Top 10 Most Expensive Pieces Of Jewelry Worn By Celebrities
By Cristine Parungao
Celebrities have the cash to spend on jewelry pieces, especially rare ones. Female celebrities, who appear in public during red carpets, don’t mind spending millions just to get their hands on the most precious stones and gems. Aside from the shine and value, these precious pieces were passed on from older generations, that is why they are so rare.
In Hollywood, there are prominent female stars that are fashion favorites not just for their expensive taste in dresses and gowns, but also for their jewelry collections. When it comes to jewelry collections, nobody can top Elizabeth Taylor. But modern times call for modern stars who also buy and collect jewelry.
Read on to know what female stars own the rarest jewelry pieces in the world. Some of these accessories are customized, with brands making jewelry pieces for celebrities.
10. Angelina Jolie
Price: $2.5 million
One of the female celebrities considered a red carpet favorite is none other than Angelina Jolie. The actress slays every event, showcasing her voluptuous body and timeless beauty.
Her look for 2009 Oscars is truly iconic. Angelina wore a black, strapless Elie Saab gown with a high slit. The 115-carat Lorraine Schwartz emerald-drop earrings stole the show, being worth $2.5 million.
9. Kim Kardashian-West
Price: $4.5 million
One of the celebrities with the most expensive engagement ring is Kanye West’s wife and mother of two children, Kim Kardashian-West. In 2013, rapper Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian with a 20-carat, emerald-cut diamond ring.
The ring was designed by Lorraine Schwartz and is worth $4.5 million. The reality star flashed the ring in several appearances, showing off the glitter of the ring worth millions. This ring was replaced by a Schwartz 2A type of diamond in 2016, following the attack on Kim’s residence in Paris.
8. Sofia Vergara
Price: $7 million
Talk about the wow factor; Sofia Vergara stunned in her blood-red Vera Wang mermaid gown in 2013 Emmys. Her statement jewels in the form of Colombian emerald earrings complete the look. The impressive $7 million earrings consist of 21-carats of Asscher-cut diamonds and 40-carats of Colombian emerald.
Vergara looked elegant and sexy in this look, as the dress flaunts her figure. The earrings were from jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.
7. Amy Adams
Price: $8 million
Amy Adams attended the Golden Globes looking like a total winner with her red chiffon Valentino Haute Couture gown with matching 30-carat Asscher-cut diamond pendant from Lorraine Schwartz.
The actress stunned with a deep-V halter gown that made the jewelry look flawless. Its price is a whopping $8 million, according to reports. She partnered her diamond pendant with a 12-carat rose cut diamond ring and 10-carat diamond earrings. All in all, Adams looked effortlessly lovely, carrying her Best Actress Trophy home.
6. Anne Hathaway
Price: $10 million
Anne Hathaway arrived at the red carpet for the 2011 Oscars wearing a red, strapless Valentino gown and a sparkling Tiffany & Co. Lucida Star diamond necklace. According to reports, the jewelry piece is worth $10 million. She wore the 94-carat diamond necklace graciously.
Tiffany & Co. specially made the necklace for Anne Hathaway. It became a hot topic for days after the Academy Awards. Lucky her, she married jewelry designer Adam Schulman in 2012.
Price: $13 million
Beyoncé’s 2016 VMAs look is definitely memorable with her winged and sparkling gown by Maison Francesco Scognamiglio. Even with this enormous gown, Beyonce’s sparkling accessories stole the red carpet. She wore flashing diamond earrings and bracelet from Lorraine Schwartz.
According to Elle, the dangling earring was made from Colombian emerald and an intense pink diamond that cost roughly $1.8 million. The rings she wore also cost a fortune, with a 20-carat wrap around diamond ring which cost $1.5 million.
4. Cate Blanchett
Price: $18 million
2014 is definitely Cate Blanchett’s year with four wins for her performance for Blue Jasmine. Her iconic look at the Oscars, sporting a Giorgio Armani beaded dress complete with 49-carat brown and white diamond drop earrings from Chopard.
Blanchett’s earrings were from the Chopard’s 2014 Red Carpet Collection and are worth $18 million. She also wore a Chopard clip earring at the 2014 Golden Globes Award Night.
3. Carrie Underwood
Price: $31 million
The Grammys is a serious affair, and most celebrities apply the mantra, ‘dress to kill’ during this annual event. One of the most phenomenal looks for the 2013 Grammys was Carrie Underwood with her Jonathan Arndt 381-carat oval, pear, marquis, and round white diamond necklace.
The look is simple yet classy, with Underwood sporting a black, strapless Roberto Cavalli gown. Underwood claimed that indeed, the necklace is ‘worth more than her.’ According to Huff Post, the necklace is worth $31 million.
2. Lady Gaga
Price: $36 million
Lady Gaga is the type to make a scene on red carpets with her bold dresses, statement accessories, and massive props. However, in her appearance at the 2019 Oscars, Lady Gaga wowed in her strapless, black gown from Alexander McQueen and an enormous Tiffany & Co. necklace.
The enormous cushion-shaped diamond was reportedly worth $36 million. It was last worn by Aubrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Lady Gaga’s overall look was inspired by the late British actress.
1. Mariah Carey
Price: $50 million
American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey never fails to turn heads at the red carpet and all her performances. At the Cannes’ amfAR Gala this year, Mariah wore a shimmering black gown with a plunging neckline, matched with the Chopard diamond necklace.
The necklace was the talk of the town because of diamonds were cut from the Queen of Kalahari diamond. A whopping 50-carat brilliant-cut diamond surrounded by 18k white gold perfectly sat on Mariah’s chest. It was definitely a sight in her Cannes performance.
These are the celebrities who flashed the most sparkling and expensive jewelry at the red carpet and other social gatherings. With the money to spare and some endorsement deals, they are able to snag rare and expensive pieces.
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