25 Most Expensive Pieces Of Jewelry In The World

Posted by on May 16, 2013

While some people could care less how many karets they have on their finger, there are those that would literally kill to have the biggest “rock”. If you’ve ever seen Blood Diamond with Leonardo DiCaprio then you probably have an idea of how many lives can be tossed aside just to find one little piece of compressed charcoal. That being said, the diamond trade is still very alive and as long as people have a penchant for the ridiculously expensive it always will be. These are the 25 most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world.


25

Sapphire Ring of Princess Diana

Princess Diana is an iconic figure. No wonder the royal jewelry that she wore which is now in the hands of Kate Middleton will be valued at a price of $38,488. This ring was given by Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer on their engagement. Aside from the actual price. This ring is historically significant.

24

Queen Marie of Romania’s Shell Shaped Brooch

Once owned by Queen Marie of Romania this symbolic piece of brooch made out of Pecten shell was used as a crowned monogram for Princess Marie. It was crafted by C. Faberge and belongs to history of Russian Royalty.

23

Queen Marie Jose’s Emerald and Diamond Necklace

This interesting piece of jewelry was once owned by the last royalty of Italy, Queen Marie Jose. She was known for having an extensive collection of jewels including this diamond necklace. This necklace contains 50 emeralds and a lot of diamonds. It was created by Van Cleef and Arpels.

22

The Elephant Diamond

Containing emeralds, rock crystal and diamonds this piece was auctioned at Christie’s in London and was once used as an adornment for the Maharaja’s favorite elephant.

21

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.