The Prince of Wales paid a record $5 billion to buy crowns and other jewelry from a company that specializes in necklacing and ear piercing, The Sunday Times has learned.
Prince Charles and the Queen paid an estimated $2.7 million for the jewelry and accessories at the auction in Monaco.
The crowns were made of silver, gold and silver plated metal, while earrings were plated with gold.
A small silver plate encircled a diamond ring and was the largest piece of jewelry.
The diamonds were priced at $30 million.
A large earring, a small necklace and a small diamond ring with a silver and gold chain around the edge were sold for a total of $6.3 million.
The jewelry and earrings sold for about $3.7 billion, about 10 times the price of the last major royal sale in 2015, when Prince Charles purchased his own private collection of earrings, necklace, and bracelets worth $7.7 to $10 million.
Prince George also had a necklace and earring purchased from a jewelry company that specialized in ear piercing.
The earrings are about 3 1/2 inches long and have a 1/4 inch ring in the middle, the company said in a statement.