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A taste of luxury treasure…

If you want to live the experience of a truly unique chocolate, The Royal Collection from Cocoa Gourmet with gold, silver and diamonds will unfailingly captivate your senses and spirit.

A royal treat for eyes too before you pop them one by one to relish the texture of Swiss ganache in your mouth!

Priced at just $1,250, this collection contains 12 masterpieces in all : four 22 carat Gold chocolates, four pure silver chocolates and four sweet Diamond ones.

And no worries It’s actually totally safe when ingested (what a waste!) : both the European Union and United States authorize the use of the precious metals and the diamonds to decorate food products.

This is definitely a gastronomic experience for die-hard chocoholics ! (thanks Jack)

Onassis Jewelry Sale

A diamond necklace that used to belong to Christina Onassis, daughter of Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis, sold at auction on Wednesday for $7.1 million.

The necklace, with a 38-carat pear-shaped diamond, was the highlight of the Onassis jewelery auction at Christie’s in London. It is a reminder of the glamour associated with the Onassis family and a fitting example of the great jewelry and art the Onassis family was known for collecting

Christina Onassis was the only daughter of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who went on to marry JF Kennedy’s widow Jacqueline.
She lived a life of luxury, but there was tragedy too, as she lost both her parents and a brother within the space of two years. Christina died in 1987 of a heart attack. She was just 37 years old.
Her jewelery collection was put on sale by her daughter Athina.

The auction also included the so-called Faberge Buddha which sold for $2.5 million : This was a jade-colored Buddha by Peter Carl Faberge, renowned for creating ornamental eggs for Russia’s imperial family.

$2 Million Diamond Handbag

First unveiled in Tokyo during a fashion show in June 2007, the diamond-encrusted platinum handbag will go on display at jewellery shops around London to mark the inaugural London Jewellery Week which runs from 11-15 June, celebrating the work of established designers as well as new talent.

Valued at £1m ($2 million dollar) and created by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka, the bag has been set with more than 2,182 diamonds totaling 208 carats.

The organisers of the event say the handbag will be available for sale.
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$2 Million Dollar Shoes

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 Weitzman’s timeless, elegant shoe design.
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iDiamond Headphones by Heyerdahl

diamond earphones

The latest addition to luxe tech is the iDiamond Ear: diamond-studded earphone.

Designed by Thomas Heyerdahl of Heyerdahl jewelry, located in Oslo, Norway, these earphones are crafted from 18k white gold or 18k rose gold (total weight is 11.5 grams) and are set with 1.65 carats of handcrafted micropave diamonds (204 individual diamonds) and feature laser engraved details.

Heyerdahl is the same company which created the world’s most expensive iPod called the iDiamond, which was auctioned (March 2008) for a charitable cause in London. The iDiamond was created as one unique and single piece of jewelry.
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Nokia 8800 arte 24ct gold Firefox editon

Release date of the Nokia 8800 arte 24ct gold Firefox editon is 1st of May 2008. Beautifully struck with 24ct gold now has been uniquely enhanced with 40 individually set AAA grade ultra white synthetic diamonds.

Goldstriker’s director Katherine Hughes recently quoted ‘ I have been lucky over the last few years to be involved and witness so many different customisations of mobile phones but this handset seems to stand out from the rest. It is for sure the most sunning to date’.
Exclusive Limited Editon with only 500 to be made – Priced : £899.95

Available from www.goldstriker.co.uk

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Goldstriker Diamond Edition Chess

Goldstriker is here with the Diamond Edition Chess fit for the richest players on earth. To make the black and white squares Goldstriker has used black and white diamonds.

The set including the pieces uses a total of 1,168 grams of 14K gold and 187 grams of silver along with a staggering 9,900 precious stones.

The black and white diamonds have a total weight of 186.98 carats. So if you want to indulge in a game of chess at your beachfront villa then the Goldstriker Diamond Edition Chess set is all yours for $ 100,000. Via luxurylaunches

$1.3 Million Diamond Jeans

What do £640,000 (US $1.3 milliom) jeans look like? Well, Secret Circus Clothing made a pair, and its back pockets were crusted in diamonds
Designed only for the very obscenely rich, this pair of denim actually has 15 shimmering diamonds on the right back pocket. Irma Matulionyte has designed this stunner which has one marquise cut diamond, two round cut diamonds, a princess cut, a pear cut and ten single carat diamonds.

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Diamonds made from baby hair


New Age Diamonds, a Russian company specializing in the production of gem-quality synthetic diamonds, has entered the Japanese market with a new product called the “Heart-In Baby Diamond” — a synthetic diamond made from the hair of newborn babies.

The Heart-In Baby Diamond is the latest addition to the company’s “Your Personal Diamond” (YPD) line of commemorative diamonds, which are custom-made from the hair or fur of your favorite person or pet, living or departed.

Heart-In Baby Diamond prices range from 403,000 yen (US$3,500) for a 0.2-carat canary yellow diamond to 1,934,000 yen (US$17,000) for a 0.8-carat chameleon red diamond.

As Japan’s population begins to shrink, newborn babies become all the more precious and each birth is a greater cause for celebration. In addition, fewer mouths to feed results in increased amounts of disposable household wealth. New Age Diamonds appears to be capitalizing on these two factors by offering proud new parents an innovative and luxurious way to bestow gratitude on their blessed offspring.

11 Most Expensive things you’ll never need

1/ Pay $1,500,000 for a Box of Chocolates

Le Chocolat features a selection of Lake Forest Confections gourmet chocolates, selected by the confectioners master candy maker, as well as an arrangement of magnificent jewelry from Simon’s personal jewelry and gemstone vault. The price tag is $1,500,000. The jewelry that comes along with the box of chocolates includes a “priceless” collection of natural yellow and blue diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires from Simons Jewelers.

2/ Pay $1.3 Million for a Cell Phone

Designed by Peter Aloisson, the Diamond Crypto Smartphone is made out of platinum and rose gold. It has over 80 diamonds on it. There are 50 diamonds going up and down the sides (10 are blue diamonds), the navigation key has 28 diamonds surrounding it and the navigation button is actually a 1/2 carat diamond. The buttons on the sides are suppose to be diamonds too. It costs $1.3 million, so that phone better work!

3/ Pay $163,000 for Hello Kitty


Who doesn’t love Hello Kitty? Sanrio came out with a platinum Hello Kitty. Its W3.8xH5.6cm and weighs 590g. The miniature Hello Kitty comes with seven hair ribbons made of gems including diamond, ruby, pink sapphire, amethyst and blue topaz. The figurine comes with a price tag of ¥18,9-million — ($163,000 US) a record high in Hello Kitty’s extensive line-up. Only one set is available, which went on sale on December 2006 at the Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo.

4/ Pay $1,000 for a Pizza


The world’s most expensive pizza was made by Nino’s Bellissima Pizza (located in New York City). The 12-inch pizza is topped with creme fraiche, chives, eight ounces of four different kinds of Petrossian caviar, four ounces of thinly sliced Maine lobster tail, salmon roe, and a little bit of wasabi to complement all the fish. The pizza is cut into eight… that is a mere $125 for each serving.

5/ Pay $1.63 Million for a Purse



On June 14, 2007, Ginza Tanaka showcased this diamond platinum bag at a fashion show in Tokyo. The handbag is shaped out of pure platinum and studded with 2,182 diamonds totaling 208 carats. The handbag has a brilliant price tag of $1.63 million.

6/ Pay $225,000 for Tequila


Can you imagine spending $225,000 on a beverage? On July 20, 2006, Tequila Ley .925 sold a single Platinum and White Gold tequila bottle for $225,000 to a private collector in Mexico City, Mexico. The liquor was made out of 100% blue Agave liquid and was aged for six years. The company won the Guinness Book of World Records title for the most expensive bottle of liquor sold in the world. For those of us who can’t afford the Platinum bottle, the company also sells the Gold and Platinum bottle for $150,000 and the Silver & Gold bottle for $25,000.

7/ Pay $68,000 for a Cricket Ball


This diamond studded cricket ball was presented to the Best Indian and Best International players at the 2007 Cricket World Cup tournament. The diamond cricket ball was created by Gitanjali Gems Limited. Each diamond ball is studded with 5,728 pieces of diamonds with a worth of approximately $68,500.

8/ Pay $130,000 for a TV


Yes, instead of buying a new house, a few cars, or feeding a starving country… buy this TV. The Yalos Diamond LCD TV costs $130,000, but its really worth it. You see, the LCD TV is plated in white gold and encrusted with 20 carats worth of diamonds. A TV encrusted with diamonds… just what the world need it.

9/ Pay $14,000 for a Tea Bag


PG Tips is a British company that makes tea. Boodles jewelers (an exclusive jeweller based in the UK) made a diamond teabag to celebrate PG Tips 75th birthday. The tea bag was hand-crafted using 280 diamonds. The tea bag is valued at around $14,000.

10/ Pay $41,000 for a Toy

Japan’s Ginza Tanaka Jewelers and toymaker Bandai Co. unveiled a miniature version of Japan’s famous animated robot character – “Gundam.” Gundum is one of the longest running Japense animation series. The figurine weighs in at 1,400 grams (45oz) and stands 13cm (5″) tall. He is made of pure platinum which explains its name “Gundam Fixed Platinum.” At today’s prices, melted down, he would go for $41,468!

11/ Pay $225,000 for a Parking Spot


Well, this one you might actually need if you live in Manhattan, but for $225,000 you better get yourself a FERRARI and live elsewhere! ABC.com reports “…. in space-starved Manhattan, a parking space is considered prime real estate. There’s actually a waiting list for the $225,000 spot.” People who don’t even own cars are buying parking spaces as investments to flip.

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IceLink Floating Diamonds Watch

IceLink is showing off a new version of their bling-laden six-time zone watch at Baselworld. The watch has a the same basic style as previous models, in an 18K pink or white gold case with six carats of diamonds spread out over the face.
This one has a high fidget factor. There are diamonds in the middle left tank that float in a mysterious liquid known as IceFuel. The bottom left tank features the gold IceLink lion in a calendar feature. The rest of the tanks feature four different time zones (three are labeled, New York, Tokyo and Moscow) in different styles.
The dial is mother of pearl and the band is black crocodile. While the floating flurry of diamonds is cool to look, I think it would be hard to respect someone I met who was wearing this watch. It makes a distinctive statement, I’m just not sure it is a statement most people want to make. It sells for $54,500.

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Diamond iPhone Case

Introducing the world’s first diamond iPhone case…

The Case-mate Diamond Case is handcrafted with 42 diamonds (3.5 carats) set in 18K gold, embedded in a rare gold carbon fiber leather case. With VVS1 clarity and H color, these diamonds are superior in quality.

Complete with an 18K gold emblem, the Case-mate Diamond Case is truly a one of a kind.
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Concord C1 High Jewellery

This C1 Chronograph comes in a 44mm white gold case made of 53 elements, standing 16mm tall and set with 184 diamonds. A protective ring in white gold, fixed laterally by 7 self-blocking screws is enhanced by eight decorative elements straddling the bezel.

These bastions protect a 3mm thick sapphire crystal, which literally emerges from the case and displays a ruthenium dial set with 259 diamonds and its distinctive Concord seconds disk.

Movement is an automatic ETA Valgranges caliber with a 48-hour power reserve and certification as a chronometer by COSC.
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The Top 10 Most Expensive Toys

Barbie

Diamond Barbie co-designed by De Beers? It comes with a gown sporting 160 diamonds as well white gold miniature jewelry to give the world’s most expensive Barbie doll the world’s most expensive look.

The one-off 40th anniversary Barbie created in 1999 comes with a full figured price tag of $85,000. 1959 Barbie No. 1 in mint condition runs about $8,000

Matchbox Car

Maybe you would like one of the original Matchbox Cars? Well, in that case, it’s a boxy sea-green sedan, the 1966 Opel Diplomat.

A rare few are being offered for sale, but at $9,000, they’re beyond most people’s budgets. If only you’d bought one years ago when they first hit the market. The price back then: 48 cents.

Toy Gun

Would you like the American 6mm Mini-gun for AirSoft? Sorry. However, if you were lucky enough to get one while in production, congratulations.

Nothing came close to the power of these things in a Gatling-type air-gun. Like a school of piranhas, the steel 6mm BB’s could chew little bits of inch-thick reinforced glass until there was nothing left.

And with the 3000 round magazine, this mini-gun blows the Japanese guns right off the playing field. Used, in good condition, with accessories, these M134 guns have sold “Used” for over $9000.

Toy Sewing Machine

Perhaps one of your children is into darning? Well, this particularly unusual toy sewing machine adorned with a clown was auctioned at the ISMACS auction in London, England.

The bidding went quickly to 6,000 pounds and then was down to two strong bidders, neither wanting to give up on the chance of having this toy sewing machine.

The last two bidders were an English industrial sewing machine dealer and a German millionaire.

Teddy Bear

Your children love stuffed bears much like so many around the world, so why not ‘splurge’ and get them one of these:

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Teddy Bear a German company created a limited edition of 125 bears of which the mouth is made of solid gold and the eyes of sapphires and diamonds.

The cost: £43,000.00 making it the world’s most expensive available Teddy Bear. The highest price ever paid for a single one of these Teddy Bears was $193,000.

Toy Soldier

So you have a few boys who just love to wage war with their military action figure. Here we have the the most expensive toy soldier in the world.

It was the creation of Don Levine and was the 1963 G.I. Joe prototype. Levine sold the prototype to Baltimore businessman Stephen A. Geppi on August 7, 2003 during an auction performed by Heritage Comics Auctions of Dallas, Texas.

The prototype was purchased for $200,000. When Levine created his toy soldier, he created it on his ping-pong table. The soldier measured 11 ½ inches tall and had 21 movable parts. Not only did this G.I. Joe have movable parts but he also wore a hand stitched Sergeants uniform.

Ride-On Toy

If you have a kid between the ages of 7 and 15 and want to give them a gift that will make them the instant envy of the neighborhood, then you must check out The Off-Roader. However, if you do not have a limitless bank account, you may have to get a loan just to purchase it.

The cost of this Junior Off Roader is $40,000.

This beauty comes complete with: all weather fiberglass body with a protective frame, dual hydraulic disk brakes, rack and pinion steering, manual emergency brake, full front and rear suspension, front and rear suspension, three speed transmission, radio and CD player with speakers on the side doors.

Oh, and it is also it is also very comfortable with adjustable, upholstered leather seats. They can ride in style at a blistering 30 mph.


PEZ Dispenser

How many times have you gotten one of the thousands of PEZ Dispenser varieties in your stocking on Christmas? Well, if you love them as many collectors do, then the 1982 World’s Fair Astronaut B PEZ Dispenser is for you.

It was on the auction block on eBay and is one of the only two known to have been created. One has a white helmet and green stem. It is believed to have been a prototype to The World’s Fair board.

The PEZ dispenser was never put into production and was received from former PEZ employees as stated by the auction. The winning bid for the world’s most expensive PEZ Dispenser: $32,205.

Hand-Held Video Game

Now that the most popular video game system, the Nintendo Wii, is next to impossible to locate, why not find one for you child in the hand-held variety.

The world’s most expensive Gameboy is made of 18 K gold and the display screen is surrounded by diamonds.

Available through Swiss Supply and created by Aspreys Of London, this little toy will set you back a playful $25,000.

They will, however, toss in a case, the cables, and a few games for you. Thank goodness, that makes it all worth while.

Star Wars Movie Prop

Forget figures this holiday, your little Star Wars fan wants collectible movie memorabilia! So, in that case, get him this: The Darth Vader fighting helmet from The Empire Strikes Back.

It’s only a mere $115,000, and was used extensively throughout the climactic fight sequences in the film.

It was specially created to allow Bob Anderson, the Olympic fencing champion who took over the role of Darth Vader for the fight sequences, clearer vision. Great, now your child can see so much better while battling the Jed.

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$85,000 Diamond Barbie By De Beers

Diamond Barbie De Beers

This is the world’s most expensive Barbie doll, designed by De Beers, is dressed in an evening gown decorated with 160 diamonds and she has complimentary white gold miniature jewelry and accessories.

This Barbie was produced to mark the 40th anniversary in 1999 comes and was retailed at $85,000. Whilst if you think it is a too expensive deal to be done then you can eye 1959 Barbie No. 1 carrying a price tag of $8,000, according to Stew Writer.

Amosu Diamond Encrusted iPhone

According to the designer Amosu, “Each phone is handcrafted to perfection using skilled craftsmanship, all diamonds are recyclable, which means they can be removed from one handset and then recast onto another, meaning the customer’s investment continues to shine!”

Priced to be daring at $40,000… As part of an added benefit of this diamond iPhone, Amosu is offering a complimentary one-year membership to the International Concierge Service which provides its members access to the inaccessible, such as front row fashion show seats & the like.
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The Cutting of the Lesotho Promise


The Lesotho Promise diamond which was bought by diamond dealer Laurence Graff in 2006 has been cut into 26 smaller diamonds varying in size from .52 carats to 76.41 carats each with a D Flawless grade.

The 603-carat stone yielded 223.35 carats

Graff bought the rough stone for $12.36 million and is expecting quite a haul on his investment, he’s looking for a $50 million payday.


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Diamond-encrusted $15,000 USB drive by miiSTOR

Diamond USB drive miiSTORAll the bling thing lovers have another blingy thing to eye on. Adding to your list of bling accessories is diamond-encrusted USB flash drive being offered by miiSTOR.

Dubbed ICE, the glittering USB drive is made of Hallmarked platinum and is hand-set with 456 white diamonds.

Beautifully crafted, tactile, and expressive, the ICE USB drive is available on request only and costs a cool $15,000.
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