Blog entry by James Lipton
Jewellery doesn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful. You can choose between a simple gold ring and any sapphire engagement rings hatton garden for your engagement and wedding. You should always buy jewellery keeping in mind the budget and never break your bank to buy jewellery just because others are doing so. You should also plan ahead if you want to buy jewellery, especially the ones made of precious materials, since buying fine jewellery may need a major investment.
Talking about the cost of the jewellery, it is a known fact that some of the most expensive jewellery items in the world is owned by the British Royal Family. The Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace is a magnificent neck piece that was given to Princess Elizabeth as a wedding gift by the Nizam of Hyderabad. This exquisite piece of jewellery is estimated to be worth 66 million pounds making it one of the most expensive jewellery items in the world. The Nizam of Hyderabad necklace is a part of the Crown Jewels today and has been worn by Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Cambridge on a few special occasions.
Apart from the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, the Queen’s collection of Crown Jewels consists of other expensive jewellery items such as the Oriental Circlet tiara, Queen Mary Fringe tiara, Queen Alexandra’s wedding necklace and Queen Mother’s maple leaf brooch. One might think that owning expensive jewellery is a symbol of royalty, especially in the United Kingdom. There is some truth to the fact that jewellery is associated with societal stature in most places, however, one need not necessarily be a royal to own expensive jewellery.
The cost of a jewellery item depends on the material that has been used to make the jewellery along with the craftsmanship involved. The rarer and more precious the materials, the more expensive the jewellery item will be. A diamond wedding ring London made of a rare diamond with be more expensive than the one made of cultured diamond. The intricacy of the design also inflates the cost. The brand name will also influence the jewellery price. A branded jewellery item will cost you more than the piece which you get locally made. That being said, expensive jewellery can be owned by anyone provided you have the means to buy it. There are several expensive jewellery items in the world that are owned by celebrities and wealthy businessmen who are not related to royalty.