Top 100 Most Expensive Pieces of Jewelry in the Word

Top 100 Most Expensive Pieces of Jewelry in the Word

by Anelia Kuzmanova

Pieces of Jewelry, they look lovely to wear, but they are also investments. Precious metals and gems used on jewelry may go up and down the market depending on its market value. It is common knowledge that a piece of jewelry that has a high-quality diamond cost millions, but how about a piece of jewelry that has hundreds of diamond pieces in it. According to experts, the diamond must have the Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat also knowns as the 4 C’s. However, most of all, it needs to be certified by a third-party institution. Gemological Institute of America or GIA is the most recommended, for it does not gain any financial stake upon the sale if the certified diamond. The certificate would tell you precisely what you are purchasing and is the jewelry worth your money. An expert diamond cutter would be able to play with the cut of a diamond and hide some of its imperfections. The color ranges from D – Z with the letter D being the whitest and purest of all color. Clarity, on the other hand, is also graded. IF or internally flawless is the highest grade when it comes to clarity. VVS1 comes in next, followed by VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2, and I1 which is the lowest quality of all.

Today, we are going to tackle the top 100 most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world. I have categorized it per type, necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, and tiaras. Diamond, Jadeite, and Pearls. Now let us start with the necklaces.

Most Expensive Necklaces

  1. The Hope Diamond Necklace

The Hope Diamond Necklace

This necklace is currently estimated to cost $350 million, 42.52K blue stone surrounded by 16 pieces of bright pear and cushion cut diamonds attached to a necklace chain with 45pieces of clear-cut crystals. The jewelry exhibits an enchanting look coupled with stories of misfortunes and curses. These legends were brought about by extraordinary red luminescence when placed in a dark place. It was estimated to have come from the southern part of India. The raw blue diamond was first acquired by a French merchant, cut, and sold to King Louis XIV by Jean Tavernier. It was called French blue. French Blue was stolen in 1792 and reappeared in 1839, owned by a London banker's family named Hope. The most significant section of the stone was left, and it was then called Hope diamond. Its last owner was Harry Winston; the necklace is now displayed in Smithsonian Museum donated by the latter himself.

  1. A heritage in Bloom Necklace

A heritage in Bloom Necklace

Worth $200 Million in 2015, created by a world-renowned Chinese artist Wallace Chan. The necklace was cut from a 507 carat internally flawless white diamond, the design revolves around its 104-carat Type IIA diamond with 19 pieces of colorless diamond from the same raw stone, 600 pieces of pink diamonds, and 114 pieces of green Jadeites. What is exceptional about this necklace is that it can be taken apart and styled in 27 different combinations. Chow Tai Fook commissioned Wallace to create a masterpiece that would take part in China's 6000 years of Chinese Jewelry design. It was inspired by the Chinese figurative features of bats and butterflies. The whole piece took 22 artisans to work with and 47,000 hours to finish.

The 27 ways are as follows:

Full Blossom, Butterfly Love, Tranquility, Reminiscence, Dreamlike moment, All in Bloom, Spring Sonata, Rendezvous, New Moon, The smile of Love, Flower Gaze, Bright Day, As in Dreams, Infinite Love, Moonlit Flowers, Ethereal, For Generations, Sweetness of spring, Wild Dancer, A happy Encounter, Enchanted, In Harmony, Jade butterfly, Everlasting Joy, Resonance, Silky Fragrance, One in a Million. Official info about the jewelry here.

  1. L'Incomparable Diamond Neckpiece of 2013

L'Incomparable Diamond Neckpiece of 2013

This necklace contains a 637-carat masterpiece worth $55 million named the world's most expensive necklace in 2013. It features a 407-carat large step-cut yellow gem set on an 18K rose gold; its chain is paved with 35 round cut bright diamonds, 27 pieces of beautifully cut pear diamonds, and 9 charming heart cut diamonds. There's more, 4 oval cut, 3 Asscher-cut, five cushion cut, and five emerald cuts diamonds are also set on the necklace. More Info

  1. 18th-Century Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendant

18th-Century Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendant

Auctioned at Sotheby's with the final bid of 39.2 million. This 18th-century pendant is the was a part of the royal jewels collection from the Parma clan. A beautifully cut oval diamond with a bow theme suspending a natural drop-shaped pearl completed with a hinge and hook back fitting. The detachable pendant of Marie Antoinette's three-strand pearl necklace. The necklace also has a pair of natural drop earring s sold in a different lot. More Info

  1. The Art of Grisogono Neckpiece

The Art of Grisogono Neckpiece

A 163.41-carat emerald-cut GIA certified flawless D color diamond, cut from a raw 404-carat rare diamond from Angola. Considered the biggest emerald-cut diamond ever offered in an auction. Sold for 30.6 million USD. The jewelry features an asymmetric necklace adorned with 6,000 pieces of green emeralds and 0.5-8-carats baguette-cut diamonds with 66 pieces of suspended pear-cut emerald drops. Fawas Gruosi, the founder of de Grisogono, used emerald for its green color that denotes good luck. More Info

  1. Hutton Mdivani Jade Cartier Neckpiece

Hutton Mdivani Jade Cartier Neckpiece

Part of the Sotheby Hong Kong Auction and was sold at 27.4 million USD. Coined as the greatest jadeite bead necklace acquired by the Cartier collection. The necklace features 27 jadeite beads with highly translucent bright emerald green color with a platinum, and 18K gold clasp paved set with brilliant rubies and baguette-cut diamonds. More Info

  1. La Perergrina by Cartier

La Perergrina by Cartier

Realized at 11.84 million USD as a part of the collection of Elizabeth Taylor auction at Christie's. A necklace with a previous long history owned by Spanish king from King Philip the second until King Carlos IV, it was then passed to Joseph Bonaparte to the late Elizabeth Taylor. The necklace features 56 pieces of natural pearls with 4 pieces of cultured pearls set alternated with eight cushion-cut rubies surrounded by a round-cut diamond flame motif set. A detachable drop-shaped natural pearl suspended on a silver foliage bail decorated with rose and old mine-cut diamond. The clasp hangs from a pear-shaped ruby surrounded with round-cut diamonds with a detachable spacer pear-cut ruby and a pearl link. More Info

  1. Briolette Diamond Necklace

Briolette Diamond Necklace

Made by the house of Goldberg, auctioned at Christie's in 2013 for 11.1 million USD. It was later renamed as the star of China. From a 160.5-carat rough diamond, a stunning 75.36-carat briolette was made. Type II diamond exhibits a high degree of transparency. The necklace was bought by Tiffany Chan, the vice-chairperson of china start entertainment and renamed it The Star of China. More Info

  1. Sapphire and Diamond Necklace (The Blue Belle of Asia)

Sapphire and Diamond Necklace (The Blue Belle of Asia)

Sold at Christie's for 17.3 million USD. A 392.52-carat blue sapphire, which is the fourth largest in history for Sri Lanka. The raw sapphire was formerly known as the Island of gems, bought by Lord Nuffield in 1937. The necklace features a cushion-cut sapphire overhanging with tassels paved with oval-shaped diamonds on a gold base material. The sapphire used was reported to be one of the largest faceted sapphires by the Gübelin Gem Lab has seen to date. More Info

  1. An Outstanding Ruby and Diamond Necklace by Etcetera

An Outstanding Ruby and Diamond Necklace by Etcetera

Worth 13 million USD sold at an auction in Christie's last 2015. The necklace features a deigned of three rows of latticework band with two rows of cushion and oval-cut rubies centering thirteen pear-cut bright diamonds set on a 43.9cm ling eighteen karats white gold base. More Info

  1. A Brilliant Emerald and Diamond Necklace by Cartier

A Brilliant Emerald and Diamond Necklace by Cartier

A necklace worth 9.7 million USD containing 12 emeralds of Columbian origin as reported by the SSEF and described as an Exceptional Emerald Necklace. An accessory that features 12 pieces of a mixed octagonal and hexagonal-cut green emeralds. Two pieces of old European cut diamond spacer set in gold collets with heart-shaped galleries. More Info

  1. Remarkable Diamond Fringe Necklace, By Harry Winston

Remarkable Diamond Fringe Necklace, By Harry Winston

Realized at 8.32 million USD, a fringe necklace that features a diamond line with pearl-cut diamond drops, eighteen pieces of large diamonds mounted on platinum and gold base. Made by Jacques Timey for Harry Winston. More Info

  1. Le Jardin D'Isabelle Clear and Colored Diamond Necklace by Boehmer Et Bassenge

Le Jardin D'Isabelle Clear and Colored Diamond Necklace by Boehmer Et Bassenge

A luxurious piece adorned with two pieces of bright pear-shaped diamonds, a brilliant-cut diamond surrounded with pink diamonds fashioned and set in a leaf shape. Double band necklace with various diamond flower head constellations on a gold base. Its final bid cost 8.5 million CHF. The diamond pieces used has a D color with flawless quality. More Info

  1. Taj Mahal Ruby and Gold Chain Diamond, by Cartier

Taj Mahal Ruby and Gold Chain Diamond, by Cartier

Part of the collection of Elizabeth Taylor worth 8.81 million USD. The gold neck chain was made by Cartier with an engraved heart-shaped table but bright diamonds. The gold necklace was decorated with cabochon-red rubies, and old mine cut brilliant diamonds. The base material used was gold with inscribed Islamic date of 1037(1627-1682). More Info

  1. An Outstanding Ruby and Diamond Necklace, By Faidee

An Outstanding Ruby and Diamond Necklace, By Faidee

Sold at 7.1 million USD, this ruby and diamond necklace was reported to have a pigeon red blood color as well as an E color with VVS1 clarity. The necklace features 32 pieces of cushion-cut rubies with weights that range from 5.05-1.04 carat, interchangeably set with cushion-cut bright diamonds set on a platinum gold base. More Info

  1. An Emerald and Diamond Necklace by Bulgari

An Emerald and Diamond Necklace by Bulgari

Worth 6.1 million auctioned in 2011 as a part of the collection of Elizabeth Taylor. The necklace features sixteen pieces of rectangular and square-cut emeralds surrounded by round-cut diamonds. Interspaced by marquise and pear-cut diamond quatrefoils set on a platinum base. The pendant is detachable from its 14.25 inches long necklace. More Info

  1. Emerald, Diamond Palmette Necklace by Edmond Chin

Emerald, Diamond Palmette Necklace by Edmond Chin

Auctioned last May 2017 under the Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels line, its final bid was 5.9 million USD. The necklace features a floral designed characterized with eleven palmette themes joined with round cut emerald set on the rectangular –cut green emeralds. A different cut of bright diamonds linked together to create foliate links. More Info

  1. The Gulf Pearl Parure

The Gulf Pearl Parure

Auctioned in November 2006 with a final bid of 5.5 million USD under the magnificent collection of the royal house. Fashioned in a fringe of 11 natural pearl drops suspended on an ornate necklace paved with a line of natural pearl drops parallels with a row of pear-cut diamonds and a row of marquise-cut diamonds completed with a string of pearls. More Info

  1. A Sapphire Diamond String by Bulgari

A Sapphire Diamond String by Bulgari

Auctioned in December 2011 under the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor with a final bid of 5.9 million USD. The necklace features an octagonal pendant paved with brilliant bullet-cut diamonds, caliber-cut sapphire trim with a cabochon-sapphire center. The chain is likewise paved with clear-cut diamonds with caliber – cut sapphire spacers set on a platinum base. More Info

  1. The Imperial Emerald of the Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia Necklace

The Imperial Emerald of the Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia Necklace

Auctioned in May 2019 under the collection of magnificent jewels with a final bid of 4.6 million USD. First owned by Catherin the Great passed on the royal family, to a private collector. The necklace features a pear-cut green emerald surrounded with round and marquise-cut bright diamonds, set on a platinum base. More Info

  1. Magnificent Diamond and Emerald Necklace by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Magnificent Diamond and Emerald Necklace by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Auctioned in November 2013 under the collection of magnificent jewels with a final bid of 4.1 million USD. A necklace that features a combination of epaulet and baguette-cut bright diamond necklace paved with diamond scallop links. Nine drop-cut emeralds hang on to baguette-cut brilliant diamonds alternated with rectangular-cut diamond rings. More Info

  1. Emerald Diamond String, BY CARTIER

Emerald Diamond String, BY CARTIER

Auctioned in November 2013 under the collection of magnificent jewels with a final bid of 3.2 million USD. The necklace features a detachable, shield-shaped pendant adorned with rectangular, cut-cornered green emeralds joined with its link chain paved in the same way as the pendant. Completed with a diamond, scroll link back chain on a platinum base.

  1. An Antique Diamond Necklace

An Antique Diamond Necklace

Auctioned in December 2011 under the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor with a final bid of 2.6 million USD. A highly elaborately fashioned necklace that features a series of 10 pieces of old min-cut diamonds flower heads joined with a foliate link on a silver-gold base with five detachable blooms that can be worn as a brooch.

  1. Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace of Queen Marie Antoinette

Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace of Queen Marie Antoinette

Auctioned in Sotheby under the collection f the royal jewels of the Parma clan worth 2.47 million USD. A layered necklace composed of three rows of natural pearls with sizes from 7.3 to 9.3 millimeters each. Highlighted by a star center decorated with cushion-cut, round-cut, and rose-cut diamonds. First owned by Marie Antoinette paired with tits detachable pendant in number 4. More Info

  1. Emerald and Diamond Necklace by Harry Winston

Emerald and Diamond Necklace by Harry Winston

Auctioned in May 2012 under the collection of magnificent jewels with a final bid of 2.1 million USD. A necklace designed by Harry Winston characterized by a line of clear-cut diamonds with twin pear-cut diamond accents. Five detachable pieces of pear-cut emeralds suspending on round-cut diamond pendants. Completed with a marquise and pear-cut emerald clasp set on a platinum base.

   26. Colored Orange –Brown Diamond Pendant

 Colored Orange –Brown Diamond Pendant

Auctioned in May 2007 under the collection of magnificent jewels with a final bid of 1.3 million USD, a necklace that features a stunning briolette-cut orange-brown diamond surrounded with brilliant-cut bright diamonds. Competed with a beige silk rope with a diamond set hook-eye clasp on a white gold base. More Info

  1. The Red Emperor Necklace of 2014

The Red Emperor Necklace of 2014

Sold at 9.9 million USD by JW Currens, a necklace made of 30 pieces of heart-shaped and pear-cut pigeon blood rubies alternately set with ovals and pear-cut diamonds mounted on platinum and 18K yellow gold base. A famous company Fai Dee that specializes in cutting Burmese rubies amended the rubies. More Info

  1. RED SCARLET NECKLACE, By James W. Currens for FAIDEE

RED SCARLET NECKLACE, By James W. Currens for FAIDEE

A ruby and diamond necklace worth 5.1 million auctioned in the year 2012, an accessory that features 26 oval-cut rubies accentuated by a collection of marquise and pear-cut diamonds set on a platinum and 18K yellow gold base. The rubies exhibit a pigeon's blood red color with diamonds with Vs2 clarity and D color. More Info

Most Expensive Earrings

  1. The Apollo and Artemis Diamonds

The Apollo and Artemis Diamond

The Apollo, a rare diamond a was renamed as The Memory of Autumn Leaves while the Artemis diamond, also a unique type of diamond, was named The Dream of Autumn Leaves. Auctioned in Sotheby's in May 2017, the two lyrical pear-shaped diamonds became the most valuable earring ever sold. Apollo is 14.54 carats, type II B, internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond. The Artemis pink is 16 carats, Type II-A, VVS clarity fancy intense pink diamond. Combined, they are worth 57.4m USD. More Info

  1. Mirror De L'amour a sensational Pair of Diamond Earrings, by Boehmer Et Bassenge 2017

Mirror De L'amour a sensational Pair of Diamond Earrings, by Boehmer Et Bassenge 2017

Auctioned under the Geneva Magnificent Jewels of Christie's in November 2016 with a final bid of 18.7 million USD. Two pear-cut diamond, each for has a 52.55 and 50.47 carats, marquise-cut cluster at the top of the diamond drop set on a gold base. GIA certified D color, flawless clarity, and a type-II A quality. More Info

  1. The Oriental Sunrise Diamond Earrings

The Oriental Sunrise Diamond Earrings

Auctioned in May 2016 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 12.1 million USD. A piece of vivid sunset yellow oval-cut diamond attached to a marquise-cut diamond line surmounted with an oval-cut clear diamond on a lustrous gold base. The orange-yellow diamond exhibits a D color with VVS2 clarity. More Info

  1. The Imperial Cushions Diamond Ear Pendants

The Imperial Cushions Diamond Ear Pendants

A colorless 23.11-саrаtѕ imperial cushion-cut diamond with a bell-shaped link diamond spacer with a baguette-cut diamond set on a platinum base. Auctioned on Christie's spring in the year of 2011. The diamond was mined from Golconda mines, it has an estimated worth is about $9.3 million. The diamond was reported to have VS1 clarity and D color. More Info

  1. Diamond Drop Earrings by Harry Winston

Diamond Drop Earrings by Harry Winston

Valued at 8.3 million, a design available for purchase from the House of Harry Winston. Designed by the late Harry Winston, the pair features two-pieces of pear-cut clear diamond drop surmounted by oval-cut brilliant diamonds with a total weight of 60.1. More Info

  1. Pair of Emerald and Diamond Earrings

Pair of Emerald and Diamond Earrings

Auctioned in November 2011 under the Collection of Hong Kong magnificent jewels with a final bid of 4 million USD. Each earpiece is highlighted with a cushion-cut emerald weighing 23.12 and 25.38 each. A clear cushion-cut diamond surmounts each piece weighing 3.04, each set on a luxurious platinum base. More Info

  1. Rare Clear and Colored Diamond Earrings

Rare Clear and Colored Diamond Earrings

Auctioned in May 2016 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 5 million USD. An elegant pair of earrings characterized by a light blue rectangular-cut diamond, each weighing 3.02 and 2.50 carats. Connected to round-cut clear diamond link surmounted with an oval-cut clear diamond set on a platinum base. More Info

  1. Pearl, Emerald and Diamond Earrings

Pearl, Emerald and Diamond Earrings

Auctioned in May 2019 under the Collection of Hong Kong magnificent jewels with a final bid of 4.49 million USD. 23.34 and 23.18 carats of pear-cut emeralds suspended on a pearl link decorated with old-mine cut bright diamonds, surmounted by a cushion-cut clear diamond on a lavish platinum base. More Info

  1. Superb Diamond Earrings by Harry Winston

Superb Diamond Earrings by Harry Winston

Auctioned in May 2012 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 4.1 million USD. A necklace designed by the late Harry Winston that features a detachable pear-shaped diamond connected to a removable marquise-cut clear diamond link surmounted with a flower head top decorated with pear and marquise-cut bright diamonds. More Info

  1. Emerald and Diamond Earrings by BVLGARI

Emerald and Diamond Earrings by BVLGARI

Sold at 3.2 million USD, a pair of earrings as a part of the Elizabeth Taylor Collection in 2011. The drop earring features a hanging pear-cut emerald surrounded by round-cut clear diamond. Set on a platinum base. The marquise and the round cut quatrefoil were also paved with diamonds. More Info

  1. Extraordinary Diamond Earrings

Extraordinary Diamond Earrings

Auctioned in November 2019 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 2.3 million USD. Pear-cut drop diamonds, each weighing 12.71 and 12.07 carats suspended on a hook platinum base paved with a series of round-cut clear crystals. The diamonds used exhibits a type IIA clarity and D color. More Info

  1. Rare Pair of Diamond and Emerald Earrings

Rare Pair of Diamond and Emerald Earrings

Auctioned in November 2013 under the Collection of Hong Kong magnificent jewels with a final bid of 1.4 million USD. Two pieces of drop-shaped emerald of Columbian origin, each weighs 30.26 and 30.09 carats connected to a cap paved with bright diamonds, surmounted on a round-shape emerald surrounded with brilliant diamonds set on a platinum base. More Info

Most Expensive Rings

  1. Wittels Bach-Graff- Diamond

Wittels Bach-Graff- Diamond

Auctioned in December 2008 under the Collection of the London sale Jewels with a final bid of 21.3 million USD. A type IIB grade grayish-blue cushion-cut unmounted diamond that weighs 35.56 carats. At present, its estimated worth is about 80 million USD. More Info

  1. Pink Star Diamond Ring

Pink Star Diamond Ring

Auctioned in April 2017 in Hong Kong with a final bid of 72 Million USD. The auction set a new record. A 59.60-carat oval-mixed cut pink diamond with a Type IIA grade that denotes the purest quality and internally flawless quality. It was renamed as the CTF Pink stay commemorating the late Cheng Yu-Tung. The pink start was mounted on a platinum base. More Info

  1. Oppenheimer Blue Ring of 2016

Oppenheimer Blue Ring of 2016

Auctioned in May 2018 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 57.54 million USD. A 14.62-carat vivid blue diamond, named after Sir Philip Oppenheimer. The ring features a rectangular-cut blue diamond fringed on each side by a trapeze cut clear diamond mounted on a platinum base. More Info

  1. The sunrise Ruby 2015

The sunrise Ruby 2015

This ring fetched the world's record for a ruby of 30million USD. The 25.59-carat cushion-cut ruby exhibits a rare pigeon blood color. The ruby is set between a 2.7 and a 2.47-carat shield-cut diamonds set on a platinum and 18K yellow gold base. More Info

  1. The Cullinan Dream: A colored Diamond Ring

The Cullinan Dream: A colored Diamond Ring

Auctioned in June 2016 under the collection of magnificent jewels and the Cullinan dream with a final bid of 25.36 million USD. The ring features a cut-cornered rectangular-mixed cut 24.18-carat blue diamond fringed on each side by a tapered baguette-cut clear diamond set on a platinum base with Cullinan dream engravings. More Info

  1. The Winston Blue Diamond Ring

The Winston Blue Diamond Ring

Auctioned in May 2014 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 23.8 million USD, a ring that features a pear-cut 13.22-carat blue diamond fringed on each side by a pear-cut clear diamond. The diamond exhibits a type-IIB quality with internally flawless clarity. More Info

  1. Fancy Intense Pink Diamond Ring

Fancy Intense Pink Diamond Ring

Auctioned in Sotheby under the collection from an outstanding private group with a final bid of 22.4 million USD. Named as the magnificent elegant pink diamond ring that features a step-cut 17.07-carat pink diamond set in between two triangular-cut bright diamonds that each weighs 3.07 and 3.13 carats mounted on a platinum base. More Info

  1. Fancy Vivid Pink Colored Diamond Ring

Fancy Vivid Pink Colored Diamond Ring

Auctioned in November 2016 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 19.5 million USD, a ring that features a beautiful pear-cut 9.14-carat vivid pink diamond flanked between two baguette-cut diamonds on each side set on a size platinum base. the pink diamond exhibit a VS2 clarity according to GIA. More Info

  1. Colored Diamond Ring, BULGARI

Colored Diamond Ring, BULGARI

Auctioned in December 2018 under the Collection of New York magnificent jewels with a final bid of 18.3 million USD. Made and signed by Bulgari accompanied by a blue Bulgari case, this sensational ring features an 8.08carat cushion-cut vivid blue diamond flanked with two triangular-cut bright diamonds on both sides set on a platinum base. More Info

  1. Splendid Impressive Deep Pink Diamond Ring

Splendid Impressive Deep Pink Diamond Ring

Auctioned in Sotheby under the collection from an outstanding private group with a final bid of 17.5 million USD. A Pink diamond weighing 13.20-carat set on a platinum base. GIA reports if natural color, excellent polished, and internally flawless clarity. More Info

  1. The Graff Vivid Yellow

The Graff Vivid Yellow

Auctioned in Sotheby under the collection from an outstanding private group with a final bid of 15.66 million USD. A ring that features a rare 100.09-carat cushion-cut vivid yellow diamond mounted on a detachable platinum base, a versatile yellow diamond ring that can be worn as a ring or a pendant. More Info

  1. The Jubilee Ruby Ring

The Jubilee Ruby Ring

Auctioned in April 2016 under the collection of magnificent jewels and the jubilee ruby with a final bid of 14.16 million USD. Featuring an oval-cut ruby center surrounded by a series of round-cut bright diamonds with a polished gold mount to a trifurcate gold band set on a platinum-gold base. More Info

  1. Colored and Clear Diamond Ring by MOUSSAIEFF

Colored and Clear Diamond Ring by MOUSSAIEFF

Auctioned in November 2019 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 12.5 million USD. Presenting a 7.03-carat rectangular-cut deep blue diamond, flanked by two pieces of pear-cut clear diamond on both sides set on a platinum base. The blue diamond exhibits a VVS2 clarity and a type IIB quality. More Info

  1. An Excellent Clear and Colored Diamond Ring by MOUSSAIEFF

An Excellent Clear and Colored Diamond Ring by MOUSSAIEFF

Auctioned in November 2016 under the Collection of Hong Kong magnificent jewels with a final bid of 11.8 million USD. A 4.29-carat marquise-cut vivid blue diamond set in between two triangular-cut clear diamond set on a platinum base. The blue diamond weighs around 4.29-carats and has a ring size of five singed by Moussaieff. More Info

  1. The Sky Blue Diamond Ring by Cartier

The Sky Blue Diamond Ring by Cartier

Auctioned in Sotheby under the collection property from a distinguished private collection with a final bid of 10 million USD. A square-cut 80.1-carats rare vivid blue diamond set on a three-dimensional baguette-cut bright diamonds. The blue diamond was certified by the GIA with a Type IIB and VVS1 clarity. More Info

  1. The Ocean Dream Ring

The Ocean Dream Ring

Auctioned in May 2014 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 8.9 million USD. Characterized by a 5.50-carat triangular-cut vivid blue-green diamond surmounting a carved rock crystal paved with clear and pink diamonds set on a platinum and gold base. The blue-green diamond is certified with SI1 clarity and is considered as the largest vivid blue-green diamond graded by the GIA. More Info

  1. The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond Ring

The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond Ring

Auctioned in December 2011 under the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor with a final bid of 8.8 million USD. A certified D color, VS1 clarity 33.19-carat cut-cornered rectangular-cut diamond, set in between two pieces of tapered baguette-cut clear diamond set on a platinum base. it was previously owned by the famous Elizabeth Taylor. More Info

  1. Famous Fancy Light Pink Diamond Ring

Famous Fancy Light Pink Diamond Ring

Auctioned in Sotheby under the collection magnificent and noble jewels with a final bid of 8.1 million USD. GIA certified pink diamond with a natural color, excellent symmetry, and a VVS@ clarity. A 4.030-carat pear-cut light pink diamond set in a platinum base. More Info

  1. Mirror of Paradise Diamond Ring

Mirror of Paradise Diamond Ring

A 6.15 million USD worth of ring made with a rectangular-cut diamond, baguette-cut diamonds set on a platinum base. The 52.58-carat rectangular-cut diamond exhibits a D color, Type IIA and is internally flawless. More Info

  1. The Rockefeller Emerald Diamond Ring by Raymond Yard

The Rockefeller Emerald Diamond Ring by Raymond Yard

Auctioned in Sotheby under the collection property from a distinguished private collection with a final bid 5.5 million USD. Showcasing a 40.30-carats pear-cut vivid pink diamond set on a platinum base. The pink diamond ring comes with a certified GIA report of natural color and VVS2 clarity. More Info

  1. Rare Fancy Blue Diamond and Clear Diamond Ring

Rare Fancy Blue Diamond and Clear Diamond Ring

An ongoing auction under Sotheby's magnificent jewels and jadeite collection estimated at 5.8 - 7.6 million USD. A ring that features a 14.18-carat step-cut light blue diamond, surrounded by a series of clear-cut white diamonds bordered with pink tints. The beautiful diamond set is mounted on a platinum base. GIA certified with VVS2 clarity and type-IIB quality. More Info

  1. Superb Ruby and Diamond Ring by Cartier

Superb Ruby and Diamond Ring by Cartier

Auction under Sotheby's magnificent jewels and jadeite collection with a final bid of 4.6 million USD. A certified Burmese ruby exhibiting a pigeon blood color. An 8.37-carat cushion-cut ruby surrounded by scroll designed pear-cut bright diamonds set on a platinum-gold base. More Info

  1. Ruby Diamond Ring by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Ruby Diamond Ring by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Auctioned in December 2011 under the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor with a final bid of 4.2 million USD. A magnificent ring that features an 8.24-carat oval-cut ruby, surrounded by round-cut diamonds set on an 18k gold base. The ruby diamond comes with an AGL rarity and prestige report. More Info

  1. A Colored Diamond Ring

A Colored Diamond Ring

Auctioned in October 2015 under the Collection of Important Jewels with a final bid of 3.6 million USD. A 75.56-carat cushion-cut vivid yellow diamond set on a size six 18k gold base. The yellow diamond comes with a GIA certification of natural color and VS2 clarity. More Info

  1. An Emerald and Clear Diamond Ring by Bulgari

An Emerald and Clear Diamond Ring by Bulgari

Realized at 3.33 million USD, that features a rectangular cut green emerald surrounded with triangular-shaped diamonds on a platinum base. This was auctioned as a part of the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor set of necklaces, bracelets, and pendant. More Info

  1. Fabulous Diamond Ring

Fabulous Diamond Ring

Auctioned in November 2019 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 3.3 million USD. Featuring a 46.39-carat cushion step-cut clear diamond, supported by two pieces of half-moon cut diamonds weighing 3.64 and 3.35 each on both sides, set on a platinum size 7.5 base. The diamond comes with a GIA report of VS2 clarity and D color. More Info

  1. Impressive Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring

Impressive Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring

Auctioned in Sotheby under the collection magnificent jewels and jadeite having a final bid of 3.2 million USD. Introducing a pure 41.65-carat cut-cornered rectangular-cut vivid yellow diamond set on a platinum base. The yellow diamond is a certified natural in color and has an internally flawless clarity. More Info

Most Expensive Bracelets

  1. Gulf Pearl Parure Bracelet Set

Gulf Pearl Parure Bracelet Set

Auctioned in November 2006 under a magnificent collection of jewels and watches from a royal house in Geneva having a final bid of 5.6million USD, but its present estimated worth is 31 million USD. The Parure set is composed of a necklace, bracelet and earrings, and a detachable pendant. Made with 193 pieces of natural pearls with 166 pieces of clear-cut diamonds set on a platinum base. More Info

  1. Wallis Simpson Cartier Panther Bracelet

Wallis Simpson Cartier Panther Bracelet

Auctioned in Sotheby under the collection of the duchess of Windsor having a final bid of 5.9 million USD. The panther inspired bracelet features a body of a panther fashioned to encircle the wrist and assume a stalking stance. Paved with single cut bright diamonds and a caliber-cut onyx. Two pieces of marquise-cut emerald for the eyes having a total length of 165millimeters. Cartier Paris is engraved under the tongue. More Info

  1. Jadeite Guifei Bangle

Jadeite Guifei Bangle

Auctioned in Sotheby under the collection magnificent jewels and jadeite having a final bid of 5.6 million USD. A certified class A jadeite bangle by the HKJSL that features an extremely translucent oval-shaped bracelet exhibiting an emerald green color with a dome-shaped top and a flattened inner band. More Info

  1. Emerald Bracelet by Bulgari

Emerald Bracelet by Bulgari

Auctioned in December 2011 under the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor with a final bid of 4 million USD. Emerald certified by the AGL confirming the rarity of the emeralds. A prestigious bracelet that features thirteen pieces of rectangular and square cut emeralds alternating with rectangular-cut clear diamonds with trimmed round-cut trefoils and per-cut clear diamonds set on a platinum base. Previously owned by the late Elizabeth Taylor. More Info

  1. Tutti Frutti Bracelet by CARTIER

Tutti Frutti Bracelet by CARTIER

Auctioned in November 2013 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid amounting to 1.5 million USD. A colorful bracelet that features a platinum base paved with carved colored gems such as emerald leaves and collets, cabochon and carved sapphire, and ruby bead berries emphasized by additional enamel detailing. More Info

  1. Striking Diamond Bracelet by GÉRARD

Striking Diamond Bracelet by GÉRARD

Auctioned in November 2006 under a magnificent collection of jewels and watches from a royal house in Geneva having a final bid amounting to 2 million USD. A bracelet that features a 29.010-carat rectangular-cut clear diamond attached to two rows of paved brilliant-cut diamonds set on a gold base. The diamonds are certified with a D color and VVS2 clarity. More Info

  1. Pair of Diamond by JAR

Pair of Diamond by JAR

Auctioned in October 2006 under the Collection of Ellen Barkin with a final bid of 1.13 million USD. A couple of delicate diamond bangle, each characterized by a cushion-cut light pink diamond center connected to a thin band of platinum paved with clear-cut diamond. More Info

Most Expensive JADE / JADEITE JEWELRY

Jadeite has been a vital part of Chinese jewelry for almost 2,000 years. Chinese believes that the unbroken circle shape depicting an internal green trace of a jade bangle is a gift from heaven. Jadeite is a rare stone, unlike the traditional jade that dates back from the 19th century. A symbol of statures like the bangles worn by Barbara Hutton and Madame Chiang

  1. The circle of heaven

The circle of heaven

An ongoing auction of this grade A jadeite bangle with a price amounting to 10 million USD to 12.8 million USD. A translucent jadeite bangle with fine texture and an even and brilliant emerald green color. More Info

  1. The circle of Prosperity

The circle of Prosperity

Currently being auctioned at Sotheby's magnificent jewels and jadeite collection with an estimated cost of 6.4 to 9 million USD. A circular jadeite bangle with a deep emerald green color that can only be seen on a premium quality grade A jadeite stone. More Info

  1. Highly Important Jadeite Bangle

Highly Important Jadeite Bangle

Bangle sold for 5.6 million USD, auctioned by the Sotheby's under the magnificent jewels and jadeite collection. A 55.45x13.41 millimeter diameter and thickness with a high-quality grade A jade certification from an HKJSL. It features a deep emerald green color all throughout its round body. More Info

  1. Impressive Twins

Impressive Twins

Currently auctioned at Sotheby's magnificent jewels and jadeite collection with an estimated cost that ranges from 1.9 million USD to 3.1 million USD. A pair of jade stud earrings, each characterized by an oval-shaped jadeite cabochon stone surrounded by a collection of marquise and pear-cut bright diamonds set on an 18K white gold base. Built with a post and hinge back closure. More Info

An Important Pair of Jadeite and Diamond Earrings

  1. Rare Pair of Jadeite Bangles

Rare Pair of Jadeite Bangles

Currently auctioned at Sotheby's magnificent jewels and jadeite collection with an estimated cost that ranges from 1.9 million USD to 2.17 million USD. A pair of grade-A jadeite accompanied by a certificate from the HKJSL. A circular emerald-green jadeite bangle with a thickness of 56.42.10.27 millimeters. More Info

  1. Exceptional Jadeite and Diamond Ring

Exceptional Jadeite and Diamond Ring

Currently auctioned at the Sotheby's magnificent jewels and jadeite collection with an estimated cost that ranges from 2.2 million USD to 3.5 million USD. Featuring oval-shaped cabochon jadeite with an intense emerald green color, surrounded by brilliant pieces of marquise and pear-cut bright diamonds set on an 18K white gold base. More Info

  1. Barbara Hutton's Jadeite Bangle

Barbara Hutton's Jadeite Bangle

Currently priced at 2.6 million AUD and was previously sold in a Sotheby auction in the year of 1988. A grade A jadeite with a continuous smooth textured exterior characterize a highly translucent el]emerald green color. A bangle popularized by the late Barbara Hutton with her Iconic Jadeite necklace. More Info

  1. Jadeite and Diamond Necklace

Jadeite and Diamond Necklace

Currently auctioned at the Sotheby's magnificent jewels and jadeite collection with an estimated cost that ranges from 1.2 million USD to 1.5 million USD. Fashioned in a fringe style necklace decorated with nine oval-shaped cabochon jadeite emphasized by pear and round cut bright diamonds. More Info

Most Expensive Pearl Jewelry

  1. The Baroda Pearl Necklace (2007)

Auctioned in May 2007 under the collection of magnificent Baroda pearls with a final bid amounting to $7.1 million. A necklace that features two rows of Baroda pearls with a total number of 68 pieces completed with a diamond Cartier clasp.

  1. Exceptional Natural Pearl String

Exceptional Natural Pearl String

Auctioned in May 2019 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 6.1 million USD. Sautoir necklaces adorned with 110 original pieces of natural pearls with a size that range from 14.75mm to 7.45mm. The pendant comes with a certification f its size and saltwater origin. More Info

  1. Rare Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace, Earring Set by Cartier

Rare Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace, Earring Set by Cartier

Also known as the Cowdray Natural Black Pearl Necklace auctioned at the Sotheby's magnificent jewels and jadeite collection with a final bid amounting to 5.2 million USD. A set of necklaces and earrings made from natural grey pearls. Forty-two natural pearls set on a platinum base. 2 pieces of button-shaped gray pearls surrounded by a diamond set on a silver-gold base. More Info

  1. A Rare Natural Colored Pearl and Diamond Necklace

A Rare Natural Colored Pearl and Diamond Necklace

Auctioned in April 2015 under the Collection of New York magnificent jewels with a final bid of 5 million USD. Featuring a layered necklace with four rows of a combination of natural gray and brown pearls held together by a cushion-cut set clasp. The pearls are certified by the SSEF SGI attesting to its authenticity and rarity. More Info

  1. The 7-Strand "Festoon" Natural White Pearl Necklace

The 7-Strand "Festoon" Natural White Pearl Necklace

Auctioned in November 2013 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of $9.08 million. A seven strand layered pearl necklace comprised of six hundred and fourteen round natural pearls secured with a diamond-paved bar clasp. The SSEF SGI issued a statement letter naming the jewelry as an exceptional natural pearl necklace. More Info

  1. The Dodge Pearl Necklace by Cartier

The Dodge Pearl Necklace by Cartier

Auctioned in November 2018 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of $1.1 million. Featuring a double row necklace made of 86 pearls and 76 pearls in each row. Another necklace comprised of 62 natural pearls fastened by diamond-paved platinum clasp each signed by Cartier. More Info

  1. Natural Pearl and Clear Diamond Earrings by BVLGARI

Natural Pearl and Clear Diamond Earrings by BVLGARI

Auctioned in December 2011 under the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor with a final bid of 1.9 million USD. A pair of pearl and diamond drop studs characterized by a detachable drop-shaped pearl connected by a marquise-cut diamond link surmounted by a round bead pearl set ono a platinum base. More Info

  1. A Natural Pearl Necklace

A Natural Pearl Necklace

Auctioned in November 2011 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 1.1 million USD. Fifteen strands made with natural pearls secured by a bar chain gold clasp. All one thousand four hundred forty-six pearls are certified as natural saltwater pearls. More Info

  1. Natural Pearl String

Natural Pearl String

Auctioned in May 2019 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid of 1.1 million USD. A sautoir composed of 171 natural saltwater pearls with sizes ranging from 122 centimeters to 12.55 millimeters. More Info

Most Expensive Brooch

  1. A Belle Époque Diamond Devant De-corsage Brooch by Cartier

A Belle Époque Diamond Devant De-corsage Brooch by Cartier

With the final bid of 10.6m USD. A piece of jewelry that features a 34.08 carat of pearl-cut bright diamonds, 23.55 carat of oval-cut white diamonds, and 6.51 marquise-cut diamonds. 3.54 carats of heart-shaped rocks, and lastly, lily of the valley cut diamonds set on an eighteen-karat white gold base. A piece of jewelry made by Cartier in 1912. More Info

  1. The Camellia Brooch by JAR

The Camellia Brooch by JAR

Part of the collection of Mrs. Lily Safar in May 2012. This lovely ruby flower brooch was auctioned at 4 million USD. The brooch features a Camelia flower head heavily paved with rubies with a silver and gold base. More Info

  1. An Emerald and Diamond Pendant Brooch BVLGARI

An Emerald and Diamond Pendant Brooch BVLGARI

Auctioned in the year 2011 as a part of the Collection of Elizabeth realized at 6.57m USD. This pendant/brooch can be paired with the Emerald and Diamond necklace by Bulgari or worn as a brooch. The pendant features a rectangular-cut emerald stone surrounded by pear-cut bright diamonds on a platinum base. More Info

  1. Sapphire and Diamond Brooch by MELLERIO

Sapphire and Diamond Brooch by MELLERIO

Auctioned in May 2012 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid amounting to 3.7 million USD. A pendant/ brooch with an octagonal-cut blue sapphire surrounded with old mine cut clear diamond frame extending to the baguette-cut ribbon accent on a platinum gold base. More Info

  1. Colored Diamond, Ruby, Cultured Pearl Brooch

Colored Diamond, Ruby, Cultured Pearl Brooch

Auctioned in May 2012 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid amounting to 3 million USD. Fashioned with an overhead of cushion-cut yellow diamonds linked to a line of culture pearl and cushion-cut rubies, connected to a square-cut yellow diamond set on a gold base. More Info

  1. An Emerald and Diamond Flower Brooch by Bulgari

An Emerald and Diamond Flower Brooch by Bulgari

Auctioned at Christies Auction in 2011 at 1.53M USD. A legendary brooch owned by Elizabeth Taylor that was fashioned in a way that it moves as the wearer moves (en Tremblant). The pin features oval-cut emerald pistils and petals shaped into various sizes of blossoms paved on a platinum base with stems made of baguette-cut diamond. More Info

  1. The Catherine the Greta Emerald Brooch

The Catherine the Greta Emerald Brooch

Part of the New York sale in 2010. The jewelry cost 1.65million USD. It has a hexagonal cut emerald center surrounded by a two-tier rose-cut diamond with old mine cut diamonds on a silver-topped god base. This brooch can be used as a necklace pendant or a pin. More Info

  1. An Art Deco Emerald, Diamond and Enamel Brooch by Cartier

An Art Deco Emerald, Diamond and Enamel Brooch by Cartier

Worth 1.45 million USD that features a hexagonal-cut emerald, an oval cabochon emerald placed over and under the round cabochon center, square and old-cut diamonds with black enamel set on a platinum and 18k white gold base. More Info

  1. The Prince of Wales Diamond Brooch

The Prince of Wales Diamond Brooch

Auctioned in December 2011 under the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor with a final bid of 1.4 million USD.

1.3 million USD. Beautifully fashioned in a plume design adorned with pieces of round-cut bright diamonds paved on three parts of feathers. Baguette-cut line ion the spin of the feather with a round-cut diamond crown set on a platinum base. More Info

  1. The night for the Iguana Brooch by Jean Schlumberger

The night for the Iguana Brooch by Jean Schlumberger

Sold at an auction at Christie's for 1.2 million USD. A diamond and sapphire emerald dolphin brooch with platinum and 18k gold base fashioned with a round-cut diamond body, 18K golden scales, fins, tails, and head with cabochon sapphire eyes. The brooch also features a caliber-cut green emerald mouth with gold whiskers. More Info

  1. The Burton Diamond Brooch by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

The Burton Diamond Brooch by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Auctioned in December 2011 under the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor with a final bid of 1.4 million USD. Brilliant round-cut bright diamonds set at the center an openwork round, marquise, and baguette-cut clear diamond set on a platinum base. More Info

Expensive Auctioned Tiaras

  1. The Mike Todd Diamond Tiara

The Mike Todd Diamond Tiara

Auctioned in December 2011 under the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor with a final bid amounting to 4.2 million USD. An antiquated tiara that features a latticework theme adorned with nine pieces of old mine cut clear diamond scrolls with a more significant old mine-cut portions set on a platinum gold base. More Info

  1. Rare Aquamarine and Diamond Tiara by FABERGÉ

Rare Aquamarine and Diamond Tiara by FABERG

Auctioned in May 2019 under the Collection of Geneva magnificent jewels with a final bid amounting to 1.1 million USD. Featuring a find made by Faberge. The tiara features nine per-cut aquamarines, old-min, cushion, and rose-cut bright diamonds. Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Cumberland previously owned this headpiece. More Info

We have seen magnificent pieces of jewelry made from flawless and high-quality materials such as clear and colored diamonds, rubies, emeralds, natural pearls, and grade A jadeite. You may have noticed that most pieces came from auction houses. Most previously crafted jewelry adorned with these precious materials is being sold through auctions while some can be custom made for you by expensive brands like Harry Winston and Cartier. Visit some of these auction houses to find more expensive pieces of jewelry that you might want to acquire.

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