The most expensive gems in the world

At a time when most people can barely make ends meet, some easily spend millions on a small piece of compressed carbon. Pictolic presents examples of jewelry made from the world's most expensive gemstones.

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The material was prepared with the support of the Milady online jewelry store, which offers beautiful jewelry made from natural stones. Here you can buy bracelets from semi-precious stones of the highest quality, as well as rings, pendants, earrings, and much more.

The most expensive gems in the world

1. Diamond of Elizabeth Taylor.

This diamond was presented to the great actress in 1968. At an auction in December 2011, its price reached $ 8.8 million. (Photo: PORVA / REX).

The most expensive gems in the world

2. Princess Diana's sapphire ring.

Princess Diana's wedding ring, which is now owned by Princess Kate. Contains an 18K sapphire surrounded by diamonds. (Photo: Tobi Jenkins / REX).

The most expensive gems in the world

3. Ring with a blue Bulgari diamond.

Ring with two diamonds - blue and colorless. It was sold in 2010 for $ 15.7 million. (Photo: Luke MacGregor / Reuters).

The most expensive gems in the world

4. Mouawad L'Incomparable.

The most expensive necklace in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. It is estimated at $ 55 million. The 637-carat necklace consists of 103 sweet-shaped diamonds. (Photo: Then Chih Wey / REX).

The most expensive gems in the world

5. Heart-shaped rough diamond.

This diamond weighs 56.15 carats. At the 2010 Geneva auction, it was sold for $ 12 million. (Photo: Denis Balibouse / Reuters).

The most expensive gems in the world

6. Diamond "Heart of the Ocean".

Imitation of the necklace worn by Kate Winslet's heroin in the movie Titanic. Contains a 15K blue diamond. (Photo: HO / AP).

The most expensive gems in the world

7. Diamond "Wittelsbach-Graff".

The 31-carat blue diamond was sold to the Emir of Ktar for $ 80 million in 2011. (Photo: Jason Reed / Reuters).

The most expensive gems in the world

8. La Peregrina.

The pearl from the 16th century passed through many royal hands until it was auctioned for $ 11.8 million in 2011. (Photo: Bebeto Matthews / AP).

The most expensive gems in the world

9. Wallis Simpson bracelet.

Made in 1952, the bracelet belonged to Princess Wallis Simpson. In 2010 it was sold for $ 7.3 million. (Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP).

The most expensive gems in the world

10. Diamond "Taj Mahal".

The heart-shaped diamond sold for $ 8.8 million. (Photo: Richard Drew / AP).

The most expensive gems in the world

11. Diamond "Cora Sun-Drop".

The largest known yellow diamond. In 2011 it was sold at a Geneva auction for $ 10.9 million. (Photo: Anja Niedringhaus / AP).

The most expensive gems in the world

12. Diadem is made of emeralds and diamonds.

The cost of this tiara from the private collection of Princess Katharina Henkel reaches $ 12.7 million. (Photo: Stefan Wermuth / Reuters).

The most expensive gems in the world

13. The Pink Star.

The 59.6-carat diamond was auctioned for $ 83 million. (Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / Getty Images).

The most expensive gems in the world

14. Taaffeite.

One of the rarest gems on Earth. Named after Australian geologist Richard Taafe. (Photo: Richard Leeney / Getty Images).

The most expensive gems in the world

15. Brooch of Empress Eugenia.

Brooch was owned by the wife of Napoleon III. Made from silver, gold, and diamonds. Estimated at $ 10.5 million. (Photo: Denis Balibouse / Reuters).

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