The most prized pieces of jewelry in the world have been sold in a new fashion that includes a ring in the shape of a heart.
Prince Albert was born in 1897 and died in 1932, but his jewels have remained one of the most valuable and sought-after in the business.
“The first time I was presented with a piece of jewelry was when I was a little girl,” Prince Albert’s grandson, Prince Alexander, told Al Jazeera.
“And then I found my grandmother’s ring on a shelf in my grandmothers house.”
The ring, a gold ring that looks like a heart, has been on display at the Royal Albert Hall for more than 60 years, and has been a subject of fascination and curiosity ever since.
When the ring was presented to Prince Albert at the royal wedding of Princess Louise in 1929, he had the ring made to look like the heart.
“It is a very special piece, and one of my granddaughters has a replica of it,” Prince Alexander said.
“But it’s the same exact design as the original.
The ring is very important to Prince Albert, who is a famous figure in the jewellery business.
The original diamond was made by the Royal London Company and sold for £4,000 ($6,600), while the new diamond is being produced by the company owned by Prince Albert.”
The royal diamond collection is worth about $20 million ($31 million).
Prince Albert has sold his collection of jewels and other items, including his watch, to the private jeweller, William Pate, who also produces the crowns of the British Empire.
In 2009, the crown was sold for $1.5 billion ($2.3 billion).
According to the Royal British Legion, in 2015 the diamond industry exported $2.2 billion ($3.2 trillion) worth of diamonds.
Prince Alberts grandson, Alex, said the ring had “an enormous amount of sentimental value” for his grandfather.
“I think he had a lot of love for his grandmother, and that’s why it’s so special.
It’s a very personal item,” he said.
The prince’s widow, Princess Louise, is also known for her love of jewelry, and in the 1990s she donated a diamond ring to the Prince of Wales’s private collection.
“He’s been a very generous person, and it’s very rare that you get to have such a beautiful and precious thing,” said Alex.
The diamond ring was sold at auction for $15,000, and Prince Albert bought it at Christie’s in London for $10,000.
“We’ve never sold anything for less than $10 million,” Alex said.
Alex added that the crown, which is made of a rare stone, is “a very expensive item, but the fact that it’s an Albert ring makes it very special”.
The Prince of Albert’s jewellery collection is currently on display in the Royal Royal Albert Gallery at Windsor Castle, where the diamond is on display for the first time.
“There is no way to put a price on that ring.
It was sold with all of the other diamonds on display, and the auction house, which we have no control over, has just sold it for a record price,” said Alexander.