Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sensuous World of Colored Gemstones

Beautiful world of colors is not just limited to the rainbow and flowers. The Mother Nature has showered its beautiful colors on to the charming gemstones as well. These gemstones when studded in jewelry portray elegance and add fresh meaning to them. Let’s have a look at the world’s famous and expensive colored gemstone jewelry.
Gemstone Jewelry
· The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond- This blue colored mesmerizing diamond was bought by King Philip IV of Spain to gift it to her teenage daughter Margaret Teresa, at the time of her wedding. This rock was rumored to have found in the Indian empire of Golkonda. It was sold for $24.3 million to Laurence Graff in 2008.
Golkonda Diamond
· The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond- This was owned by King Edward VIII at one time in the history. Later, this was sold for $12 million and the buyer was Madonna, as rumored.
King Edward VIII
· Emerald & Diamond Tiara- This piece of art was gifted by German Prince Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck to his second wife Katherine in the year 1900. It contains beautiful pear shaped 11 emeralds in a row, which are about 500 carats in all. It was sold to an anonymous bidder for $12.76 million.
· The Bulgari Ring- This ring is the Bulgari custom designed ring from a European collector. This rare blue diamond and white diamond ring is considered as one of the most expensive jewels in the world. The owner presented it to his wife and its price was estimated to be $2.9 million.
The Bulgari Ring

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