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iphone 5 black diamond

The world’s most expensive iPhone 5

iPhone Black Diamond

British luxury designer Stuart Hughes has created a £10 million ($15 million), solid-gold bodied, diamond-encrusted iPhone 5. The phone, which underneath its special shell, is no different from any iPhone in terms of hardware components, was commissioned by an unnamed Chinese businessman.

Called the Black Diamond because it features a 24-ct black diamond where the home key should be; it also has a solid gold chassis. If that wasn’t enough, it is decorated with what Hughes says are 600 flawless white diamonds set in gold on the back panel, while the Apple logo, now in solid gold takes on a three-dimensional quality and has also been enhanced by the addition of a further 53 diamonds.

One other notable difference, and one that could soon become a reality on all smartphones, is the use of sapphire glass rather than the standard Gorilla Glass to cover the iPhone’s display.

Sapphire glass is used to create body armor and only a diamond is stronger or more resistant. However, at current prices, a sheet of such glass costs 10 times more than Gorilla Glass.

Although this was a commission, Hughes is more than happy to produce another Black Diamond, if a consumer has £10 million to spare.

Jaegar LeCoultre A Rose for Emergency watch

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso: A Rose for Emergency

Jaeger-LeCoultre: A Rose for Emergency watch

On the occasion of the 69th Venice Film Festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre is pursuing its partnership with “Emergency”, by supporting a maternity hospital in Afghanistan.

Actress Cristiana Capotondi and other celebrities have lent their support to this highly worthwhile, holding a rose and wearing a Reverso watch engraved with a rose – the flower chosen to symbolise this initiative.
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Cannes Film Festival 2012 poster

Who will wear Chopard’s Monroe necklace?

Cannes Film Festival 2012 poster

Following the announcement that Marilyn Monroe is the icon of the upcoming 65th Cannes Film Festival, event sponsor Chopard has designed a one-off creation to be worn by one lucky celebrity — whose identity won’t be unveiled until May 16.

The late Hollywood actress famously sung about diamonds being a girl’s best friend, so for this year a necklace of heart-shaped diamonds and briolettes designed by Chopard’s co-president Caroline Scheufele will be revealed.
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Hublot 5-million-dollar watch

The Hublot 5 Million Dollar Diamond Watch

Hublot 5-million-dollar watch

The world’s biggest watch event opens to the public Thursday in Basel, Switzerland, on the back of a bumper year thanks to Asian demand for luxury timepieces.

Hublot, a subsidiary of French luxury goods group LVMH, will use the high-profile event to unveil “The $5 million” a watch comprising no less than 1,282 diamonds.

“This is the most precious watch ever created by Hublot and its long-standing partner, Atelier Bunter in Geneva,” said Hublot.
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World’s Most Expensive T-shirt

most expensive t-shirt

A United Kingdom-based company called Superlative Luxury has created an eco-friendly t-shirt priced at $400,000.

The t-shirt is made of 100% organic cotton and the manufacturing process uses only renewable energy, such as wind and solar, reducing the carbon footprint by 90%.

The t-shirt features a spherical pattern created from 16 one-carat diamonds; half of which are white diamonds and the other half are enhanced rare black diamonds.
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Most expensive Business card

The world’s most expensive business card

Most expensive Business card

Black Astrum today launch the Signature Card range of bespoke diamond encrusted business cards, targeting ultra high net worth individuals across the world.

A full set of cards can contain in excess of 30 carats. The average selling price per card is around the £1000 mark, sold in sets of 25, 50 and 100 cards.

“The Signature Card allows our members to express themselves in a truly unique way” said Sufian Khawaja, Black Astrum’s concept director.
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Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2012

Blancpain Saint-Valentin Chronograph 2012

Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2012

Faithful to its annual rendezvous, Blancpain once again presents an exclusive creation for Valentine’s Day, the Saint-Valentin Chronograph 2012 .

This limited series of 14 watches, each set with 2.95 carats of precious stones, offers a fresh take on the refined aesthetics of the Blancpain Women collection.

With its diamond-set bezel and lugs, caseband set with four diamonds and a heart-shaped ruby, crown adorned with a diamond and pushpieces covered with cabochon-cut rubies, the white gold case sparkles with dazzling splendour.
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Tsarevna Swan ring diamonds

Record Number of Diamonds Set in One Ring

Tsarevna Swan ring diamonds

The Lobortas Classic Jewelry House of Kiev, Ukraine has entered the record books by setting 2,525 diamonds in one ring.

The “Tsarevna Swan” ring was presented and measured in Kiev on July 21, 2011, the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed.

The diamonds range from 0.001-0.05 carats with a total weight of 10.48 carats. All of the diamonds are of G color and range from VVS2 to VS1 in clarity.
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Ralph Lauren Slim Classique 2012

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Watch

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique 2012

For 2012, Ralph Lauren presents two new interpretations in its Slim Classique collection, featuring the luxuriously embellished cases.

The first model places a single row of brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel, set off by a glossy black frame that emphasizes the rectilinear form of the watch.

On the second watch, two rows of diamonds make the bezel sparkle. Diamonds have also been set into the lugs, and a single rosecut diamond adorns the crown.
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Sun-Drop diamond

Yellow Sun-Drop diamond sells for $11 million

Sun-Drop diamond

A 110-carat yellow jewel called the Sun Drop Diamond, thought the biggest of its kind in the world, sold for a record 10 million francs ($10.9 million) at auction in Geneva.

The gem was discovered in South Africa in 2010 and wowed visitors to London’s Natural History Museum where it was displayed earlier this year.

“It’s an absolute record for a yellow diamond,” Sotheby’s David Bennett told journalists after the sale. “It is a spectacular, unique stone.”
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TAG Heuer Link Smartphone

Tag Heuer Link White Lizard Smartphone

TAG Heuer Link Smartphone

This Tag Heuer Link Smartphone has a white lizard leather cover with 1007 diamonds, totaling 2.53 carats, placed around a stainless steel body.

974 brilliant cut diamonds adorn the front housing, sides, back cover and crown. A white mother-of-pearl plate on the back is graced with a further 33 diamonds.

Finest white lizard skin and mirror-polished 316L stainless steel reinforce the dazzling clarity of these stones.
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Hublot Big Bang diamonds

Hublot $5 Million Big Bang Watch

Hublot Big Bang diamonds

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot has created a $5 million diamond-encrusted ladies’ watch and plans to unveil it next year, Bloomberg reports.

The watch contains as many as 300 carats of polished diamonds, and is more expensive by $2 million than the Big Bang diamond watch model sold this year.

“Women are buying more than men, women are buying more often than men and women are very influential over men, so you have three good reasons to work on this population,” Chief Executive Officer Jean-Claude Biver said in an interview.
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diamond planet

A Planet Made of Diamond

diamond planet

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.
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D'Amalfi Limoncello Supreme

The world’s most expensive Liquor

 

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.
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emerald and diamond tiara

World’s most expensive tiara

emerald and diamond tiara

A dazzling tiara featuring emeralds believed to have belonged to Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, sold for a record 11.28 million Swiss francs ($12.80 million) to an anonymous buyer at Sotheby’s.

The diamond and emerald tiara was commissioned by German prince Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck’s for his second wife Katharina.

It was top lot at a sale that netted 78.9 million Swiss francs, third highest for a jewellery sale, the auction house said.
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