It’s no secret that we all love diamonds or can at least appreciate their beauty. They are formed at high temperatures and pressured deep below the Earth’s surface which is what makes them so unusual, unique and precious. Some diamonds can be as old as the Earth itself, which only creates more fascination around them. If you’ve ever wondered where you can expect to find the most expensive jewellery pieces, why not check out our guide to what are the most expensive pieces of bling that can ever be found…
The Blue Moon Diamond
The Blue Moon Diamond is certainly one of a kind and was recently sold for $48.4 million at an auction in Geneva in Switzerland in 2015. The rare and wonderfully blue diamond was purchased by a private collector from Hong Kong and the sale price came in at a record price for any single gemstone! The diamond took 6 months to cut and polish and came in at a whopping 12.03 carats of vivid-blue glamour!
In 2015 at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong, someone purchased a rare, natural grey pearl necklace named the Cowdray Pearls for over $5.2 million- this was sold alongside a 27.68 carat Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring. Both pieces were bought by Hong Kong collectors.
The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond
Richard Burton gifted Elizabeth Taylor the 33.1 carat and potentially flawless diamond set on a ring in 1968. The ring ended up selling for the insane price of $8.8 million at an auction in 2011.
Princess Diana’s Sapphire Ring
Princess Diana’s engagement ring was hand-picked by the late Princess years ago and now belongs to Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. The ring is flawless and features an 18 carat sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
Bulgari Blue Diamond Ring
The unique two stoned Bulgari ring features a stunning triangular shapes blue diamond weighing 10.95 carats with a colourless triangular diamond sitting near it at 9.87 carats. The ring made $15.7 million at a Christies Jewel auction in New York in 2010.
Mouawad L ’Incomparable
L ’incomparable translates into ‘beyond comparison’ or ‘unequalled’ and this certainly is the case for this next gem (no pun intended)! The large necklace is the most expensive in the world, according to the folks at Guinness World Records and features a massive yellow diamond surrounded by 103 diamonds of all different shapes.
The Unmounted Heart Shaped Diamond
The unmounted heart shapes D colour diamond is internally flawless and comes in at a massive 56.15 carats and is affectionately named as the ‘Love At First Sight’ diamond. This sparkler reached an astonishing $12 million at an auction in Geneva in 2011.
The Heart Of The Ocean
Our next contender is an imitation of the necklace worn by Kate Winslet in the movie ‘Titanic’ and features a 15-carat blue diamond. This piece was created by jewellery Harry Winston and was worn by Gloria Stuart at the 1998 Academy Awards.
Wallis Simpson Panther Bracelet
Made in 1852, the panther bracelet belonged to the Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson. The bracelet looks like a life-like panther and has ears made of diamonds, eyes of emeralds and teeth made of platinum. The bracelet sold for $7.3 million in 2010 and it is rumoured that it was bought by the music icon Madonna.
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