Generally jewellery comes in all shapes, sizes, and prices. So, the world has a lot of examples of extremely expensive jewellery, and we thought it might be a fun idea to show them off.
Of course, if you are a little bit nosy, we feel that this piece might be just up your ally.
So, let’s start perusing the most elaborate price tags and do what we love- look at gorgeous jewellery.
- Hope Diamond
This one is number one in all lists of expensive jewellery, simply because it rounds up to 250 million dollars. Can you believe this?
The jewel dates back to 1668 when King Louis XIV bought it, and it stayed on French land until it vanished during the French Revolution.
Then again, the 45.42 karat masterpiece appeared in 1839 in the hands of Henry Philip Hope. Other owners include Evalyn Walsch McLean and Pierre Cartier. It definitely had a blast going from one legend to another until it reached the Smithsonian Institution to this day. In this case, Harry Winston bought it and brought it to the institution for safe keeping.
A terrifying secret to this diamond is that it supposedly cursed the mining heiress McLean, due to her tragic life. Furthermore, her close friends and family advised her to get rid of it.
However, if you look through the stories of the Hope Diamond owners, people believe them to be fake for value-increasing purposes.
So, if you are superstitious and curious, you can find documentaries on it, such as this one.
- Peacock Brooch
If you have never heard of the company Graff Diamonds, then you’re about to find out how awesome they are. Not only do they apply the Kimberly Process ( a model constructed for crafting jewellery without doing harm to people), but also made this legendary brooch.
It costs 100 million dollars and values 120.81 karats with 1,300 stones on the feathers of the peacock.
The bird’s body is a 20-karat dark blue diamond.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a scary curse or big story behind it, but the London-based jewellery brand is legendary enough.
To this day, no one knows where the brooch resides for safety purposes.
- Wittelsbach- Graff Diamond
We warned you that Graff Diamonds are legen-wait-for-it-dary! So, in number 3 we come to the Wittelsbach diamond that costs 80 million dollars in total.
It is valued at around 35 karats and it was in possession of the King of Spain Philip IV. Later on, it went to the Bavarian and Austrian crown and stayed there for quite a while.
Right now, the precious jewel is possession of the Qatari royals since 2011.
Moreover, since its recutting in 2008 by Laurence Graff, now the diamond values 31 karats, and has a better appearance.
- When Pink Gets Expensive
We are talking about the “Pink Star” that costs around 71 million dollars and is worth 59 karats.
According to the Gemology Institute of America, this precious stone is the most perfect internally pink diamond in the world.
Currently, the whereabouts of the Pink Diamond are at the Hong Kong Chow Tai Enterprises
- The 14.62-karat Blue Diamond
Lastly, we are talking about the “Oppenheimer Blue” which has a price tag of 57 million dollars.
To our surprise, there isn’t a lot of information about this stone. However, it’s known to have been a gift from Sir Philip Oppenheimer to his wife. Other details around his family are unknown, plus details on where the diamond came from.
Moreover, the important thing is that it is the largest vivid diamond in the world, so far.
If you are curious about more information on these precious stones, there are plenty of videos on Youtube.
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