Gold, silver, diamond, ruby and emerald insignia of the Order of Christ, made in Portugal, c.1780; incorporates a cross and a sacred heart, weeping diamond tears and enclosed by an emerald crown of thorns. (albionart.com)
Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond ($24.3 million) Unearthed in India in the mid-1600s, the original Wittelsbach Diamond weighed more than 35 carats and was once part of the Austrian and Bavarian crown jewels. In 2008, it was purchased by the English jeweler Laurence Graff, who in 2010 revealed that he had refashioned the Fancy Deep Blue diamond, removing several flaws as well as four carats.
The Cullinan II is the massive 317.40 carat cushion shaped diamond in the center-front of the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain. Cullinan II was cut from the largest gem-quality diamond ever found, it weighed 3106 carats, or about 1 1/3 pounds. The nine larger stones of the Cullinan diamond remain either in the British Crown Jewels or in the personal possession of the Royal Family. 4th largest diamond in the world.
Birth of Venus Pendant A French late 19th century gold and gem-set pedant, the openwork back plate set with emeralds, rubies and sapphires highlighted with diamonds framing an agate cameo full length figure of Venus carried on a shell, using her drapery as a sail, with an ovoid pearl drop.