World’s Most Famous Necklaces

Women love jewelry, and the styling of a woman is incomplete without a beautiful piece of jewelry. Necklaces are designed to enhance an outfit or to portray a symbol of power, status, or wealth, while others are crafted to keep maladies and evil spirits at bay. Regardless of purpose, wearing a sparkling fine jewelry necklace enhances the elegance and beauty of a lady like nothing else.

Below are a few necklaces which are the most famous in the world for their intricate design, speechless beauty, and, of course, their jaw-dropping price.

    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 displays 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 modeled in 27 ways. This highlights the exquisite composition and sophisticated design of Wallace Chan’s magnum opus.

The “Incomparable” Diamond Necklace – $55 Million

Legend has it that the original stone was found by an impoverished girl a few decades ago in Congo, Africa. This rare and precious gem became a major attraction in popular museums including the Smithsonian, before it was cut and placed in the necklace by luxury jeweler Mouawad.  The 637-carat centerpiece gem is considered the biggest internally flawless diamond in the world.

The “Heart of the Ocean” – $20 Million

In the blockbuster movie Titanic, Rose, played by Kate Winslet, wore only this piece as Jack, played by Leonardo di Caprio, drew a nude sketch of her on the doomed ship. This magnum opus features a heart-shaped blue diamond as a 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 astounding $20 million.

The “Heart of the Kingdom” – $14 Million

A creation of the renowned jewelry maker Garrard and Company, this stunner features 155 carats of pear-shaped and round white diamonds placed in a band. These precious stones surround one of the largest Burmese rubies in the world which sits at the middle of the piece. This heart-shaped ruby weighs an amazing 40.63 carats. Its attraction is increased by its deep blood pigeon red hue. In addition, the necklace is flexible as you can also wear it as a tiara.

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 asscher cut diamonds.

Christie’s Diamond Necklace – $8.14 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 asscher cut diamonds

   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.

The “Mrs. Winston” – $5.8 Million

“Mrs. Winston” features a total of 207 diamonds and is a throwback to the cultured 1950s look. This classic v-line necklace elegantly complemented Jessica Alba’s attractive gown at the 2013 Golden Globes Awards ceremony. The piece is worth a cool $5.8 million because all the diamonds are set in platinum and are of D, E, or F color quality, guaranteeing excellence.

The “Red Scarlet” – $5.1 Million

This magnum opus is designed by the famous jewel smith James Currens, and it went for an amazing $5.1 million at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong in November 2012. James Currens created this masterful artwork for Hong Kong Jeweler Fai Dee. The pigeon’s blood rubies were sourced from Upper Burma’s Mogok Stone Tract, a region renowned for its high-class jewelry stones.

Christie’s Diamond Pendant – $4.8 Million

This diamond pendant necklace by Christie’s was auctioned in 2001 for $4.8 million. It features an exquisite pear-shaped diamond that is attached to a smaller round diamond. This masterpiece’s look is completed by a simple chain crafted from white gold. The necklace emphasizes the huge size of the pear diamond which weighs an astounding 47.49 carats. This beautiful jewelry piece sure lends a very luxurious and rich look to the wearer.

The “Marie Antoinette” Necklace – $3.7 Million

Named after the famous French queen Marie Antoinette, this necklace showcases her preference for a lavish and royal lifestyle. Designed by De Beers, this necklace features a 1.84 carat pink diamond vertically lined in the center as well as two yellow diamonds weighing 5.24 carats and 7.06 carats respectively. The three precious gems are accentuated by a sum of 181.1 carats in small diamonds set in platinum. The main diamond weighing 8.05 carats functions like an anchor and pulls down the chokers, enhancing the overall style and shape of the necklace.

Women want to collect beautiful and unique pieces in their collection to make it more appealing. Necklaces are available in a wide range all over the world. Whatever the reason, necklaces have continued as a major jewelry attraction for numerous millennia, and there is no doubt that they will continue to do so.

At Lao Pride Inc, we supply fine jewelry retailers around the world with stunning, intricately designed jewelry, and with a much lower price tag than the previously mentioned pieces. View some of our designs here, or contact us today to tell us your idea. Our pieces are meticulously designed and fashioned to the requirement of jewelry designers, artists, and various international brands, helping you become the go-to retailer for fine jewelry.

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