A Luxurious Showcase: There are many expensive bracelets available on the market that reflect the evolution of jewelry and precious stones and illustrate the use of adornments throughout history.
People have worn bracelets for a variety of reasons throughout history, including symbolic representation, adornment, and others. Bracelets have had a long history in fashion, dating back to ancient civilizations.
This unique fashion piece has become synonymous with luxury in recent years due to its level of sophistication and class when paired with an outfit. Reputable luxury brands like Cartier, Bulgari, Van Cleef, and others have over time produced timeless, intricate bracelets that go beyond being mere accessories and become wearable works of art.
The seven most expensive bracelets in history
Below is a carefully curated list of the seven most expensive bracelets of all time.
- A bracelet made of Onyx and Diamonds valued at $1.9 million
- Cartier’s Art Deco diamond bracelet, $2,5 million
- The Bvlgari Emerald and Diamond bracelet is valued at $4 million
- A Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby and Diamond “Jarrettiere” bracelet estimated at $4.5 million
- An extraordinary bracelet made of sapphires and diamonds worth $6 million
- Exceptional Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet, $7.9 million
- Gulf Pearl Parure Bracelet: $31 million
A bracelet made of onyx and diamonds known as the Panther
Cartier released this platinum metal watch in 1952, featuring a silhouette synonymous with a panther. The watch is dressed in a silver-white hue and has black dots throughout the bracelet. It also has a brilliant-cut diamond at the hind feet and greenish-colored emerald eyes.
The silvered stainless steel buckle embedded in the tail facilitates an adjustable and secure fit. The bracelet was auctioned for $1.9 million.
The Cartier Art Deco diamond bracelet
There are two types of diamonds in this 18.5-centimeter bracelet: baguette diamonds and emerald diamonds, cut into various shapes and sizes; each set of diamonds weighs approximately 1.062 grams and 0.00086 kilograms. In 1928, this bracelet sold for $2.5 million.
The Bvlgari Emerald and Diamond bracelet
Bvlgari created this bracelet from a blend of emeralds and diamonds. It features rectangular and square emeralds in a green hue, arranged side by side with cut diamonds on a silver-toned platinum metal. The bracelet also incorporates pear-shaped and circular-shaped diamonds.
There was an auction for this Bvlgari bracelet, which sold for $4 million.
The Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby and Diamond Jarrettiere Bracelet
A bracelet from Van Cleef and Arpels’ 30s collection features a variety of rubies arranged on platinum metal, accompanied by baguette diamonds, and a diamond-encrusted metallic clasp. In 1937, Van Cleef’s creation was sold for $4.5 million.
The extraordinary sapphire and diamond bracelet
The bracelet has a floral design and a brilliant-cut diamond strap. It weighs about 13.58 grams and adorns a bluish sapphire stone in the center.
Someone auctioned off a seven-inch long bracelet for $6 million.
An exceptional Art Deco bracelet with sapphires and diamonds
A platinum bracelet with a diamond-encrusted strap, set with 10.5 carats of sapphire crystals, measures eighteen centimeters in length and is adjustable with stainless steel clips. The bracelet sold for a record price of $7.1 million at auction.
Gulf Pearl Parure Bracelet
This Harry Winston bracelet features 65 grams of creamy-toned diamonds linked by metallic hooks, as well as oval-shaped Persian pearls encased in a green hue that enhance the creamy color of the diamonds.
The bracelet also has an elastic band that allows for a perfect fit, accommodating different wrist sizes, and a gold-toned clasp buckle that facilitates a secure fit. Someone auctioned the Gulf pearl parure bracelet for $31 million.