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
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.
Swiss watchmaker Hublot has launched a new diamond-covered 18k white gold Big Bang tourbillon watch, which costs a whopping €2 million ($2.8 million).
Hublot Big Bang Watch set in 18 carat gold with a gold Big Bang tourbillion comes studded with as many as 142 carats worth of baguette diamonds, which covers the case, dial, and bracelet.
A total of 637 baguette
diamonds along with one rose cut diamond on the crown dress up this masterpiece.
Geoffrey Parker, London-based maker of the
finest games on the globe, is offering the world’s most expensive poker set for $7.5 million, Justluxe reports.
The bespoke set comes housed in a genuine
alligator skin case finished in any color the client chooses, fitted with 18k white goldcombination locks and hardware.
The case’ suede lining features an 18k gold and
diamond frame holding 384 18k white gold chips, each inlaid on both sides in shagreen (stingray skin).
Luxury phone maker Gresso has unveiled the new iPhone 4 Black Diamonds for Lady, in the case of the 200-year-old African Blackwood, combined with black and white diamonds, platinum and 18K rose gold.
The buttons on the panel feature 2-carats worth of black diamonds and an inside frame made of 18-carat rose gold with white diamonds.
iPhone 4’s back panel has been decked out with black diamonds in 6 carats, in combination with 13 carats of stunning white diamonds.
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.
The House of Mouawad has just unveiled the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, the world’s most
expensive handbag, valued at a staggering $3.8 million.
The most expensive
purse in the world was designed by Robert Mouawad and handcrafted by 10 artisans in over 8,800 hours.
The heart-shaped purse incorporates 18kt gold and 4,517
diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colorless) with a total weight of 381.92 carats.
Rock Royalty, a new Nashville-based luxury design house that manufactures one-of-a-kind, custom guitars, is offering the ultimate in rock star decadence: an $85,000 custom
alligator skin, diamond and sterling silver Fender Telecaster.
Commissioned by a mysterious Chinese client,
Italian styling house Fenice Milano has teamed up with exclusive gadget designers Stuart Hughes to create the 500,000 Euro ‘Fiat 500C La Dolce Vita Gold and Diamonds 200hp’.
The interior of the
Fenice Fiat 500 Convertible Abarth has been decked out with teak inserts, special leather and diamonds.
The console is embellished with a gold framed instrument panel and teak and 24K gold inserts dashboard, whose profiles are hand-shaped by FM’s artisans.
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name is synonymous with quality and elegance, and these Parentesi diamond sunglasses are the epitome of luxury. Bvlgari
The Bulgari sunglasses are embellished with 206 pave diamonds set in 18 carat gold and feature the iconic Parentesi pattern.
Only ten exclusive pairs will made presented in a Bulgari gift box with a unique case.
Mexican distiller Hacienda La Capilla, has unveiled a 1.3 litter tequila bottle called “The Diamond Sterling” on Monday.
The bottle, made of 2.3-kilogram layer of
and over 4,000 platinum totaling 328 carats, is valued at around $3.5 million. diamonds
The bottle, designed by Fernando Altamirano, was seen during an interview with Reuters television in Mexico City.
A diamond-studded saucepan is attracting plenty of interest at Moscow’s top annual
, where a vast array of sparkly bling, fast cars and enormous price tags is on offer. luxury fair
The saucepan has a handle and lid encrusted with 270 diamonds and is decorated with 18-carat gold, brand manager Natalya Oreshkina said.
Made by German cookware brand Fissler, the utensil is not really suitable for cooking, Oreshkina added, shuddering at the idea of putting it in an oven.
“It is for serving food beautifully,” she explained as crowds packed the Manezh exhibition centre in central Moscow on opening night Friday.
The most expensive
in the world, with jewels designed by Australia’s Stefano Caturi, has been sold at Christie’s in New York for $302,500. Barbie commissioned Canturi to create the finger-wide neckpiece and tiny matching ring to promote its new Barbie collection. Mattel
The jewellery set features a necklace made from three carats of white diamonds set around a one carat, square emerald-cut pink diamond.
Jeweller Stefano Canturi also designed the doll’s black strapless party dress, peep-toe stilettos and tumbling blonde hair.
Adriana Lima has debuted the US$2 million
she will wear at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show during an instore appearance. diamond-encrusted bra
Designed in collaboration with
, and containing more than 3,000 jewels, the piece took six craftsmen 1,500 hours of work to complete. Italian jeweller Damiani
Adriana needed a security team just for her bra costs $2 million with its incredible 142 carats of white diamonds, topazes and sapphires.
has created a special exhibition called “The Art of Diamond Jewelry” in the setting of world famous department store, Isetan, in Tokyo. De Beers
Running through July 21st, the exhibit in the city’s Shinjuku shopping district incorporates photography and multimedia, including a first of its kind 3D film about diamonds that is shown on a custom screen and requires no 3D glasses.
The film was created by Holition, a company that markets a 3D virtual reality application allowing customers to “try on”
such as watches. luxury goods
An ambitious chef from the Philippines has created the worldâ€™s most expensive
, wrapped in gold leaves and small African diamonds. sushi
The five pieces of sushi, worth 91,800 pesos ($2,000), was created by chef Araneta Jr. , who said his unusual food artworks are used as gifts in marriage proposals or during courtship.
Described as the “ultimate in luxury fashion” by its designer, Stuart Hughes, the world’s most expensive suit is to go on sale.
Hughes has only made three of the suits, which each took more than 600 hours to produce, in a blend of silk, cashmere wool and diamonds.
The Sun reports that the first suit, a size 41 long, has been sold to a buyer in France. It’s priced at £599,000 ($890,000).
A harmonious and elegant design is featured in the earrings Luci, the Italian for Lights, by the young designer
Two cylinders, one illuminated by a polished surface, the other enriched by sparkling PavÃ© of diamonds, accompanying the sinuous and sensual movements of a woman.
Luci are the simplest, easiest, and most convenient way for woman to make her look more polished.
A dress has gone on sale in Malaysia with a
price tag, $30 million reports. Reuters
The dress is
decorated with 750 diamonds, including a 70 carat pear-shaped stone at the centre of the bodice and a train encrusted with real diamonds.
The designer Faisol Abdullah told Reuters: “Stocks drop, gold is even falling but a diamond is forever. This is a dress with diamonds. Why go backwards, why can’t we go forward? We are going to the fantastic, but it’s real.
You are getting value for money with these diamonds.”
Flame on! This jewelry watch from Vacheron Constantin features
the newest officially recognized diamond shape, the â€œflame cut.â€ The shape, that looks like a small flame, is emphasized in the dial as well as the use of 200 flame cut diamonds all over the watch, 20 on the case, 60 in the dial, and 120 used on the bracelet. The case dressed in white gold and embracing a diamond-set dial, echoes the flame shape of the gems.
A shop in Thailand replaced the sand in an hourglass with diamonds, 10,000 carats of them.
Before you go booking you ticket to Thailand, we should mention that the price tag on the world’s most expensive hourglass is a messy
If you drop and break that one, plenty of people will help you clean up ^_^