If you’re a connoisseur of art then you’ve probably heard of this piece, the diamond skull. The most expensive piece of art made. Personally, it creeps me out a bit.
The piece is 2156 grams of platinum covered by an amazing amount of 8,601 diamonds. What is most amazing to me about this piece of art, however, is no the platinum and the diamonds, but the fact that at the center is in fact a life-size human skull. At the center of the forehead lies the biggest diamond which is a pear shaped 52-carat diamond that is further surrounded by even more diamonds, 14 to be exact. This creation was made by artist Damien Hirst, Britain’s most wealthiest artist. This piece alone sold for approximately $68,500,000.