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Breathtaking Legendary Bling - 
Some of The World's Priceless & Priciest Jewelry Ever

From an accidental priceless treasure trove found in Afghanistan, to Cleopatra's wildly expensive 
whimsy, to the Hope Diamond, to Liz Taylor's magnificent jewelry collection, to Princess Di's 
sapphire engagement ring, here's a list of the world's most expensive jewelry ever, over the 
centuries, and across the planet...

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- Bactrian gold, a treasure found at Tillya Tepe, was found in six burial mounds at an 
archaeological site in northern Afghanistan, in an area where nomads lived around 2,000 ago. 
Excavated in 1978, the jewelry was extraordinarily elaborate, and considered one of the most 
exciting finds of the 20th century. Of more than 20,000 items found, most jewelry was made of 
gold and semi-precious stones of all colors.There were also coins and other artifacts made of 
gold, silver, ivory etc, all breathtaking items from China, India, and Greece. Placed on display 
at museums worldwide, these breathtaking ancient Bactrian treasures are said to be priceless.

- The richest temple in the world is India's Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple with its 6 incredible 
underground chambers. Immense treasures have been found within 5 of its 6 vaults -- 18-foot 
diamond necklaces, solid gold crowns studded with precious stones, thousands of pieces of 
jewelry, sacks of diamonds, gold coins, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, solid gold throne covered 
in diamonds, solid gold statues and idols, cereonial garb covered with gems, and more, valued 
at about $22 billion, which is considered a conservative estimate. With one vault (Vault B) still 
unopened, the total value of these magnificent finds could possibly top $1 trillion. 

- The "Hope Diamond", the most famous diamond in the world, has a history that goes back 
about 400 years. Once owned by King Louis XIV, the exalted Hope diamond changed hands for 
centuries. Famous jeweler Harry Winston bought it in 1949 and then donated it to the 
Smithsonian Instutution. A diamond that comes with myths and legends, its curse is said to bring 
misfortune to anyone who wears or owns it. Originally called the Tavernier Blue, it was stolen 
from the French Crown in 1791 and then re-cut. The Hope Diamond is simply irreplaceable. 
It's insured at the Smithsonian for $250 million. 

- In Poland, back around 1985, during renovation of an old building in the Polish town of Sroda, 
an unexpected treasure trove was found. It included a magnificent gold crown, which possibly 
belonged to Emperor Charles IV's wife. There were also 12th and 13rd century gold pendants, 
a gold clasp bearing precious stones, gold rings including one with a dragon head, gold coins, 
over 3,000 silver coins from the 14th century. This magnificent accidental find is valued at about 
$120 million. 

- Elizabeth Taylor's famous La Peregrina natural pearl, on a diamond, ruby and cultured pearl 
necklace, which was given to her by Richard Burton. He bought it for Liz Taylor in 1969 with a 
price tag of $37,000. That broke the world record back then for the most expensive pearl ever 
sold at auction. Because the pear-shaped La Peregrina, which was revered as one of the most 
important pearls in the world, actually dates back to the 16th century. Velasquez painted it, it's 
said that it belonged to King Phillip II of Spain and also to Queen Mary I. Richard Burton had 
Cartier add the incomparable La Peregrina pearl to a diamond and ruby necklace. It sold for 
$11.8 million in December 2011. Also in her estate was a 33.19-carat diamond ring - also from 
Richard Burton - which sold for $8.8 million. The entire Elizabeth Taylor jewelry collection sold 
for a total of $115.9 million.

- The "Wittelsbach-Graff" Diamond, chief rival of the Hope Diamond, is a 31.06-carat blue 
diamond of rare size, with rare deep blue hue and flawless clarity. (Both of these historic blue 
diamonds were actually unearthed in India, probably at the Golconda mines.) The Wittelsbach-
Graff diamond has been a gemstone of royalty throughout history - it's said that its unique shape 
dates the stone cutting back to the 1650s in Europe. An aristocratic, flawless gem passed from 
one royal family to another for centuries, most recently it was mounted on the crown of the King 
of Bavaria until 1918. Its rare blue hue and stunning size make it an exquisitely remarkable beauty. 
Back in 2008 it broke all records when it sold for $23.4 million. Today, it's value is estimated at 
$80 million.

- The "Pink Star", 59.60-carat pink diamond is the largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink 
diamond that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) ever graded. It's the largest known 
diamond ever rated "Vivid Pink" and took 20 months to cautiously cut. It was cut and polished 
from a 132.5 carat rough diamond mined in Africa, and broke all auction records for the sale of 
gemstones. Called one of the world's natural treasures, this astonishing pink diamond eclipsed 
the record formerly held by the "Oppenheimer Blue", and is valued today at $72 million.

- The "Oppenheimer Blue" diamond set an all-time record for any jewel ever sold at auction in 
May 18, 2016, when it was the largest and finest fancy vivid blue diamond to ever be auctioned. 
The rare rectangular-cut stone is 14.62 carats, an exceptional, breathtaking diamond. Three 
private collectors in Geneva were the last to vie for ownership of this historic treasure. When 
the hammer came down to lively applause, it sold for a record $57.5 million. 

- "L’Incomparable" Diamond Necklace was named the most expensive necklace in the world by 
Guinness World Records. It features the largest internally flawless diamond, the massive yellow 
407.48-carat "Incomparable" centerpiece diamond, plus 91 diamonds of various cuts, adding an 
additional 230-carats of smaller diamonds. In other words, this extraordinary necklace features a 
total of 637-carats of diamonds. The "Incomparable" diamond was studied and very carefully cut 
over four years. The stunning L'Incomparable is valued at $55 million.

- The "Graff Pink" diamond, a rare 24.78 carat pink diamond was once described as "one of the 
greatest diamonds ever discovered". Pink diamonds are some of the rarest in the world, and very 
few exceed 5 carats or display such vivid color. So it's no surprise that the Gemological Institute 
of America classified it as "fancy intense pink", a high color rating for pink diamonds, and 
assessed it as Diamond type IIa -- which puts it in the top 2 percent of all diamonds on the 
planet. Captivating and remarkable, the Graff Pink diamond was mounted in a ring and sold at a 
Swiss auction in November, 2010. Back then, it was the largest price paid for a diamond, making 
it the most expensive diamond in the world, selling for $46.2 million. (Then the Oppenheimer Blue 
broke that record in 2016.) 

- In 1928, Cartier created the opulent "Patiala" necklace for Bhupinder Singh of Patiala who was 
the Maharaja of the state of Patiala in India at that time. The necklace was ravishing, with 2,930 
diamonds, plus rubies, and a 428-carat De Beers diamond, the seventh largest diamond in the 
world. Unfortunately, the spectacular necklace disappeared in 1948. Though the massive De 
Beers diamond was actually found, the other precious gems were never recovered. Value is 
considered to be $30 million.

- The "Diamond Bikini" made a splash when it was featured in Sports Illustrated in 2006. 
Made of pure diamonds that weighed over 150-carats and were set in platinum, it was a very 
very skimpy diamond bikini and a very expensive dip in the water. Considered pretty revealing, 
chances are it probably won't be doing much swimming. Designed by Susan Rosen, the tiny 
diamond bikini is estimated at a big $30 million. 

- Egyptians are famous for their jewelry - and here's one story worth mentioning. Cleopatra 
really loved her emeralds, but the oddest story, according to legendary Pliny, is this: in order to 
win a bet she made with Marc Anthony that she could create the most expensive meal in history, 
Cleopatra dissolved one of the two largest pearls in the world - taken from one of her earrings - 
in a goblet of vinegar and then drank it after it dissolved. It's thought that the drink she had 
would be worth about $28 - $30 million today. (Wonder if she needed a chaser.)

- The most expensive jadeite necklace in the world belonged to Woolworth heiress Barbara 
Hutton - a Cartier jadeite bead, ruby and diamond necklace. Barbara Hutton was born in New 
York City on 14 November 1912, the granddaughter of Frank Winfield Woolworth, founder of 
Woolworth's. Even as a young girl, she had a great love for gemstones, especially jadeite. During 
the late 1930’s, she lived in London, was a former princess, then a countess. The Woolworth 
heiress was one of the wealthiest women of the 20th century and an avid collector of jewelery, 
including historic jewels. She owned many Cartier jewels. In fact, Sotheby's called her piece the 
"greatest jadeite bead necklace of historical importance." It was sold in April, 2014 for more 
than $27.4 million.

- The "Chopard Watch" is a dazzler made in 2000, sporting 874 high grade diamonds, at a 
spectacular 201 carats in an array of colored diamonds of unusual hues and fancy shapes that 
enhance its appeal. Looking more like a gem-studded bracelet, there's a special mechanism in this 
luxury watch that allows three heart shaped diamonds to move aside in order to reveal the watch 
face which is pavé-set with small round yellow diamonds. Entirely handmade, it's the second-
most expensive watch in the world, an extraordinary $25 million masterpiece.

- The astounding "Diamond Peacock Ring" is an incredible ring listed in the Guinness Book 
of World Records as jewelry set with the most diamonds -- it features as many as 3,827 cut 
diamonds, weighing in at 50.42 g. It was created in India by Savio Jewellery, has a carat value 
of 16.5-carats, and an estimated sale value of over $2.7 million.

- Speaking of rings, Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring features a 12-carat oval blue 
faceted sapphire, surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds. The setting is 18K white gold. Diana's 
popularity caused this to become a sought-after engagement ring design, and public demand 
really soared in 2010 after William and Catherine became engaged with Diana's gorgeous, 
iconic sapphire ring. Back in 1981 when Diana's engagement was announced, the ring was 
valued between $50,000 and $60,000. Today, some estimate its value at close to $500,000.

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