From The Starr Report, NYPost.com:
Neck and neck: 'Joe' women really sparkling
If you've ever wondered about the value of those jewels that "Joe Millionaire," aka Evan Marriott, slips around each lucky woman's neck each Monday night, keep reading.
The jewels have escalated in value each week, as the stakes keep getting higher (at least for Sarah and Zora, the two remaining contestants). The 12 strands of pearls that Evan bestowed the first week of the show were worth about $500 apiece, while the five sapphire pendants he gave out the second week are valued at approximately $2,000 each. The three rubies given to Sarah, Zora and Melissa M. were worth about $4,000 each, while the two diamonds Evan gave to Sarah and Zora this past Monday night are worth about $5,000 apiece.
The women get to keep the jewels they've been given - meaning Zora and Sarah have amassed over $11,000 worth of baubles.