Saturday, January 7, 2012

Most expensive historical jewelry of royal families

1. Marie Antoinette Necklace
The very first and the most expensive piece of jewelry in this list is a stunning necklace that belongs to Marie Antoinette who was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and Emperor Francis I.


2. Queen Mary's Diamond Riviere and La Peregrina Pearl
England's first female ruler Queen Mary was certainly known for all the riches she had. One of the most exclusive jewels that she possessed during her rule was this beautiful Diamond Riviere.


3. Princess Margaret Diamond Monogram Brooch and Poltimore Tiara
Princess Margaret, granddaughter of Queen Mary, the younger sister of Elizabeth II and the younger daughter of King George VI, was enriched with all the riches in the world.


4. Duchess of Windsor's jewels
Wallis Spencer, later the Duchess of Windsor was an American married to Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her. As she got married to him, she was entitled to all the beautiful jewelry


5. Emerald and Diamond Tiara
This beautiful tiara belonged to Swedish princess, and the Countess Consort Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck who was known for her rule Ostfriesland as Regent.


6. Tabbah Infinite Cascade necklace
The very recently Charlene Wittstock tied the knot with His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, hence became a Princess and had access to the entire beautiful jewel in Monaco. Amongst these hefty jewels, we recently saw a stunning necklace that she wore at a function. The necklace is a breathtaking piece and amalgamation of 1,237 diamonds, six giant pearls and 18K rose gold, called the Infinite Cascade.


7. Sapphire ring
While talking about the royal jewelry, how can we forget to mention the stunning sapphire ring that Kate Middleton wore for her engagement. The ring basically was gifted by Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer on their engagement, is of course famous and historically significant. Oval sapphire surrounded by round brilliant cut diamonds is one of the most expensive diamond rings in the world.


8. Art deco necklace with diamonds
This beautiful necklace belonged to Spanish Flamenco dancer Anita Delgado, who became Princess in Kapurthala. The stunning piece is adorned with diamonds, emeralds and rock crystal and is amongst the best jewels that has been auctioned at the Christie’s in London. The necklace was previously an adornment for the Maharaja’s favorite elephant.


9. Emerald and diamond necklace
The emerald diamond necklace belonged to the last Queen of Italy: Queen Marie Jose. She was known for her amazing collection of her jewels and amid those awesome collection is this beautiful necklace. This necklace is adorned with numerous diamonds and filty emeralds, and is made by Van Cleef and Arpels.


10. Tiara and Pecten shell shaped brooch Brooch
The stunning brooch and tiara belong to Queen Marie of Romania who was the eldest daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. Her awesome and symbolic brooch is a Pecten shell shaped brooch with the crowned monogram of Princess Marie of Romania made by C. Faberge. Another beautiful piece that belonged to the Romanian royal family was tiara thatis festooned with stunning gems and solid gold.




All photos and jewelery information is from bornrich.com : )






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