Jewelry is captivating. Its beauty and value is awe-inspiring and glamourous. While most people will never afford the most expensive jewelry in the world, it’s fun to take a glimpse at it.
Here are the 10 most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world:
1.The Graff Pink. In November 2010, this peice sold for $46 million. The Graff Pink is classified as a type II color diamond. It has a perfect rating with a price of approximately $1.85 million per carat.
2.The $30 Million Diamond Bikini. The bikini was created by Susan Rosen with Steinmetz Diamonds. It uses all diamonds, with no fabric and features over 150 carats of D Flawless diamonds. The bikini features a 51 carat D Flawless Pear Shape, a 30 carat D Flawless Emerald Cut, a pair of 15 carat D Flawless Rounds as well as a pair of 8 carat D Flawless Pear Shapes. All of these diamonds are set in platinum.
3.The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond. This diamond sold for $24.3 million in 2008 to Laurence Graff. It is said to have been the diamond from Golkonda that King Philip IV from Spain bought as part of the dowry for his teenage daughter, Margaret Teresa in 1664.
4.The Heart of Ocean. This is a Harry Winston Sapphire is estimated to be worth $20 million. It is an exact replica of the piece from the Titanic. Gloria Stewart wore this at the 1998 Academy Awards.
5.The Bulgari Two-Stone Diamond Ring. One of the most expensive rings in the world, the piece features two large diamonds. It was created in 1972 from the Bulgari collection. It was purchased for $15.7 million by an asian collector after winning a fierce bidding war.
6.The Emerald and Diamond Tiara. This piece was commissioned by German Prince Guido Henckel von Dunnersmarck, who gave it as a gift to his second wife, Katherine, in 1900. It is also rumored to have belonged to the wife of French Emperor Napoleon III. the piece features 11 polished pear shaped emeralds, totaling approximately 500 carats. An anonymous bidder paid $12.6 million for the tiara.
7.The Wallis Simpson Panther Bracelet. The bracelet was once owned by King Edward VIII. It is rumored to have been sold for $12 million to Madonna.
8.The Pink Graff Ring. The diamond in this ring came from South African mines. It features a 5 carat pink diamond and was mounted with Graff diamonds to increase the price. It is valued at $11.8 million.
9.The $10 Million Ring. This piece contains a 6.01 carat cushion shaped blue diamond as its centerpiece. It was auctioned to an anonymous bidder for $10 million.
10.The Cullinan Diamond Ring. This piece features a one of a kind blue diamond. It was a crowd favorite at Sotheby’s semi-annual sale in Geneva and went for $9.69 million.
At Hat City Pawn, we might not have the world’s most expensive jewelry in store, but you will always find some beautiful vintage pieces in our collection that could make a perfect gift. We’re always interested in helping people to pawn jewelry too, so if you have some gold or platinum jewelry that you no longer wear and want to raise some money for, please get in touch.