Top 10 Most Expensive Jewellery Pieces in the World
10. Unmounted Heart Shaped Diamond
This piece of jewelry is a heart shaped diamond weighing 56.15 carats. It was originally cut from the Cullinan Diamonds, which the Cullinan 1 is now a part of Britain’s Crown Jewel collection and was sold for a staggering 11 million dollars. The diamond was part of the Magnificent Jewels collection which became available for purchase on May 2011. Christie’s (the seller) marketed the diamond as “Love At First Sight,” and released it for public view on Valentine’s Day.
9. Harry Winston’s Diamond Drop Earrings
These drop earrings aren’t just in demand because of the hefty price tag. They are highly valued because they were made for the use of A list Hollywood superstars. With 60 carats and 4 diamonds they also come with a crested platinum set which can only be seen if inspected closely.
8. The Bulgari Ring
Elegant and noteworthy this rare blue diamond ring is a Bulgari custom-designed ring from a European collector during the 1960s. The owner gave the ring to his wife at an estimated value of $2.9 million. It is considered to be one of the most expensive jewellery in the world.
7. Sotheby’s Golconda Diamond Ring
This jewel is one of the priciest to ever be sold at an auction. It has a pear-shaped Goldconda diamond ring and was presented at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn sale of 2011. With a selling price of $6.5 million, it is without a doubt one of the most expensive jewellery in the world.
6. Golconda Diamond Earrings
Coming from the Golconda mines of India, they have also been called the Imperial Cushions because of the cushion-shaped diamonds. Each earring is around 23.11 carats and they were first seen in May of 2011 at a Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Spring Sale in Hong Kong. They were bought by an anonymous bidder for $9.3 million.
5. The Cullinan Diamond
During the auction of 2009 this one of a kind blue diamond ring proved to be a crowd favorite at Sotheby’s semi-annual sale in Geneva and was able to fetch a whopping price of $9.69 million.
4. The Pink Graff Ring
Going for $11.8 million this diamond came from the mines of South Africa. It comes with a 5-carat pink diamond and has been mounted with Graff diamonds to raise the price even more.
3. Heart of the Ocean Diamond
Gloria Stuart wore one of the most expensive jewellery ever at the 1998 Academy Awards. This Harry Winston Sapphire has an estimated price of $20 million and is an exact replica of the piece of jewelry from the Titanic. It is the most expensive jewellery ever worn at the Oscars and replicas are being sold for $3.5 million in auction sales.
2. The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond
Sold for $24.3 million to Laurence Graff in 2008, it was rumored to be the diamond from the Indian Kingdom of Golkonda and that King Philip IV Spain bought it to include in the dowry of his teenage daughter, Margaret Teresa, in the year of 1664.
1. The Graff Pink
Said to be the most expensive jewellery pieces in the world, it was sold for a staggering price of $46 million in November 2010. Famously known as “The Graff Pink”, it is classified as a type II color diamond and has a perfect rating which gives it a price of about $1.85 million per carat.