12 Days of Christmas Stauer Diamond Necklace Giveaway
Originally created in 1928, the Patiala Necklace was one of the world's most expensive pieces of jewelry. According to accounts, the Maharajah of Patiala visited Cartier® with a box overflowing with jewels and requested they be made into a necklace. The wealthy ruler wanted something bold and brilliant enough to be seen from atop his royal elephant. The result was a spectacular creation featuring five rows of diamond-encrusted platinum chains and 2,930 large diamonds leading the eye toward a dangling giant-the seventh largest diamond in the world.
Today, the original Patiala Necklace (over 1000 carats!) would be worth as much as $30 million. While undeniably breathtaking, such an extravagance is hardly practical. Stauer challenged our designers to come up with a way to create maximum visual impact with the minimum price tag. The Stauer Lumiére Necklace features over 14-3/4 carats of brilliant, lab-created DiamondAura®. Each Stauer.com DiamondAura is is set carefully by hand into its .925 sterling silver prong setting. The necklace sparkles with even more clarity and fire than natural mined diamonds, which in a similar design can sell for as much as $15,000.