Who hasn't ever had a whim but... what will it cost billions? Not everyone has access to wishes of such monetary magnitude, but people like Barbara Hutton and Elisabeth Taylor have been one of the few who have been able to enjoy many and among them some of the most expensive jewels in history. From diamonds to necklaces and rings, they form a great exclusive collection desired by all lovers of these exclusive pieces.
Jewels belonging to queens from Spain and other countries such as the pilgrim pearl or the 'Leaves of Currants' brooch, a ring that costs more than sixty million euros, the most expensive bikini in history, a watch that does not predominate because of its machinery but because of all the diamonds it is made of, the diamond that has no imperfections, the characteristic necklace from a famous Hollywood film and a tiara worthy of a queen are some of the most expensive wonders in history.
If you are a jewelry lover, find out which one is your favorite.
Pink Star Ring
It is the most expensive jewel in history with a value of 61,500,000 euros. It has 59 carats and the size of the pink diamond is 2.69 by 2.06 centimetres, which was meticulously cut and polished over two years in the Steinmetz workshop.
It is valued at 40,300,000 euros. The yellow diamond that presides over this jewel is 407 carats and was found by a girl in the Congo in 1980. The high jewellery company Mouawad incorporated this enormous diamond into a pink gold necklace with 90 white diamonds that form the small leaves of the pendant.
It consists of 27 emeralds and a clasp of rubies and diamonds. Barbara Hutton's father ordered it from Cartier jewelry store to give it to his daughter on the occasion of her wedding to the Prince of Georgia, Alexis Mdivani. It was purchased by its original owner, Cartier, at an auction for 20,000,000 euros.
It's certainly the most expensive swimsuit ever at 150 carats. Its price is 22,000,000 euros. It is made up of pear-shaped and round diamonds.
It was owned by Philip IV and he gave it to Leopoldo I as part of the dowry for the marriage of his daughter Margarita Teresa, the protagonist of Velázquez's painting Las Meninas. In 2008 it was auctioned and the buyer, Lawrence Graff, paid 18,900,000 euros for it. This marvel had 35.52 carats until its current owner decided to carve it, leaving it at 31.06.
Chopard 201 watch
This magnificent jewel is composed of 874 diamonds and is worth 18,672,500 euros. A piece of high jewelry created to be worn, since with so many diamonds it is difficult to see what time it marks.
Perfect Pink Ring
As its name suggests, this diamond is perfect as it has no imperfections or different colours. The pink emerald cut diamond is 14.2 carats and was auctioned for the price of 17,000,000 euros.
Heart of the Sea Necklace
A replica was made for James Cameron's famous movie, Titanic, and features a blue 15-carat heart-shaped diamond. The director wanted to highlight this jewel in his film, as it existed in real life.
Blue Belle Necklace from Asia
This incredible creation has the fourth largest sapphire in the world at 392 carats. The necklace is completed with white oval diamonds.
Chopard's blue diamond ring
A diamond collector is the owner of this jewel, which he acquired for 11,900,000 euros at an auction in 2007. It has an 18-carat white gold base and has three diamonds: an impressive 98-carat blue diamond in the center and two white diamonds, one on each side. The ring's ring is made of 18-carat white gold.
Diamond of Archduke Joseph Augustus of Austria
This wonderful diamond was extracted from the Golconda mines in India and is valued at 11,500,000 euros. At an auction organized by Christie's in Geneva it was purchased for 18,000,000 euros.
Emerald and diamond tiara
This is a jewel worthy of royalty and belonged to Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck. The tiara is composed of eleven 500-carat Colombian emeralds and was paid for by 9,000,000 euros in an auction.
Graff Vivid yellow ring
It has a large 100-carat yellow diamond mounted in gold and was auctioned for 11,900.00 euros. It is one of the largest yellow diamonds in the world.
This jewel belonged to the actress Elisabeth Taylor, who received it as a gift from her husband Richard Burton. Before belonging to this famous jewelry lover, the pearl was found in 1570 in the waters of the Gulf of Panama and was purchased by Philip II. Later, it was owned by several Spanish queens such as Margaret of Austria, Marie-Louise of Orleans and Isabelle of Bourbon. In an auction organized by Christie's, it reached the price of 9,000,000 euros.
Brooch 'Gooseberry Leaves
Eugenia de Montijo was the owner of this magnificent jewel created by the Bapts jewelers and it was part of a dressing. In an auction organized by Christie's it was acquired for 1,900,000 euros. The brooch is made up of three leaves joined in the centre with a cushion-cut diamond and three diamond trimmings of different sizes and antique cuts hang from it.
Cartier diamond necklace
It was created by this wonderful designer in 1912 and is composed exclusively of white diamonds. It's worth $17,600.