25 Most Expensive Things In The World
Wanna pay insane amounts for the best, flawless or most limited items? Here are the most expensive things in the world you can check out and start saving! From taking the insights of cars, jewellery, painting and art pieces, there are some insanely most expensive thing in the universe or the most expensive thing ever sold to millionaires and billionaires.
25 Most Expensive Things In The World
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1. Heintzman Crystal Piano- USD 3.2 million
One of the most expensive instruments, the Crystal Piano is made out entirely of crystal. This stylish and unique piano made its debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony. Designed by Canadian piano manufacturer Heintzman Pianos, this futuristic masterpiece is built for performances in large concert halls.
2. The History Supreme Yacht- USD 4.8 million
The boat named the History Supreme is covered in 100,000 kilograms of precious metals including gold, platinum and jewels. The bottom of the vessel is gold plated. It took three years to complete; work by UK designer Stuart Hughes. The yacht has a statue made from genuine Tyrannosaurus Rex bones.
3. The Pearl Carpet of Baroda: USD 5.5 million
A 150-year-old carpet, Pearl Carpet of Baroda embedded with 350 carats of diamonds as well as rubies, sapphires and emeralds and two million natural seed pearls. The carpet was commissioned by the Maharaja of Baroda, Khande Rao Gaekwad to decorate the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina was sold at a Sotheby’s auction in Doha.
4. Stamp: British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta- USD 9.5 million
Regarded by many philatelists 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta is the world’s most famous rare stamp. It is printed in black on magenta paper and is imperforate. The stamp also features a sailing ship with the colony’s Latin motto written as “Damus Petimus Que Vicissim” which states that “We give and expect in return” in the middle. The stamp was sold to American shoe designer Stuart Weitzman.
5. George Washington’s Acts of Congress: USD 9.8 Million
George Washington’s Acts of Congress autograph is the most expensive autograph having been sold at the near-ten-million-dollar mark in 2012 at a Sotheby’s auction. The bold signature of Washington appears on the right corner of the title page.
6. Artwork of a dead shark- USD 12 million
Created in 1991, Damien Hirst’s dead shark was sold in 2005 for USD 12 million who called it “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”. It consists of a tiger shark preserved in a glass box, in formaldehyde in a vitrine.
7. iPhone 5 by Stuart Hughes- USD 15.3 million
Created by UK designer Stuart Hughes, iPhone is coated in solid gold and features both white and black diamonds. iPhone includes a solid gold Apple logo surrounded by 53 white diamonds, 135 grams of 24-carat gold, an inlay of 600 white diamonds, and sapphire glass for the screen. Black diamond replaces the iPhone’s home button. The designs took nine weeks to create.
8. Passion Diamond Shoes – USD 17 million
Jada Dubai’s Passion Diamond Shoes are intricately designed with rare diamonds, gold, silk and leather. The stunning stilettos feature one of the astonishing crowning jewels prong-set near the pointed toe. It took nearly nine months to create beautiful stilettos which are now the most expensive shoes in the world.
9. The ‘Perfect Pink’- USD 23 million
The Perfect Pink, a 14.23-carat diamond was sold at Sotheby’s “Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale to an anonymous buyer in 2010. The diamond is among the rarest and most expensive in the world.
10. The Codex of Leicester – USD 30.8 million
The linen manuscript, The Codex of Leicester personally penned by Leonardo Da Vinci himself, is about the great mind’s observations in respect to the natural phenomena of the world. This collection of scientific writings is also known as Codex Hammer. The manuscript was bought by Bill Gates and some pages were scanned and made into screensavers and wallpapers for Windows 98 Plus!
11. Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime- USD 31.2 million
The mechanical beauty Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime is the most expensive watch sold at the Christie’s Only Watch charity auction in Geneva on Nov. 9, 2019. Being the best of modern horology, the watch has a feast of complications:
- Perpetual calendar,
- Leap year cycle,
- Four-digit year display,
- 24-hour and minute sub-dial,
- Moon phases,
- Crown position indicator,
- Grande and Petite Sonnerie and many more.
12. Graff Diamonds Hallucination- USD 55 million
The most valuable watch, Graff Diamonds Hallucination took several thousand hours of work. The watch is attached with big coloured diamonds-Fancy Vivid Yellow, Fancy Intense Blue, Fancy Intense Pink, Fancy Light Pink, Fancy Intense Blue, Fancy Green, Fancy Light Grey Blue, and Fancy Orange.
This idea came from Laurence Graff, the Chairman of Graff Diamonds who said that the watch is a sculptural masterpiece, a celebration of the miracle of coloured diamonds.
13. L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace: USD 55 million
White diamonds, 407.48 carats, and 18-karat rose gold make this classic yellow diamond necklace worthy of its USD 55 million price tag. It is the most expensive chain and the largest internally flawless diamond in the world. ‘L’ standing for Lebanese created by Lebanese jeweller Mouawad.
14. 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO- USD 70 million
The most expensive car in the world, 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO was sold in a private auction to WeatherTech founder David MacNeil for USD 70 million. This 1963 Ferrari can hit a top speed of 174 m.p.h. while sprinting from 0 to 60 m.p.h. in roughly 6 seconds. Also known as the Holy Grail model, 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO won the Tour de France in 1964 which is one of the world’s most historic and famous motor races.
15. The Pink Star- USD 71.2 million
An oval-shaped diamond, The Pink Star has 59.6-carats sold at a Sotheby’s auction in 2017 in Hong Kong to Chow Tai Fook Enterprises. The diamond was first discovered in 1999 in an African mine mined by De Beers. The colour of the diamond is rated as Fancy Vivid Pink.
16. Wittelsbach-Graaf Diamond – USD 80 million
Originated from the Kollur Mine, India, Wittelsbach-Graaf diamond was owned by the Empress of Austria in 1673. This 31.06-carat stunning deep blue diamond marks the remarkable gemstone because of its flawless clarity, size which boasts an ultra-rare blue hue. The diamond holds an interesting story of historical importance and its awe-inspiring beauty makes it different from other remarkable diamonds.
17. Garçon à la pipe (painting) – USD 104 million
Garçon à la Pipe painted in 1905 by Pablo Picasso when he was 24 years old during his Rose Period. The oil on canvas painting portrays a Parisian boy wearing a garland or wreath of flowers and holding a pipe in his left hand. This famous painting was sold at 2004 auction for USD 104 million.
18. L’Homme au doigt by Alberto Giacometti- USD 141.3 million
Sculpture by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, “L’homme au doigt” (Pointing man) became the most expensive sculpture on May 11, 2015. The 1947 sculpture (cast in bronze) is the Giacometti’s most iconic and evocative sculpture. Pointing Man is among the great masterpieces in the collections of London’s Tate Gallery and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
19. The Hope Diamond- USD 250 million
The most expensive diamond jewellery, The Hope Diamond, weighing 45.52 carats was originated from the Kollur Mine, Golconda Sultanate which is now in India. It is a deep blue diamond due to trace amounts of boron atoms. It is classified as a Type IIb diamond and is the “most famous diamond in the world”.
20. The Card Players- USD 275 million
The Card Players is a series of oil paintings by the French artist Paul Cézanne. There are five paintings in the series, painted during Cézanne’s final period in 1890 and 1895. The artist adopted a theme from the French and Dutch genres of 17th-century painting, which presented card games played by rowdy gamblers and drunken in taverns.
21. Painting: Nafea Faa Ipoipo: USD 300 million
Painted by artist Paul Gaugin in 1892, Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) set the world record for a most expensive painting sold in 2015 via private sale.
22. Salvatore Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci – USD 450.3 million
Salvatore Mundi painted by Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci is the most expensive painting ever sold in a public auction at a Christie’s auction on November 15, 2017, to Prince Badr bin Abdullah. The painting depicts Jesus in Renaissance style clothing, left hand gently cradles a transparent crystal orb while holding his right hand up in the sign of the cross.
23. Villa Leopolda- USD 506 million
Built by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1902, this villa on the French Riviera has got the title of the second most expensive villa in the world. Also, the villa was served as a military hospital during World War II. The villa has had several notable owners including Izaak, Gianni and Marella Agnelli, and Dorothy J. Killam.
24. Antilia- 1 billion USD
Owned by business tycoon, Mukesh Ambani, Antilla is located in Altamount Road (India) which is one of the most expensive addresses in the world. The 27-story, 400,000-square-foot skyscraper home can survive an earthquake of magnitude 8.0. The cost ranged from USD 1-2 billion. The lobby alone has nine elevators.
25. Antimatter – USD 62.5 Trillion (per gram)
Antimatter is a particle that can potentially give humans unlimited energy – powering anything from rockets to appliances. The figures were provided by NASA in 1999.