DID YOU KNOW: The most expensive piece of jewelry ever designed specifically for a movie was the necklace worn by Nicole Kidman in the musical Moulin Rouge. The $1,000,000 creation was designed by Stefano Canturi. The platinum necklace has 1,308 diamonds with a combined total of 134 carats.
The Queen Anne and The Queen Caroline Necklaces - These tow rows of large, lustrous, graduated pearls, with pearl clasps, are always worn together and were left to the Crown by Queen Victoria. The shorter row, of forty-six pearls, weighs 1,045 grammes and is said to have belonged to Queen Anne, the last of the Stuart monarchs. The longer of the pair weighs 1,429.2 grammes. In 1947 both necklaces were given to Princess Elizabeth as a wedding present by her father King George VI.
‘The Windsor Heart’ Yellow Diamond. 47.14cts yellow diamond was bought by the Duke of Windsor for the Duchess (Wallis Simpson) in 1951 from Harry Winston to complement her other yellow diamond and set in a ring. The stone was later acquired by Estée Lauder, set in a pendant and sold by the Lauder family in 2012 in aid of Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
DID YOU KNOW: The largest diamond ever found is the Cullinan Diamond which was 3,106 carats before it was cut and polished. The largest polished gem from the stone is named Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa. It is 530 carats, worth $400,000,000 and mounted in the head of the Scepter with the Cross which Queen Elizabeth II held at her Coronation in 1953.