but ordinary. This necklace by Cartier has been a prized possession of some of the most famous people in the world including members of the royal Mdivani family, and Wollworth Heiress, Barbara Hutton.
This one-of-a-kind necklace is comprised of 27 emerald-green jadeite beads. Did we mention that jadeite is considered to be the king of all jades? Perhaps one of the most amazing qualities of this necklace are the size of the beads. Even the smallest bead measures 15.40mm, while the largest measures 19.20mm.
If you aren’t quite sold, focus your eyes on the ruby diamond near the platinum gold clasp. You cannot miss it. If you can shell out the $27.4 million necessary to purchase the Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace, you’ll be sure to turn some heads.
If anything, you will be in possession of one of the most famous and important pieces of jadeite jewelry on the planet.
The Chopard 201-Carat Watch: $25 Million
When we think of expensive watches, we usually think of Rolex, Cartier, or Panerai. All of these luxurious watch brands can move over for the Chopard 201-Carat Watch. Chopard is well-known in the watch industry for quality, but the company really outdid itself when it created the Chopard 201-Carat watch.
The Chopard 201-Carat Watch includes a plethora of colored diamonds in highly unusual hues and unique shapes. What makes this watch ultra-rate is its inclusion of 874 rare, high-grade diamonds, along with its price tag of $25 million.
The watch’s centerpiece includes a stunning heart-shaped pink diamond that tips the scales at 15.37 carats. If that’s not enough, it comes with both a blue and D-color diamonds. When one presses on the three heart-shaped stones, they open like a flower, which displays the pavé-set watch face.
This watch face contains three pear-shaped yellow diamonds, weighing in at 8.45 carats. Chopard definitely brought a completely new meaning to the term luxury watch.
The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond: $24.3 Million
The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond has history dating all the way back to the 17th century. This diamond was part of a dowry for the teenage daughter of King Philip IV of Spain, and was part of the Bavarian Crown jewels before it disappeared for decades during the 20th century.
The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond weighs 31.06 carats, and boasts an extremely rare blue color. Its internally flawless clarity makes it nearly impossible to take your eyes off it. The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond has been on display at some of the world’s most famous museums, where people from all over the world admire its rare beauty.
This rare diamond is classified by experts as one of the world’s most remarkable discoveries, and can be yours for a mere $24.3 million.
The Emerald and Diamond Tiara: $12.7 Million
We couldn’t complete this piece without mentioning the breathtaking Emerald and Diamond Tiara. This royal piece was created in 1900 and was owned by Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck for years. Perhaps the most inspired part of this tiara, and what makes it unique are the 11 tear drop emeralds that line the top of this masterpiece.
According to experts, the emeralds alone weigh 500 carats. On top of the gorgeous emeralds, the tiara includes many smaller diamonds of silver and gold, in addition to 11 large cushion-shaped diamonds situated at the bottom of the tiara’s body.
The Emerald and Diamond Tiara is a true sentiment of royalty. Its prestigious history along with flawless design justify the $12.7 million price tag.