A Heritage in Bloom – $200 Million:
“A Heritage in Bloom” was designed with internally flawless diamonds carved from the Cullinan Heritage, a very rare 507.55 carat Type IIA diamond. Type IIA guarantees that the diamond is free from impurities. This ornate piece sports figures of butterflies for love and a bat for good luck. Craftsmen worked for over 47,000 hours to create this masterpiece. An interesting fact is that the necklace has a modular design that can be sported in 27 ways. This highlights the exquisite composition and sophisticated design of Wallace Chan’s magnum opus.
The “Heart of the Ocean” – $20 Million:
This magnum opus features a heart-shaped blue diamond as pendant surrounded by white diamonds. The invaluable stone hangs from a string of white diamonds. The movie “Titanic” created a big interest in renowned jewelers to create their own editions of the “Heart of the Ocean “. Asprey and Garrard sold their production for $2.2 million, while Harry Winston’s superior version raked in an astonishing $20 million.
Leviev’s Vivid Yellow Diamond Pendant – $10 Million:
Israeli diamond merchant Lev Leviev put up this masterwork up for sale for a massive $10 million. The reason for the high price: This necklace features a fine 77.12 carat vivid yellow diamond enhanced by a string of white diamonds. Leviev found the precious gem in one of his mines and it has gone on record as one of the world’s biggest Ascher cut diamonds.
Christie’s Diamond Necklace – $8.14 Million:
This necklace was sold for $8.14 million at a Christie’s auction in November 2013 and a record total of $111.3 million was raised at this event. The reason for the piece’s astronomical price is it features 52 round diamonds that add up to a total weight of 104.84 carats. In addition, Christie’s guarantees that each gem is of the highest clarity and quality. Thus, this all-diamond stunner delivers an intense fire and sparkle unmatched by other necklaces.
Etcetera’s Burmese Ruby Necklace – $6.4 Million:
The Etcetera Burmese Ruby necklace is rated as the most expensive ruby-based necklace in history as it was sold for a whopping $6.4 million at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong in November 2013. This stunning piece resembles a lace collar and hosts a total of 87.78 carats made of oval and white pear diamonds as well as Burmese rubies. Each ruby is linked to a wave of diamonds and six pear-shaped diamonds hang from edge of the wave to create a drip effect.