Natural Diamond Prices – March 2023
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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter needs no introduction. Her birthday is fast approaching and in true PriceScope fashion, we are here to celebrate the music icon and showcase her jaw-dropping jewelry collection. Get to know Beyoncé, and take a glimpse at her jaw-dropping jewelry collection.
Beyoncé was born on September 4th, 1981. She’s an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Beyoncé rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the music group, Destiny’s Child. Destiny’s Child became one of the world’s best-selling female groups in history. Beyoncé then went on to follow an extremely successful solo career.
Beyoncé has a total of 25 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the Awards history. In 2014, Beyoncé became the highest-paid black female musician in history. To date, Beyonce has sold over 118 million records as a solo artist, and a further 60 million with Destiny’s Child.
Beyoncé is married to American rapper and businessman Jay Z and they have 3 children together. Named Blue Ivy Carter, Rumi Carter, and Sir Carter.
Now that we’ve recapped who Beyoncé is, let’s take a closer look at her jaw-dropping jewelry collection:
This shimmering butterfly ring was gifted to Beyoncé by Jay Z back in 2016. Known as the Papillon ring, it was designed by jeweler Glenn Spiro.
The Papillon ring is encrusted with a purple frame and green body. Made of a mixture of bold rich emerald and the rare tsavorite gemstones. Originally the jewelry piece was made as a brooch, however, it was adapted into a ring when it was found that the wings, unencumbered by mounts, could easily be encouraged to flutter.
In 2018, Beyoncé gave her Papillon ring to the London V&A museum where it is now on display for tourists to see.
Beyoncé’s Papillon Ring is valued at over $95 000.
The Diamond and Gold Ankh Pendant Necklace was worn by Beyoncé in her ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’ music video from her award-winning album titled, Lemonade.
The ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol known as the ankh symbol is translated into the word, formation. ‘Formation’ is the most popular word in the entire Lemonade album. – It’s the symbolism for us.
Beyoncé’s large pieces of jewelry at the 2016 VMAs were designed by Lorraine Schwartz. Who we know is absolutely loved by Beyoncé. From the dangling earrings to the rings on Beyoncé’s fingers, Schwartz went all out.
The statement dangling earrings are valued at an estimated $1.8 million. The pair of dangling earrings were made of pink diamonds mixed with a large portion of emerald and tourmalines. Her jewelry look didn’t stop there, Beyoncé paired her dangling earrings with a 12-carat pink diamond ring worth approximately $9 million.
Lorraine Schwartz was also featured in Beyoncé’s Black is King documentary. The necklace contains several shapes like oval, square, and circles which showcases the designer’s incredible range and creativity. The necklace weighs approximately 200-carats of diamonds in total and features an array of different diamond shapes hanging like a fringe. The necklace exhibits a 32-carat cushion, a 24-carat pear shape, a 14-carat Asscher, and a 22-carat round.
Lorraine Schwartz also designed and created Beyonce’s 24-carat engagement ring which Jay Z used to propose to Beyoncé back in 2008. Beyoncé’s diamond engagement ring is worth over $5 million.
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Written by Bianca Mac Donald