The world’s most expensive jewellery is reserved for the wealthiest buyers in the world on the world’s most exclusive markets such as high-profile auctions. Although most of us aren’t invited to the bidding wars for such Ingenious rings, necklaces, and tiaras, that doesn’t make the cost of these unique and gorgeous pieces of jewellery any less astonishing.
The list of the most expensive jewellery items is always changing. Items become more expensive the older they become, and less expensive as the silver and gold market fluctuates. Of course most of the world’s most expensive pieces of jewellery are filled with rare, perfectly cut diamonds. This list is based on the most current and recent price at which the item was bought. Here are the top 5 most expensive pieces of jewellery in the world:
5. Garrard’s Heart of Kingdom Ruby
This 40.63-carat Burma ruby placed on a 155-carat diamond necklace is considered one of the most precious items of jewellery in the world. British jewellery company Garrard’s makes the gorgeous piece, one of the oldest jewellers in the world. This stunning necklace is made from the combination of the attractive and impressively designed heart shaped ruby. Rubies have significant value because of their small size and only available in 2 digit carats. This simple but unique necklace is priced at $14 million making it the 5th most expensive piece of jewellery in the world.
4. Chopard’s Blue Diamond Ring
The second most expensive ring in the world, this flawless piece of art from world famous Swiss jewellery company, Chopard is a true masterpiece. The large 9carat blue oval diamond is set on a triangular-shaped shoulder of diamonds on an 18k white gold band. Blue diamonds are the among the most rare diamond colour in the world and get their colour from the boron deposits around where they can be discovered. You’d have to spend $16.25 million to have this Chopard’s diamond ring.
3. Harry Winston’s Heart of the Ocean Diamond
The piece is arguably the most famous piece of jewellery in the world, made famous by the Titanic film. Harry Winston made this historic piece and the heart is made from a 15-carat blue diamond. Replicas of this item sell for more than $3.5 million but if you want the real deal you will have to spend $20 million.
2. Sotheby’s White Diamond
Sotheby is one of the world’s oldest jewellery auction houses and have played a significant role in selling some of the world’s most luxurious jewellery, such as this 118-carat flawless oval white diamond. This is considered one of the most brilliantly cut and sold diamonds to ever be sold. The exact price of the diamond is often debated, but in October 2013 it sold through a Sotheby auction in Hong Kong for $30.6 million.
1. The Graff Pink
This mysterious pink ring is considered the world’s most expensive piece of jewellery ever sold. There is little information or stories on the origins of this 25.78-carat pink diamond. It was purchased by Harry Winston and then sold through auction to Laurence Graff for a massive $46.2 million; it could be a small price to pay to own the diamond that has been called the greatest diamond ever mined.