Jewelry brand Taylor & Hart are known for estimating the value of iconic pieces of jewelry from pop culture. Recently, they hypothesized the value of the crown of the Mushroom Kingdom’s monarch, Princess Peach — esteemed ruler, damsel in distress, and lover of short plumbers dressed in red.
According to Kate Earlam-Charnley, Design Director at Taylor & Hart, Peach’s crown would cost almost a quarter of a billion pounds. They explained: ” What could be more fitting for this Princess than a 175ct peach sapphire in the centre of this crown, flanked by Paraiba tourmalines of a similar size and carat? The value of these, combined with an estimated £37,800 of the metal to hold them, brings the total value to £240,000,000.” That’s well over $300m in US dollars.
It’s kind of surprising why Bowser doesn’t kidnap her for her vast, vast fortune! Besides, does Mario even get paid for rescuing her? Truly mind-boggling stuff.