One of the world’s largest diamonds, a pear-shaped 110.3-carat yellow rock, will go under the hammer in Geneva in November expecting to fetch about $15 million.
The Sun-Drop diamond, discovered in South Africa last year, is billed by Sotheby’s as the “world’s largest known pear-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond“.
“This stone has immense presence and is truly stunning. It is also one of the largest diamonds ever to have appeared at auction,” Sotheby’s Switzerland co-chairman David Bennett told a news conference in Hong Kong.
You would think that wearing Victoria’s Secret’s jewel-covered fantasy bra and panties would be the most glamorous moment of a model’s life.
However, for super model Selita Ebanks, who slipped into underwear covered with $4.5 million worth of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and yellow sapphires, nothing could be further from the truth.
Ebanks, who wore the Magical Diamond Bra And Panty Set Of Destiny in the 2007 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, says that the stones hurt in her special lady place.
Astronomers think they have recently found a star that was transformed and condensed into a planet made of solid diamond.
The team was able to detect the “diamond planet” with the 64m radio telescope in Parkes, Australia, and found out that it orbits an unusual star known as a pulsar.
The scientists’ measurements indicate that the planet has slightly more mass than Jupiter, but is 20 times as dense.
Stuart Hughes has designed the world’s most expensive liquor, with a content invented by Antica Distilleria Russo from Italy.
A national drink of Italy, Limoncello is made by infusion in alcohol of peels of lemons from the stunning famous Amalfi Coast.
The bottle itself houses at the neck 3 single cut flawless diamonds totalling 13 cts. The body contains one of the world’s rarest diamonds which is sized 18.5 cts.
An extremely rare translucent pink diamond fetched a price of $10.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction on Tuesday, the third-highest price ever paid for one of the pink stones at auction.
“It is the third-highest price for a pink diamond at auction,” auctioneer David Bennett told journalists after the sale.
The 10.99-carat, emerald-cut stone was classed as a type IIa diamond, with the type II category making up less than two percent of gem diamonds.
Odyssey Golf have unveiled a stunning one-off 2-Ball putter encrusted with rubies and diamonds to be sold in world-renowned department store Harrods.
The putter comes complete with an 18-carat white gold head, 240 rubies and 378 diamonds – as well as a price tag of £100k.
London’s Natural History Museum is currently hosting the most stunning yellow diamond in the world – the Cora Sun-Drop.
At 110-carats, the Cora Sun-Drop is roughly the size of a woman’s thumb and is largest vivid yellow pear-shaped diamond known in the world.
It has been lent to the museum by leading US diamond manufacturer Cora International for display to visitors for a limited time.
A rare pink diamond that is regarded as one of the most desirable and beautiful in the world was sold for a record 46.16 million dollars on Tuesday.
Sothebyâ€™s had valued the 24.78 carat Fancy Intense Pink diamond mounted on a ring at 27 million to 38 million dollars ahead of the sale in a luxury lakeside hotel.
But intense bidding wiped out the record of over 24 million dollars set during an auction in December 2008 in the sale of a grey-blue diamond Wittelsbach.
An exceptinally rare pink stone is set to break the record for being the world’s most expensive diamond ever.
The pink stone is estimated to be worth $27-38 million when it goes under the hammer on November 16 at Sothebyâ€™s in Geneva
It is classified as ‘fancy intense pink’ – the most perfect pink colour – by the Gemological Institute of America, and is set between shield-shaped diamond shoulders on a silver ring.
A rare, two-stone ring set a new record price per carat for a blue diamond at auction when it sold for $15.7 million to an Asian collector.
The ring features a 9.87 carat colorless triangular-shaped diamond paired with a triangular 10.95 carat “Fancy Vivid” blue diamond, the largest such blue diamond of this cut ever offered at auction.
The jewel had been bought in Rome in 1972 for $1 million, which is the equivalent of about $5 million today, Christie’s auction house said.
Luxury phone maker Gresso introduces its new Luxor Series, which features the Luxor Las Vegas and the Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot.
The Jackpot version flaunts a million dollar price tag along with 180g of solid pure gold, 45.5 k black diamonds and rare African Blackwood.
The Keyboard is also another innovation from the company, every key is made from crystal sapphire polished using diamond tools manually.
To commemorate Snoopyâ€™s 60th anniversary, Hong Kongâ€™s Fine Jewelry Brand, TSL has made a stunning 207 Carat Diamond Snoopy.
The Diamond Snoopy is 5.5 inches tall and is festooned with 9,917 diamonds, 783 black diamonds and 415 rubies.
It took 8 months to complete and its proposed retail price is HK$2,888,880 (US$370,380).
A rare 5.16-carat blue diamond sold at auction for $6.4 million in Hong Kong on Wednesday, confirming Asia’s fast-growing taste for the precious stone.
London’s famed Moussaieff Jewellers paid more than the $5.9 million expected price tag for the pear-shaped stone, the first blue diamond from the celebrated De Beers Millennium Jewels Collection to appear at auction.
The De Beers Millennium Collection, displayed in London’s Millennium Dome in 2000, comprised 12 rare gems and took decades to assemble.
â€œItâ€™s a bargain and I got it at this price because everyone was asleep,â€ Moussaieff said in an interview.
Her London-based boutique will change the gemâ€™s mounting and offer the stone â€œto discerning clients, possibly in Asia,â€ she said.
Russia recently crowned its latest representative to the Miss World pageant, Miss Irina Antonenko.
Irina Antonenko won $100,000 and the chance to represent the country in the Miss World pageant, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.
The crown awarded to Antonenko is the world’s most expensive with an estimated value surpassing $1 million, RIA Novosti said.
Petra Diamonds Limited announced that the 507 carat Cullinan Heritage sold for US $35.3 million, the highest sale price on record for a rough diamond.
The diamond was sold on tender in South Africa and was purchased by Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Company .
The Cullinan Heritage was recovered in September 2009 from Petra’s Cullinan mine in South Africa.
At 507.5 carats it is the nineteenth largest gem diamond ever discovered.
Blancpain has announced the newest SpÃ©cialitÃ©s Tourbillon Diamants, a 40mm menâ€™s model with more than 20 carats of diamonds.
Diamonds are clearly the theme of this over-the-top luxury timepieceâ€”a theme that Blancpain takes with the utmost seriousness.
The white gold three-piece case is set with 571 stones totaling 14.15 carats, and the dial adds another 164 diamonds and 5.17 carats.
Looking like a diamond or a cut stone, the 2Oct2031 watch was created by the Chinese designer Tao Ma.
A ring with a pink diamond the size of a chickpea was auctioned off for a record HK$83.5 million ($10.8 million) in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
“Vivid Pink,” as it’s called, is a five-carat stone flanked by two white diamonds and set in a ring by elite jeweler Graff. It hails from a private collection.
The so-called fancy-vivid stone broke the per-carat record for a diamond established in May.
With a price tag of $3.2 million, the new iPhone 3GS Supreme launched yesterday by Stuart Hughes could be the worldâ€™s most expensive phone.
The handset was made for an anonymous Australian businessman with 271 grams of 22ct solid yellow gold and 136 flawless F-color diamonds totalizing 68ct.
The Apple logo is made from solid gold and decorated with 53 diamonds of 1ct, while the front navigation button consists of a single 7.1ct diamond.
The 31-year old supermodel Marisa Miller was chosen to model this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, designed by Italian jewelry house Damiani.
The $3 million bra was covered in 150 carats of stones, including a 16-carat heart-shaped stone. â€œItâ€™s like being a princess,â€ Marisa told Us Weekly.
Sadly, the recession appears to have hit the diamond bra business quite hard. In 2006 the diamond bra was covered in $5.6 million in diamonds.