How the super rich rock diamonds
The super rich can bedazzle almost anything.
Whether it’s adding some bling to their favorite car or adorning themselves with giant baubles, millionaires and billionaires are not afraid to add a touch of sparkle.
Here are nine ways the super rich rock:
$25,000+ diamond manicure
When a giant diamond ring on your finger just isn’t enough, add some bling to your nails.
Images Luxury Nail Lounge in Irvine, California, claims to be the only place in the country where you can spend $25,000 on a “glamicure.”
$1 million diamond-encrusted silverware
If you want to — literally — put your money where your mouth is, look no further than the silverware that’s been gracing super-rich dining tables since 1830.
Fine silverware and accessories brand Christofle is frequently found in the mega-homes, yachts, and private planes of the super rich. The company’s workshop is based in Normandy, France, where 12 expert silversmiths painstakingly handcraft pricey home goods and their most exclusive, custom-made product: diamond-encrusted silverware.
Settings for 12 will cost you a cool $1 million.
$2.8 million yellow diamond ring
For traditional super-rich jewelry lovers who value portable wealth they can wear, this more than 25-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond rock will do the trick.
The classic emerald-cut stone, created by Graff Diamonds, rings in at $2.8 million. It may not be the largest diamond, but the intensity of its yellow hue is just one of the reasons why it’s such an expensive stone.
$3.4 million Lykan Hypersport
One of the most expensive rides on the planet is this $3.4 million Lykan Hypersport. It’s been dubbed the world’s first Arabian supercar, and only seven models were ever manufactured.
It features custom upgrades including leather seats stitched with gold thread, and headlights that can be adorned with 220 diamonds and precious stones for an extra $13,000 — per headlight.
$18 million ‘Billionaire’ wristwatch
It’s called “The Billionaire” for a reason; you probably have to be one to afford it.
Luxury jeweler and watchmaker Jacob & Co. has designed this over-the-top wristwatch for the ultimate timepiece collector. The $18 million watch is one of the most expensive in the world and features 260 carats worth of flawless emerald diamonds, all seamlessly set in an 18-karat white gold.
The company says this piece is the first in a limited number of Billionaire watches that can be custom made for each client. So far, no one has dropped the eight figures to take it home.
$20 million (estimated) 404.2-carat rough diamond
Here’s the perfect piece for super-rich collectors who prefer their jewels rough and uncut. This 404.2-carat rough diamond is the 27th biggest diamond ever discovered.
Australia-based Lucapa Diamond Co., which owns the mine where this giant rock was found, has not released a value for it; but jewelry experts have estimated that it could be $20 million.
$22 million 100.2 carat diamond
When it comes to bling for the super rich, bigger is usually better.
This 100.2-carat flawless, emerald-cut diamond is about the size of a 9-volt battery. Sotheby’s claims this giant stone to be the largest perfect diamond ever sold in North America.
The internally flawless stone also falls into an elite class of sparklers, being categorized as a Type IIa diamond — a category that makes up less than 1 percent of the world’s diamonds.
$28.5 million pink diamond
Even though this pink diamond is smaller than a strawberry, it’s actually a heavyweight in the diamond world.
Weighing in at 16.08 carats, this rare rock is the world’s largest cushion-shaped vivid pink diamond ever sold at auction. Christie’s jewelry experts say the natural, pure pink color from the stone is a big reason it’s so valuable.
In November, the perfect pink diamond sold to an anonymous bidder for a whopping $28.5 million.
$120 million peacock brooch
A peacock is known for its mesmerizing colors, and this piece of diamond art imitates life.
Graff Diamonds created this more than 120-carat brooch with colored and colorless diamonds. In the center lies an extremely rare 20-carat fancy, deep blue, pear-shaped diamond that adds to its nine-figure price tag. Graff says the peacock pin was sold for $120 million.