Diamonds are timeless and the most desirable gemstones in the world. That is why the most beautiful and precious jewelry was made with diamonds. They adorned celebrities and royal members and made many women’s hearts flutter. Here is the list of TOP-10 the most expensive, but also stunning diamond jewelry pieces that catch everyone’s attention from year to year.
Wallis Simpson Panther Bracelet
In the last article, we told that Wallis Simpson was one of the most exciting jewelry collectors and no wonder that her custom jewelry piece is on this list too. The innovative design of the Panther bracelet has its own charm and beauty. It was designed in 1952 by Cartier, Paris. And in 2010 at Sotheby's, the bracelet was acquired by an American socialite who was famous for her elegance and charm. The 19.5 centimeters long jewelry was made of onyx and diamonds, and the panther's eyes sparkled with emeralds. The price of this jewelry piece is $12.4 million.
The Tiara with Emeralds and Diamonds
It once belonged to Princess Katharina Henkel von Donnersmarck. They say that before that it was worn by the wife of Napoleon III Eugene, who became a trendsetter. The tiara consists of 11 Colombian pearl-shaped emeralds weighing 500 carats, diamond flower and leaf designs, and pillow-cut yellow-green diamonds. Who made the tiara is not known, but experts at the auction house Sotheby's suggest that it could have been made by Joseph Chaumet or Frederic Boucheron, the founders of the jewelry houses of the same name (Chaumet and Boucheron) and the best jewelers of the late 19th century. In 2011, the tiara was auctioned to an anonymous buyer for $ 12.7 million.
Heart of the Ocean Necklace
There is no secret that this pendant is considered one of the most recognizable pieces of jewelry in the world. A replica of the necklace used in the super popular Titanic movie. The famous jeweler Harry Winston created the Heart of the Ocean necklace using a 15-carat blue diamond. With a glance at the success of the film and the superb beauty of the jewelry piece, the founders of the London company Asprey & Garrard The Heart of the Ocean have become one of the most stunning necklaces in the world. This is the most expensive piece of jewelry worn at the Oscars, it is worth $ 20 million and was worn by actress Gloria Stewart, who played the elderly Rose.
The Perfect Pink Diamond Ring
The Perfect Pink has 14.23 carats and a fantastically intense pink color. The rectangular diamond is surrounded on each side by white diamonds of the same shape, weighing about 1.67 and 1.73 carats, and which make them even more charming. Three diamonds are set on an 18-carat rose and white gold ring. The perfect pink color of a diamond and its smooth edges are the reason for its insane price - $20.3 million.
Chopard 201-Carat Watch
This is not the most expensive watch in the world, but the most memorable ones! 874 - so many different diamonds were used in the creation of this watch. The total weight of the precious stones is 201 carats. The watch has a very small display and such a wide variety of diamonds that even a professionalist may not see all the diamonds set in this jewelry. They were sold in 2000 for $25 million and Chopard became the first page of every luxury edition of the time.
In 2006, the supermodel Molly Sims presented the most amazing swimsuit that was made from diamonds set in platinum. It had a WOW-effect! The weight of 254 diamonds is over 150 carats. The swimsuit was designed by Susan Rosen at Steinmetz Diamonds. When creating a bikini, no thread was used - only extra-class gems. The price of such a brilliant jewelry swimsuit is $ 30 million.
L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace by Mouawad
In 2013 this jewelry masterpiece was entered in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive. The necklace was created by the jewelry company Mouawad. It weighs 637 carats and consists of 91 diamonds of various shapes, which are framed by 18-carat rose gold. In the center of the ornament is the world's largest dark yellow diamond, which weighs 407 carats. The price of this unique jewelry piece is $55 million.
Diamond Earrings "Apollo and Artemis"
The world’s record for the earrings price was set by the great pair of huge teardrop colored diamond earrings which were sold for $57.4 million at the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction. The Apollo Blue of 14.54 carat pear-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond, internally flawless was sold for $42.08 million and The Artemis Pink of 16.00 carat, a fancy intense pink stone costs 15.3 million dollars. Initially, it was believed that the earrings with pear-shaped diamonds in blue and pink were sold separately, but later representatives of Sotheby's reported that the buyer of both items was the same person, who wished to remain anonymous.
Graff Diamonds' Peacock Brooch
Very beautiful and original in its design the Peacock Brooch is just over 10 cm high and is decorated with a scattering of 120.81 carat colored diamonds. $ 100 million worth was presented at the TEFAF art fair in Maastricht, the Netherlands. In the center of the brooch is a pear-shaped blue diamond weighing 20.02 carats - one of the rarest blue diamonds in the world. It is surrounded by Graff white and colored diamonds. The peacock's tail feathers contain white, yellow, blue, and orange diamonds of various shapes and sizes. The tip of each feather is adorned with a white diamond-shaped flower bud. This colorful piece of jewelry is a real masterpiece.
The Hope Diamond
The leader in our TOP list is a deep sapphire-blue diamond that is famous for its disreputation. But still, it is one of the most expensive and desired gems in the world. It is worth $350 million weighing 45.52 carats and is stored in the Museum of Natural History in the United States. It is considered one of the most famous pieces of jewelry in the New World.