Jewelry- a symbol of love, an expression of recognition and a gratitude to someone you love. Adorning a jewel merely does not mean display of wealth you posses but also symbolizes one’s status. Jewelry plays an important role for the royals as they are often related to hefty ornaments and expensive jewels. The imperial ladies adorned themselves with littering gems, solid gold and surprisingly luxurious diamonds and pearls. Be it brooches, tiaras, necklaces, pendants or bracelets, valuable and exceptional jewelry has become one of the preferential ways to articulating standing in the society. Therefore, we have compiled a list of some of the rarest and extremely beautiful pieces of jewels supposed to be stately and majestic.
1. Marie Antoinette Necklace
Price: $3.7 million
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. The dazzling necklace is adorned with numerous white diamonds along with two rare yellow diamonds in oval shape, and on stunning exceptional pink diamond at the bottom. The diamonds are perfectly set on the platinum and weigh 8.05-carat. The white pear shaped diamond is set like a droplet at the bottom and weighs 7.06-carat alone, and the rare yellow diamonds weigh 5.24-carat.
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. This stunning diamond Riviere is made of dazzling 34 old cut authentic diamonds set beautifully in gold and silver. The gorgeous piece was gifted by the queen to her granddaughter Princess Margaret, and dates from about 1900. Another stunning piece that belonged to her was a necklace "La Peregrina" of pearl which is one of the most famous pearls in the world with a recorded history of nearly 500 years.
3. Princess Margaret Diamond Monogram Brooch and Poltimore Tiara
Price for Brooch: $344,448
Price for Poltimore Tiara: $1,704,576
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. Being from such a royal family, she possessed some of the best jewelry in the world amongst which were Diamond Monogram Brooch and Poltimore Tiara. The tiara was designed in old cut diamond clusters along with dazzling diamond-set scroll motifs. The special feature of this stunning tiara is that it can be converted to a necklace and eleven stunning brooches. The Brooch was designed with the initial letter of HSH name ‘M’ monogram beneath a coronet. The striking brooch is set with with single and circular-cut diamonds, 2.7 cm. high, in original fitted blue leather Collingwood (Jewellers) Ltd.
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 and one of this stunning jewelry was bracelet that broke all the auction records as it was sold for $12,417,369. The bracelet is a Cartier-designed diamond panther bracelet and is adorned with ruby, sapphire, diamond and emerald.
Price: $12.76 m
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. The tiara made of Shizuka Diamond is approx 101.27 carats in weight and was sold by Sotheby’s sale of Magnificent Jewels.
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. The price was not available but surly would cost a fortune.
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 and is valued at up to 100,000 pounds.
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.