Valued at $55 million, this neck accessory makes the L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace number 11 among the world’s most expensive necklaces.
To fashion a world-renowned diamond of such rarity and magnificence into jewelry requires artistry and skills beyond measure. Through creativity, patience, and stamina, the artisans at Mouawad have crafted quite possibly the most impressive and gorgeously faceted diamond necklace ever created—giving the famous ‘Incomparable Diamond’ a permanent throne.
The flawless 407.48-carat yellow diamond now suspends gracefully from a 229.52-carat strikingly white diamond necklace featuring a cavalcade of new, radiant diamonds of various cuts sublimely intertwined by 18K rose gold—all leading the eye to the heavenly grandeur below.
A little girl found it in the Republic of Congo in the 1980s. It had gone through several hands until it was finally displayed at several museums. One of those museums was, in fact, the Smithsonian in Washington DC. The job was given to Mr. Samuels, renowned for his experience and expertise in the faceting of large diamonds.
But the L’Incomparable diamond necklace had a fair share of problems. Its basic shape was highly irregular, and the surface was rough and pitted with various gaps, cavities, and cracks. After scrubbing and polishing, the interior shone like a diamond in the wild.
Now you may be asking yourself, are diamonds a good investment? On paper, diamonds make excellent investment sense. They have high intrinsic value, are always in demand, and last forever – plus, they’re small, portable, and easy to store.
As with any investment, it’s essential to diversify your diamond jewelry investments. Consider collecting different types of diamond jewelry to protect yourself from market fluctuations. According to Diamond Studs, colorful and high-quality white diamonds are considered the most desirable.
But if you want to get your paws on this beauty, there might be a small problem.
Rumor has it that during early 2000 the L’Incomparable diamond necklace was displayed on eBay with an opening price of $15 million; however, it was not sold again. Till now, the whereabouts of this unique one-of-a-kind yellow diamond remain unknown.