Most expensive diamond necklaces

History was rewritten when Wallace Chan unveiled a $200m masterpiece blowing all previous records out of the water.

  • Wallace Chan's necklace knocked the aptly named Incomparable necklace off the number one spot. With a total weight of 637 carats and valued at $55 million, it was created by Lebanese jeweller Mouawad in 2013 and features a 407.48ct internally flawless brownish-yellow diamond pendant.
  • In third place is the 75.36ct briolette diamond necklace known as The Star of China, which sold for $11.1 million at Christie’s in 2013. Master craftsman William Goldberg spent six months cutting a 160.5ct rough into the largest and most perfect briolette diamond ever seen at auction.
  • Just outside the top three is this necklace set with a 77.12ct vivid yellow diamond. Israeli diamond tycoon Lev Leviev found the stone in one of his own mines and, now attached to a diamond-studded chain, it has an asking price of $10 million.
  • At number five on the list is a diamond necklace that was sold at auction in November 2013. Set with 104.84ct of flawless circular-cut diamonds, it achieved an impressive $8.4 million when it went under the hammer at Christie’s Hong Kong.
  • In autumn 2015, Wallace Chan revealed a $200 million jewel that instantly became the most expensive diamond necklace ever made. Named A Heritage in Bloom, it is set with 383.40ct of diamonds, including a 104ct diamond at its centre, which was cut from the 507.55ct Cullinan Heritage rough diamond.
  • A model wears Cartier Galanterie de Cartier earrings in white gold with diamonds
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