The World’s Most Expensive Christmas Ornament

One of the most wonderful parts of Christmas is sitting around the Christmas tree and admiring all of the precious ornaments you’ve collected throughout the years.

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One of the most wonderful parts of Christmas is sitting around the Christmas tree and admiring all of the precious ornaments you’ve collected throughout the years. But if you want a truly precious Christmas ornament, you’ll need to contact Mark Hussey, the designer of the expensive piece.

The Christmas ornament is appropriately named, The World’s Most Valuable Christmas Bauble, because The National Association of Goldsmiths independently valued the bauble at 82,000 British pounds which depending on the exchange rate is just over $130,000. This beautiful Christmas ornament is designed in a snowflake pattern. Amongst the snowflakes this beautiful decoration is adorned with 500 diamonds, three of which measure one carat each. Orbiting around the snowflake bauble are two rings, which are all decked out in rubies – 188 to be exact.

The World’s Most Valuable Christmas Bauble is made with such incredible detail that its creation was only complete in November 2009, even though designer Mark Hussey had started it one year before on Boxing Day (December 26) in the UK. During its construction the rings of the inner orb were cast at the prestigious London’s Hatton Garden Jewelry Quarter. [HallmarkJewellers via Telegraph]

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