Diamonds are a girls’ best friend. Nothing makes a woman feel better than being complimented on her beautiful bracelet or stunning earrings. And everyone can appreciate a nicely crafted piece of jewelry. And royalty is no exception to the rule. As a matter of fact, royal families across the globe have set the standard on the opulence of fine jewelry, boasting some of the most expensive pieces in the world. Royal jewels are pieces that are owned by the royal families of their respective countries and are passed down generationally as balances of power shift. Royal jewelry can include crowns, scepters, orbs, rings, swords, brooches, necklaces, etc
If you think you are boasting an awesome collection of jeweled accessories, wait until you hear about the value of some of the most expensive royal jewels in the world! Ever wonder which one of those breath-taking tiaras would set you back? If you search the most expensive jewels of royal families at Born Rich, your curiosities will be delightfully rewarded. There, editors have compiled a brief list of the priciest pieces around. There are some jaw-droppers, but among the most exquisite are a Cartier-made diamond panther wristlet and is adorned with ruby, sapphire along with diamond and emerald. This bracelet was once owned by King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and was sold at an auction for over $12 million. It was rumored to have been purchased by Madonna. Equally as magnificent and expensive is the emerald and diamond headband that was given as a gift to the second wife of German Prince named Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck. The tiara contains a row of 11 refined pear-like shaped emeralds that totals over 100 carats. It was sold to an anonymous bidder for $12.76 million. With jewelry that costs this much, I would only assume that they would have some kind of home jewelry safe!
Where to Get the Finest…
In the mood to try and get your hands on some royal jewels of your own? Well that may be tricky, but not impossible. Pieces from various royal families will get auctioned off from time to time. Christie’s, a leader in hosting fine jewelry auctions, has come across jewels from royal families before. Sotheby’s, another high-end auctioneer, has been known to sell a royal piece or two. You can find information on upcoming auctions on their respective sites, Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Or you can search multiple jewelers for a variety of replica pieces that will give you that same royal effect without the royal price tag. Or, if you just want to glimpse some royal jewels, check out the exhibition at the Tower of London or Buckingham Palace next time you’re in the area.
Whether your interest lies in trying to purchase royal jewels, just admiring the intricate and ornate designs, or attempting to replicate your own pieces, the internet is full of fun and informative sites on the topic. Another great site, List 25 have a top 25 list of the most expensive jewelry in the world as well as brief descriptions on each piece. And even if you never plan on purchasing or making your own jewelry, it’s still fun toimagine!