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.
Motorola has announced another expensive Aura edition called Motorola Aura Diamond Edition. Plated with 18 carat gold, it features 34 diamonds:
30 diamonds are embedded above and bellow the phoneâ€™s circular display and 4 diamonds sit on the navigation key on the brown keypad.
A special edition of the Czech magazine â€œRoyal Reportâ€ has been released with gold letters on the cover and diamonds on the alphabet R.
The luxury magazine will be put up for auction and is expected to fetch more than 4 million Czech crowns ($228,936).
The price includes the special edition, a yearly subscription, a vacation four times a year to anywhere in the world and 12 hours use of a jet plane.
Petra Diamonds has announced the recovery of a 507.55-carat rough white diamond from the famed Cullinan Mine in South Africa.
This spectacular gemstone was recovered on Thursday 24 September and is currently with experts for analysis.
Initial examinations indicate that the stone is of exceptional color and clarity, and is most likely a Type II diamond.
You wouldnâ€™t expect less from designer Alexander Amosu, than this stunning Worldâ€™s Most Expensive Diamond-Encrusted Blackberry.
It took 350 hours of painstaking craftsmanship in solid 18 carat yellow gold, encrusted with 4,459 brilliant cut diamonds (weighing 28.43 carats).
Each phone can be personalized with your name or company logo while featuring a 24-hour global concierge service focused on “accessing the inaccessible”.
Donald Edge has created with French company Chambord a Â£2 million bottle of their liqueur to celebrate the new stage version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The iconic Chambord Royal orb bottle, hand-wrought from 18 carat yellow gold, will be encrusted with the finest round pearls, over 1,100 exquisitely cut round and pear shaped diamonds, and a square cut emerald diamond.
This expensive but magnificent, sparkling bottle will be launched at London Fashion Week on September 22.
In 2005, a British jeweller made the world’s most expensive tea bag to celebrate the 75th birthday of PG Tips.
The bag was studded with 280 diamonds and worth Â£7,500.
Pete Harbour, spokesman for PG Tips said: “As it’s our 75th birthday, we wanted to do something special to remind people just how much they love the great British cup of tea.”
The latest addition to the million-dollar watch club is Hublot’s limited-edition Black Caviar Bang based on their highly acclaimed Big Bang model.
It features an 18k white gold case and a clasp that features hundreds of precision-cut black diamonds.
The watch’s total of 34.5 carats is made up of 322 diamonds on the case, 179 on the bezel and another 30 on the clasp.
A giant gem will hit the auction block in New York this autumn with the sale of the 32-carat emerald-cut Annenberg diamond, which is expected to fetch as much at $5 million.
The flawless ring-mounted diamond, owned by philanthropist Lee Annenberg, widow of publishing magnate Walter Annenberg, leads the auction house’s magnificent jewels sale on October 21.
“Gems of this size are extremely rare, and their presence on the market is always an important event in the world of diamonds,” said Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s head of jewelry.
The venerable Parisian luxury goods firm of S.T. Dupont has come out with the world’s most expensive lighter priced at $79,000.
The Ligne 2 Champagne lighter, part of Dupont’s Prestige Collection, is made of solid 18-carat white gold embellished with 468 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Also available is a matching fountain pen also in solid 18-carat white gold with rhodium finished trims and 502 brilliant-cut diamonds for $74,000.
This summer, upscale diamond jeweler Piaget is releasing a decadent collection that includes their signature watches, diamond necklaces, and rings.
The Limelight Paradise Collection has a cocktail theme that features, naturally, cocktail rings.
These cocktail rings differ from the classic work that Piaget has done in the past, in that the rings are designed to actually look like thirst-quenching alcoholic beverages.
Luxury Designer Alexander Amosu launches a series of exclusive bespoke shirts made from the finest cotton in the world.
Each bespoke shirt comes as standard with silver buttons with the option of having the buttons in gold, platinum or diamond encrusted (diamond comes in various colours)
Ranging from Â£400 ($650) to Â£25,000 ($40,000), these shirts will definitely complement the worldâ€™s most expensive suit from Alexander Amosu.
This is not the first time that Mervis Diamond Importers, a jewelry chain in Washington DC, is offering the irresistible combination of cake and diamonds.
We told you about their previous offering of a cupcake with diamonds, now the companyâ€™s latest offering is a chocolate dessert designed with a diamond stud, reportedly a real one.
The dessert is made of chocolate, topped with a blackberry that holds a 2 carat ascher cut diamond and costs $18,000.
Here is a look at the new collection from Alacria Royal that was designed by Carl F. Bucherer.
The watches have diamonds and either traditional blue sapphires, orange sapphires, emeralds, or rubies.
The cases are in 18k white gold, and delicately reverse tonneau shaped with pretty linked bracelets.
The world’s most expensive pen has finally gone on sale… for $1,470,000.
As we reported in February, the Aurora Diamante contains over 30 carats of De Beers diamonds on a solid platinum barrel.
It has a two-tone, rhodium-treated, 18KT solid gold nib and is personalized with a coat of arms, signature or portrait.
Modeled by actress Alicia Witt at Christie’s in London, Chapeau d’Amour—the “hat of love”—was created by celebrity couture designer Louis Mariette in 2004.
Made of woven platinum and covered in stunning diamonds, the hat was inspired by ivy and bluebells.
Valued at $2.7 million, The Chapeau d‘Amour, is currently the most expensive hat ever created.
French jeweler Mauboussin gave away 5,000 tiny diamonds as part of a promotion in Tokyo on Monday. The tiny diamonds were 0.1 carat diamonds worth about $50.
Mauboussin’s flagship Japan store opened in Ginza, one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in Japan, in February.
But the store had often been empty because its name, though associated with international celebrities, isn’t widely recognized among Japanese.
If the regular iPhone cases just donâ€™t do it for you, then maybe you should check out this new iPhone case from GnG.
This case contains 140 grams of 18-carat gold as well as 200 diamonds and a logo which features 400 extra diamonds on itâ€™s own. The logo can further be customized.
The shell is thin and only 1mm inside with a special high-tech carbon fiber inlay for high dimensional stability and security.