If you’re a bit of a history buff and fascinated by the history behind some of the worlds most treasured pieces of jewellery then this is an infographic you’ll love. Antique jewellery always tends to have interesting roots; with antique jewellery the stories behind them are usually of a romantic origin. A few of these romantic stories are present in this infographic.
These beloved pieces have strong romantic backgrounds, which are so interesting they may even add the price of each piece. Many notable people have worn some pieces that when they went to auction the fact that they belonged to such important historical figures added to the price.
Wallis Simpsons Cartier designed panther bracelet fetched an incredible £5.5 million when it was auctioned in 2010. This made the bracelet the most expensive Cartier item to be sold at auction. It is impossible to not argue that the fact Wallis Simpson owned the Cartier bracelet only added to its incredible worth. Wallis Simpson is a famed for her affair, followed by marriage to the then future king prince Edward. Prince Edward then later abdicated the throne so he could marry Wallis Simpson. The foreign press heavily documented this relationship. It is hard to say that Wallis Simpsons notoriety did not directly impact the incredibly high price for the bracelet.
Furthermore an impressive Bulgari two-stone diamond ring was once sold at auction for £12.1 million, has a very romantic origin. The story behind this beautiful piece I a touching tale of a man in 1972 who bought this romantic ring for his wife to celebrate the birth of their first son. Many other types of rings such as Diamond Eternity rings can be given upon the birth of a first child or even a very special occasion. Sometimes it’s the stories behind the jewellery that truly add the value to them.