Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Expensive Jewellery Pieces In The World in 2017. In a growing global society that demands recognition, it must be constantly reminded that in order to pursue what the higher price will purchase, it is then reasoned that the higher the price of a piece of jewellery, the more sought after and precious it is.
Listed in descending order from the indescribably beautiful to the expensively obscene, a list of 10 of the 10 Most Expensive Jewellery Pieces in the World.
List of Top 10 Most Expensive Jewellery Pieces In The World 2017
10. The Briolette Diamond Necklace
The Briolette Diamond Necklace weighs in at 75.36 carats. When master diamond cutter William Goldberg set aside six months to cut the 160.5 carat diamond he produced a stunning tear drop that now hangs suspended from a purple-pink marquise diamond. Accompanied by a briolette diamond studded neck chain of rose and white gold, it was expected to bring $8.5 to 12.5 million at Christie’s Auction, Hong Kong. It sold for $11.1 million; one of the largest briolette diamonds ever brought to auction.
9. Panther Bracelet
Wallis Simpson had several ‘Cat’ jewels in her collection, but her favourite was the Panther Bracelet designed by Cartier Paris. Made articulated to encircle her wrist in a flourish of brilliant and single-cut diamonds, the eyes of the panther were set with emeralds while the body, which divided in two places, was set with onyx. A striking piece, it was made to look realistic and appeared to move elegantly on the arm. Auctioned at Sotheby’s in central London, the piece sold for $12.4 million was the most expensive Cartier item sold at any auction.
8. Heart of the Kingdom
Hand crafted by the house of Garrard & Co, The Heart of the Kingdom is one of the most expensive pieces of jewellery with a current market price of $14 million. Featuring a rare, most sought after blood red, Burmese ruby, this heart shaped stone weighs 40.63 carats and is presented in a 155 carat diamond necklace of 150 diamonds. It is more magnificent and resplendent in real life than in a picture that could never do it the justice it deserves.
7. The Bulgari Two-Stone Diamond Ring
Natural blue diamonds are amongst the most prized of colored diamonds. The Bulgari Blue Diamond ring was created in the early 1970s and became a gift to the wife of Carlo Tronconi, a wealthy collector after she bore their first son. Earning extraordinary prices well over $1 million per carat, the two triangular diamonds, a balanced saturation of clear sky blue weighing 10.95 carats, and the other, a colourless weighing in at 9.87 carats, was offered at auction in 2010. An Asian collector, after a furious bidding battle, procured the ring for $15.7 million.
6. Heart of the Ocean
After the film, Titanic in which Rose (Gloria Stuart) throws the fictional Heart of the Ocean necklace from her hand into the water presumably above the Titanic wreck site, London-based jeweller Asprey & Garrard, who created the fictional heart as a prop, was commissioned to create a genuine necklace of the same design.
Platinum set, a 171 carat Ceylon sapphire in an inverted pear shape with a cleft was encompassed by 103 diamonds. Resembling a heart, it was suspended from a chain featuring round, pear, and marquise cut white diamonds. The necklace that would never be made available for public viewing was bought for $17 million.
5. The Perfect Pink
It was after an intense war of bidding with four other interested parties that an anonymous buyer secured the exquisite ring. Christie’s offered this extremely rare 14.23 carat emerald cut vivid pink diamond christened the Perfect Pink for a staggering $23.2 million. According to Christie’s, only 18 distinct pure pink diamonds larger than 10 carats have ever been sold at auction in over 240 years. This particular jewel is now the most expensive ever sold in Asia.
4. The Winston Blue
The world’s largest known flawless vivid blue diamond, the Winston Blue named after its owner, was auctioned by Christie’s in May 2014 and sold to Harry Winston, a subsidiary of the Swatch Group. At $1.8 million per carat, the stunning 13.22 carat blue diamond was sold for $23.8 million. Framed either side by pear-shaped diamonds both weighing in at 1.00 and 0.9 carats respectively it remains the largest, flawless Fancy Vivid blue diamond in the world.
3. Pink Emerald-Cut Graff Diamond
Private collector Laurence Graff attained the emerald cut pink diamond from famous American jeweller Harry Winston. The “Fancy Intense Pink” is a 24.78 carat, rare type II colour diamond with a purity and elegance usually reserved for white diamonds. Known to be one of the greatest diamonds ever found, the ring with a perfect rectangular step cut, is flanked by two shield-shaped diamonds which are all mounted on a platinum ring.
2. Pink Star
A plum-sized diamond known as the “Pink Star” weighs a whopping 59.60 carats having weighed 132.5 carats rough. The largest diamond rated Vivid Pink, it took 20 months to cut it. Auctioned by Sotheby’s in Geneva in late 2013, it was ‘purchased’ by Isaac Wolf who was representing a group of investors. He renamed it The Pink Dream having bid for $83.2 million, a world record for a gemstone, however, when the buyer defaulted Sotheby’s withheld the stone in it’s inventory and it has now been estimated to hold a value of $72 million.
1. Peacock Brooch
The Gaff Peacock Brooch is a magnificent diamond-laden creation with 1,305 stones weighing in at 120.81 carats. Valued at $100 million, the colours depicting the unclaimed beauty of the peacock are perhaps the most valuable in this powerful statement. A stellar collection of white, yellow, pink, orange and green diamonds are the dazzling extravagances in this brooch but the piece de resistance is the 20.02 pear-shaped blue diamond on centre stage that can be detached and worn separately.
As a note to give this listing a fitting ending, the legendary Hope Diamond is a 45.52 curse that remains priceless. The stone emits a luminescence of a brilliant red hue that persists after the light source has been removed. It originated in India in the Kollur Mine. Those who bought or wore it was slain, committed suicide, hanged, imprisoned or tortured. It was purchased in 1947 by Harry Winston who donated the diamond to Smithsonian Institution in 1958.