The 10 most expensive and coveted jewels in the world

Have you ever considered what the maximum value of a piece of jewelry for sale on the market is?

In this article we will explore the most dazzling, coveted and legendary pieces that have captured the imagination of collectors, enthusiasts and luxury lovers around the world. From exceptional diamonds to extraordinary necklaces and watches, each piece of jewelry tells its own story of beauty, rarity and value.

  1. Hope Diamond** ($300 million) With 45.52 carats and a mysterious history, this diamond is the most expensive jewel in the world. It is rumored to have been discovered in India and acquired uncarved by a French merchant. Since then, it has been passed from hand to hand, each owner facing unexplained tragedies, 24 owners tragically killed. It was its last owner, Harry Winston, who donated it to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in 1958, where it remains to this day.

  2. The Pink Star ($71.2 million) The story of this diamond is a financial roller coaster. After being introduced to the world in 2013, its value was set at $83 million. Known for its African origin, this diamond was cut by the prestigious Steinmetz Diamonds for more than 20 months, obtaining what is considered the jewel with the largest pink diamond without flaws. It was acquired for $71.2 million in 2017 in Hong Kong by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises.

  3. L'Incomparable Necklace ($55 million) The brown-cut yellow diamond that makes up this piece is 407.48 carats, and was discovered in the 1980s in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was cut and carved for four years, although its initial weight was 890 carats, all to be part of this necklace, designed by the Mouawad jewelry house. This necklace was first presented to the public at the Basel International Jewelry Fair in 2013 and quickly became one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world. Valued at $55 million and recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the most valuable necklace in the world in 2013.

  4. Graff Diamonds Hallucination Watch ($55 million) Graff Diamonds brings us a masterpiece in watch form, encrusted with more than 110 carats of multicolor diamonds. Presented at the Basel International Watch and Jewelry Fair in 2014, this watch has an impressive value of over $55 million.

  5. Oppenheimer Blue Diamond ($50.6 million) Discovered in South Africa in 1968, this blue diamond offers a dazzling spectacle of color and purity. Initially, it had 621.35 carats until it was carved in the shape of a heart in New York, at the Harry Winston jewelry store. Christie's auction house sold it in 2016 for a record price of $50.6 million. The buyer, a Hong Kong jeweler.

  6. Zoe Blue Diamond ($48.5 million) It was Joseph Lau, owner of the company Chinese Estates Holdings, who purchased the diamond as a gift for his daughter Josephine, who was only seven years old. The Zoe Blue Diamond is a 45.52 carat clear teardrop shaped diamond. It was discovered in 2014 in a diamond mine in South Africa and was later acquired by the Blue Moon Diamonds company, which named it "Zoe."

  7. Graff Pink Diamond Ring ($46 million) Discovered in South Africa in 1940, it quickly became one of the most famous pieces of jewelry in the world. Its best-known owner was Laurence Graff in 1976, known as the "King of Diamonds", and he was the one who decided on its rectangular size. Featuring a stunning 24.78 carat pink diamond, this ring set a record in 2010 when it was auctioned and sold for $46 million . It is an unmatched piece in terms of rarity and beauty.

  8. Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace ($27.4 million) Believed to come from the Hukawng Valley mine in Myanmar. The Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite necklace, as its name confirms, is a piece composed of 27 really intense green jade beads, which ends with a platinum clasp with rubies. It is an exceptionally valuable and rare piece of jewelry, designed by Cartier in the 1930s for Barbara Hutton, an American heiress to the Woolworths fortune and one of the richest women in the world at the time. In 2014, it was sold at a Sotheby's auction.

  9. Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond ($24.3 million) From Infanta Margaret Theresa to the Bavarian crown: the fascinating journey of the world's most expensive blue diamond and the man who bought it over the phone. Laurence Graff acquired it and made the decision to polish the Wittelsbach, defying convention and increasing its value, selling it for a record amount. At 31.06 carats, this blue diamond has captivated European royalty for centuries. Sold in 2008 for $24.3 million , it remains one of the most coveted blue diamonds.

  10. Winston Blue Ring ($23.8 million) The blue diamond that forms the center of the ring was found in a South African mine and was acquired by Harry Winston, one of the most prestigious jewelry houses in the world. With a 13.22 carat blue diamond, this ring is a jewel of incomparable beauty. Its price, although not publicly revealed, surely reflects its rare elegance and beauty.

The most valuable jewels in the world are not only objects of beauty and luxury, but also testimonies of craftsmanship, history and incomparable rarity. Iconic pieces continue to captivate and amaze entire generations.

At Carbal Jewelry, we understand the true magnitude of the value that these jewelry represent for our customers. That is why we strive to offer a carefully curated selection of unique and exclusive pieces that reflect the beauty and artisanal excellence that characterize the world's most prestigious jewelry. With meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to quality, we are here to help you find the perfect piece of jewelry that will accompany you in your most special moments and allow you to shine with elegance on any occasion.

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