Emeralds – The World’s Most Expensive

Emeralds – The World’s Most Expensive

The gemologists at New York Loan Company, Manhattan’s luxury pawnshop, work with stunning diamonds and gemstones in their private offices in New York’s Diamond District. Emeralds, especially rare, transparent, and vivid emeralds, are very desirable to gemstone fans and collectors.

Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection is almost as legendary as the actress herself. In 2011 her emerald and diamond suite (necklace, pendant, earrings, bracelet and ring) designed by Bulgari, sold for a total of almost 25 million dollars at Christie’s Auction House. The biggest emerald in the suite was a 23.46 carat Colombian emerald.

A tiara commissioned by German prince Guido Henckel con Donnersmarck for his second wife sold for a stunning 12.7 million dollars in 2011 at Sotheby’s auction house. The exquisite piece of jewelry set the record for most expensive tiara in the world. It features 11 pear shaped polished emeralds that equals 500 carats, not to mention the large amount of colorless diamonds.

In 2009 Angelina Jolie made a huge fashion statement wearing 2.5 million dollar emerald earrings that weighed a total of 115 carats. Her matching ring, also designed by Lorraine Schwartz, was 65 carats and valued at over 1 million dollars. The look got so much attention at the Academy Awards that it started a whole new trend in jewelry.

There are numerous examples of million dollar emeralds including Cartier art deco tiara with a carved emerald, and a 19.7 carat emerald engagement ring given to the Duchess of Windsor by King Edward of England. All of the most successful jewelry houses in the world – Graff, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany & Co. use emeralds in their luxury jewelry. New York Loan Company offers collateral loans on precious gemstones, including multi-million dollar emeralds. Please contact the high-end pawnshop at 212-997-5626 to discuss a loan.