Ranging from the jewellery items worn by your favourite movie stars to the jewels adorned by royals, there are some incredible pieces of jewellery out there.
Let’s have a look at the 3 most famous jewels in the world. Each has been the topic of discussion for years!
1) Princess Diana’s Engagement Ring
The controversial engagement ring of Late Princess Diana has been in news for quite a long time. This 18-carat white gold ring consisted of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire. Unlike the custom-made jewels selected by the royals, this ring was a part of the Garrard jewellery collection of sapphire and diamond rings. It was available for anyone to purchase. The unusual selection of jewellery by a royal person for an important event like engagement makes this ring the most talked about piece of jewellery in the world. This ring currently belongs to Catherine Middleton, Princess Diana’s daughter-in-law. You can see the photograph of this ring here.
2) Tiffany Yellow Diamond
The Tiffany Yellow Diamond is known for being one of the largest yellow diamonds ever discovered. It was discovered in 1878 in the Kimberley mine South Africa. At the time of discovery, this diamond weighed 287.42 carats. It was cut into a cushion shape and now it weighs 128.54 carats with 82 facets. This diamond is described as a stellar brilliant cut. People from all around the globe admire the beauty and grandeur of this rare diamond. One thing that makes this stone popular and unique is that it has been worn by only two women in its more than 150 years old history. They were Mrs. Sheldon Whitehouse during the 1957 Tiffany Ball and Audrey Hepburn in 1961 during the shooting of publicity photographs for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This stone is on display in the form of a necklace accented by white diamonds in the Fifth Avenue Flagship store of Tiffany & Co. in New York City. Here’s the picture.
3) The Hope Diamond
The Hope Diamond is famous for its rare blue colour. It weighs 45.52-carat which is an uncommon weight, thus making it an incredible jewel. This gem is one of the earliest colour diamonds ever discovered. It was first owned by King Louis XIV of France in 1668 and has been passed to various owners for almost four centuries. It was later bought by Harry Winston, a famous jeweller, in 1949 who donated it to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. The stone has been set on a halo of 16 diamonds in a diamond necklace. You can have a look at it here.
These pieces have been in the news for many reasons, thus making them the most famous and recognizable jewels in the world. If you want to add some of your favourite stones on the list, then do tell us what’s your top 3 famous jewels. But, if you want to sell your diamond or gold jewellery for cash, then Oren Jewellery is the most reliable jewelry buyer in Toronto.