A bank in Kazakhstan, an oil-rich Caspian nation, has unveiled a new VISA card encrusted with a shiny 0.02 carat diamond and laced with an elaborate gold pattern.
“It’s (designed) for a private club of VIP clients,” said Dmitry Nikolin, executive director of Kazakhstan’s mid-size Eurasian Bank which released the card on Tuesday.
The card will be issued for clients with an annual income of at least $300,000, targeting a thin layer of affluent consumers in a vast nation where the average monthly wage is about $500. The diamond-encrusted credit card will be offered to clients beyond Kazakhstan as well. Via Reuters
Want a piece of jewelry that will turn heads?
Beverly Hills-based Master Jeweler Vin Lee has created the first-ever tennis earring, a revolutionary design that lines up 4, 6, 8 or 10 matching diamonds, rubies or emeralds in a row to create a stunner for the ear reminiscent of the tennis bracelet.
The perfect gift for a lady. Starting price $999 depending on quality and size of stones.
Got $30,000 to spend on a mobile phone ? Amosu luxury is now creating the new 3G diamond iphone in whatever colour diamond you want, and to match they will do the back in the same coulour.
So all you ladies who want a 3G Iphone with pink diamonds can now have the back in pink or any colour you want : )
Renowned for their creativity and innovative design, Swiss watchmaker Angular Momentum offer timepieces that are individual works of art.
One of the amazing collections from Angular Momentum is the Sculpture Collection which features hand sculptured timepieces in silver, gold and platinum.
The watch above is entitled the Oriental Blossom Time Cushion and is hand sculptured and engraved using 18 karat gold. All over the watch, 100 full cut diamonds add an amazing sparkle and a pear shaped padparadscha sitting proudly in the middle pointing at the digital time display.
Christieâ€™s on Wednesday sold an extremely rare, 17th century fancy deep grayish-blue diamond for $24.3 million, a world record price for any diamond or jewelry sold at auction in London.
The 35.56-ct. Wittelsbach diamond was once owned by King Philip IV of Spain, who purchased for his daughter, Margarita Teresa, for her engagement to Leopold I of Austria in 1664. It was mined in India and owned by the same private collector since 1964.
The price for Wittelsbach topped the previous record of $16.5 million for a 100ct diamond in 1995 in Geneva.
With its latest collection, De Beers taps into the myth of a diamond-studded valley ringed by flames.
Enter the Valley of Diamonds collection, a 13-piece lineup of rings, necklaces and a single pair of earrings inspired by an ancient myth of the same name.
The origins of the tale varyâ€”the Chinese, Indians and Persians all had their versions, some dating as far back as the eighth centuryâ€”but the premise is invariably the same: an impossible-to-reach valley richly covered in diamonds.
And the obstacles for the protagonists are always plentiful. As if menacing surrounding mountains arenâ€™t enough, the area is also ringed with walls of fire and inhabited by dangerous snakes whose gaze can strike a man dead, natch.
Police are hunting for thieves behind the biggest jewellery heist ever in France when they made off with diamonds and other valuables worth up to â‚¬80 million (102 million dollars) from a luxury boutique in Paris.
The three armed robbers burst into the Harry Winston jewellers on the exclusive Avenue Montaigne in the centre of the French capital yesterday. They made off with almost all the valuables in the shop.
The value of the diamonds and other precious stones and metals taken was first placed at â‚¬50 million by French police, before being revised to â‚¬80 million.
Goldstriker has introduced three new precious stone-bezeled iPhone 3Gs.
Available in black and white diamonds, ruby and white diamond, or white diamonds, each is a 16GB model and fully unlocked.
The three new models are available now and sell for £3,595 ($5,350), £3,095 ($4,600), and £4,095 ($6,100), respectively.
While most of the automotive companies are focused on the crisis the auto industry is facing today, Amosu Luxury is into something new for those who really love luxury at its best no matter what.
This luxury customization company, known for customizing such items as cellular phones, cameras, and phone and ipod cases and incorporating them with diamonds and gold, has shifted its focus to doing such customization to the Lamborghini key fob.
Amosu decorated it with 183 little diamonds for a total of 2.02 carats, focused on detailing the Lamborghini logo. The diamond-studded key is priced at Â£7,000 (approximately $10,500). Just play with it in your hands and see how every body begins to see green !
Other than Lamborghini, Amosu Luxury has also produced similar items for Mercedes Benz, Ferrari and Bentley.
A Baton Rouge, LA woman visiting Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro found an apparently flawless 2.09-carat white diamond the size of a tooth.
Rhonda Bankston reportedly says she found out about the park’s surface diamond prospecting on a show about finding cash and treasure. She was into her second day of prospecting by surface searching over a newly plowed field with friends when she spotted the gem.
The park is located on the eroded surface of the world’s eighth largest diamond-bearing deposit and visitors pay a fee to surface search there.
Last week, at the Seibu Department Store in Tokyo, Tomy Toys, a toy company from Japan unveiled a diamond doll.
The specially produced doll with the name “Licca–chan” (The Licca-chan doll is a widely popular Japanese version of the Barbie doll) comes clad in a tiara and gown studded with 881 diamonds, a total of 51.4 karat.
This diamond doll was part of an exhibition called “Girlish Culture” geared toward what they describe as, “happy adult by fashion”.
Cate Adair, the Emmy-nominated and award-winning costume designer for Desperate Housewives, has collaborated with Kwiat, the 101-year old luxury jewelry and diamond company, to create the ultimate accessory, the “Platinum Clutch.”
The one-of-a-kind purse, valued at more than $500,000 debut at the Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA) Annual Emmy Awards Red Carpet Jewelry Preview that took place September 18-20, in Beverly Hills.
The bag features genuine pure Platinum design elements set with 60 carats of Kwiat diamonds, in honor of the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Another large diamond has been found at the Letseng mine in Lesotho, a small kingdom in South Africa.
The stone weighs 478 carats and is the 20th largest rough diamond ever found and it may become the largest ever polished round diamond.
Another similar sized rough stone from the same mine was recently valued at $12million. But the clarity and round shape of the new gem mean it could be worth considerably more and in its polished state could sell for tens of millions of dollars.
Graff’s Lesotho Promise necklace was designed from the 603 carat Lesotho Promise diamond stone, the 15th largest rough diamond ever recovered, found in the Letsenf diamond mine in the African country of Lesotho.
It was sold to Graff and its partner polishing company Safdico for $12.36 million in October last year.
Graff who cut the diamond into twenty six smaller diamonds ranging from .52 carats to the impressive 76.41 carat pear shaped at the tip of the necklace.
The world’s most expensive tie was created by designer Satya Paul for the Suashish Diamond group and displayed by Salman Khan at the 2004 Mumbai fashion show â€œCultural Tiesâ€
The expensive tie is studded with 261 diamonds of 77 carat each. It is also studded with 150 grams of gold. Made of pure silk, the tie is estimated to cost a whopping Rs 1 crore (over $220,000).
Goldstriker sent yesterday “exclusive” preview image of their coming soon version of the iPhone 3G to the most influent bloggers.
The 24 carat gold 3G iPhone is expected to launch in July, and will start from $800 for the 8gb gold edition and rise to Â£1,000 ($2,000) for the 24ct gold & diamond edition.
The Apple Logo will house 53 cut bright white diamonds totaling 0,36 carat in weight.
The Daily (Australia) has reported that an Australian jeweler recently unveiled what he says are the world’s most expensive champagne glasses, valued at $400,000 and blinged out with 1700 white and pink diamonds.
Designer John Calleija said five jewellers spent more than three months finishing the two glasses, which were chiselled from huit kilogram blocks of crystal.
Each glass stands 15cm tall, weighs 250g, and together encrusted with 15 carats of white diamonds and six carats of rare argyle pink diamonds. They are finished with platinum 18 carat white and rose gold.
Mr Calleija said he was experimenting with his designs when he came up with the idea, but it just as easily could have been a pair of diamond-encrusted chopsticks.
These $2 Million dollar Shoes from Stuart Weitzman were unveiled at Le Vian party in Las Vegas last week. The silver leather heels feature over 185 carats of tanzanite and 28 carats of diamonds.
The front strap features a slim strap of diamonds but the heavy gemstones are designed to curve around the ankle with a 16 carat pear-shaped tanzanite drop surrounded by diamonds that dangles down over the top of the foot.
The shoes are balanced with a delicate diamond front strap that perfectly complements Stuart Weitzmanâ€™s timeless, elegant shoe design.
An employee and a sales clerk of Takashimaya Department Store introduce a bouquet made of jewelry in Osaka on May 23, 2008.
The 1.5 million dollars bouquet consists of a 11.5-carat yellow diamond ring, seven yellow gold diamond brooches and 46 Mexican opal brooches with silver leaves, stalks and base.
A blue diamond of 13.39 cts. became the most important color diamond sold at auction anywhere in the world during the past 10 years, according to Christie’s.
Offered at auction house’s in Geneva location on Wednesday, it achieved a world record price of $8.9 million.
“This impressive result is due to the scarcity of colored diamonds on the market, and to the great demand from collectors around the world for exceptional artworks and jewels that is currently dominating the auction world,” said FranÃ§ois Curiel, chairman of Christie’s Europe. Via JCK