11 Pieces Of Jewelry So Expense It Will Make Your Head Spin

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Pink Diamond – $17.77 Million

At an auction in Geneva, this rare beauty was auctioned off for a whopping 18 million Swiss francs, which is $18 million US dollars. Pink Diamond weighs over nine carats. It was auctioned off to a private Asian investor and was the star of the auction. The original name for this diamond was ‘the 8.41-Carat Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond’. Pink Diamond was originally mounted by Sotheby’s Diamonds.

The Perfect Pink – $23.2

The Perfect Pink sold for $23,274,064 in Hong Kong to an anonymous buyer after an intense bidding war with four other potential buyers. The selling price was much higher than the $14 million to $19 million that was being asked for it. The Perfect Pink weighs in at a 15.23 carat diamond. This makes it the most expensive jewel ever sold in Asia.

The Winston Blue – $23.8 Million

This vivid blue diamond is named The Winston Blue after it was bought by Harry Winston, Inc, however, it was originally named ‘The Blue’. On May 15, 2014, this beauty was sold for $23.8 Million at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale. That is approximately, $1.8003 million per carat, for this 13.22-carat diamond.

The Wittelsbach – Graff Diamond – $24.3 Million

The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond is a deep-blue diamond with internally flawless clarity. This amazing diamond comes weighing in at a 31.06-carat. The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond has been cut by three diamond cutters to remove flaws and is now more than 4 carats lighter, than the original, Der Blaue Wittelsbacher (35.56-carats.)

Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace by Cartier – $27 Million

Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace sold for $27.4 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Auction to Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton. That is nearly double what is was being estimated at ($12.8 million). The piece is composed of 27 graduated jadeite beads of what the house describes as “highly translucent bright emerald green color”. The clip is made out of caliber-cute rubies and baguette diamonds mounted in platinum and 18k yellow gold.

The Orange – $36 Million

The largest fancy vivid orange diamond known to man-kind sold for 32.6 million Swiss francs ($36 million) at Christie’s International in Geneva, Switzerland. The pear-shaped 14.82-carat diamond was auctioned at a record price, worth $2.4 million per carat. The pure orange diamond is an extremely uncommon diamond known as “fire diamonds”. The largest orange diamond has never been over six carats.

Pink Emerald – Cut Graff Diamond – $46 million

Pink diamonds are inarguably some of the rarest finds in the world, making the Graff Pink Diamond more than just a setting gem – it’s a natural marvel that will be cherished for centuries. It is a rare 24.78-carart once owned by Harry Winston. It was auctioned off in Geneva on November 16th, 2010 for $46 million.

L’Incomparable Necklace – $55 Million

L’incomparable Necklace comes in at a ground breaking 1,000-carat necklace. The 407ct yellow step-cut diamond is attached to a rose gold chain adorned with a further 91 white diamonds weight more than 200cts, and arranged in an asymmetrical design that recalls the leave of a vine. It is the most valuable necklace on the planet because of it is one-of-a-kind deep yellow diamond.

The Pink Star – $72 Million

The “Pink Star” is a huge flawless pink diamond weighing in at 59.60-carats, sound for 68 million Swiss francs or $73.99 million US. It was bought by a man bidding in the room, who told others he was buying it on behalf of an anonymous person whom he represented but would not give any names. The financial details were not disclosed as well as information on what will happen to the oval-cut diamond. However, the auction house previously estimated the value of the diamond at $72 million.

Peacock Brooch by Graff – $100 Million

The Peacock Brooch has a total carat weight of 120.81 and is valued at $100 million, measuring a little more than 10 centimeters in height and features a 20.02-carat fancy deep blue pear-shaped diamond at its center. The Peacock Brooch is made of clear white diamonds, yellow, orange, green and pink diamonds. The piece also features an additional clasp to the rear, allowing the blue diamond centerpiece to be removed and worn two ways.

The Hope Diamond – Inestimable

The Hope Diamond is one of the most famous jewels in the world, with ownership records dating back almost four centuries. This jewel is believed to originated in India in 1666 by French gem merchant Jean-Baptiste Tavernier. The Hope Diamond is rumored to carry a curse. It was last reported to be insured for $250 million. It weighs 45.52 carats. It is unknown who discovered this precious gem and it is also unknown who originally cut this gem. The Hope Diamond was recut from the French Blue diamond after 1791 and slightly reshaped by Harry Winston between 1949 and 1958.

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