Russiaâ€™s richest man, Mikhail Prokhorov, has moved his official address from Moscow to the remote town of Yeruda in Siberiaâ€™s Krasnoyarsk region.
A move that will see his tax contribution go to the local budget, regional authorities said.
The village of Yeruda has the largest gold field in the Kranoyarsk Territory, operated by Polyus Gold, controlled by Prokhorov, who reached the top of Russia’s rich list earlier this year with net wealth of $9.5 billion.
A German asset management company plans to set up 500 Gold-to-Go ATMs in Germany, Switzerland and Austria this year.
A gold-dispensing automatic teller machine (ATM) was on display at Frankfurt’s main railway station for a one-day marketing test this week.
A one-gram piece of gold, the size of a child’s little fingernail and about as thin, cost US$42.25-a 30% premium to the spot market price.
Italyâ€™s largest mattress manufacturer, Magniflex, has created a uber luxurious mattress incorporating 22 carat gold and retailing for $24,000 with a matching pillow that retails for $1000 each.
â€œEach piece is thermo-regulating, anti-bacterial, odor-proof, and anti-stress, and is customized to fit the comfort levels of the consumer.
By adjusting the five-zoned memory foam construction as needed, each person can have a rich and restful sleep.
Reports Thursday said that for six years a woman used a purse with a false bottom to steal tiny amounts of gold from the New York jewelry manufacturer where she was a vault manager.
By the time she was caught, reported the Daily News and New York Post, she’d amassed 500 pounds (227 kilos), equivalent to almost 31 gold bars.
She needed a suitcase and a couple dozen buckets to return the loot to her employers, the newspapers reported. Via AFP
Department store Selfridges is encouraging shoppers to buy their extremely expensive £1,000 ($1,500) Easter eggs in the hope they will gain value.
How? Because each of these exorbitantly priced eggs will contain a gold coin which the store considers to be of good investment value.
A Selfridges spokesman said: â€œAccording to the financial institution Swiss bank UBS, demand for gold will double this year compared to 2007â€
Have you ever seen a gold Bugatti Veyron?
These pictures of the exclusive model come from Dubai and shows its stunning design with the opulence of the gold colour in three various tonalities.
Only two months after announcing the first handsets from its Avantgarde Skeleton Collection, Gresso has now unveiled the Skeleton Gold phone.
Not too different from the Avantgarde Skeleton, the Gresso Skeleton Gold is, obviously, dressed in more gold.
Its 23 functional keys are “executed of 18k gold”, while its QVGA screen is protected by hand-polished 42k sapphire glass, which is inspired by complicated swiss skeleton watches.
Here is a Rucksack that will match every luxury loving billionaireâ€™s lifestyle: the much anticipated gold rucksack from the Billionaire Boys Club S/S 2009 Collection has been released.
Very similar in style to the original Louis Vuitton rucksack, the backpack features the brands diamond/dollar monogram pattern all-over.
Only four of these are available for $1,650. The bag also comes with a â€œDollars & Diamondsâ€ dust bag version as well.
For 2009 Valentineâ€™s Day, Rock Candy, a Hong Kongâ€™s multi-discipline brand name specializing in fashion jewelery, has presented a lovely collection full of color, imagination and originality.
Using the finest of materials, Rock Candy creates glamour and chic pendants, like sweet Mr. Robbotto, his 18k gold iconic dolly with sapphires and diamonds, a jewel for play and remember childhood, in a funny mood.
Bongio has brought an intriguing and fresh twist to their gorgeous Murano Glass faucet collection with the new Soffi Gold Fever Edition.
A dash of subtle color and a glimmer of gold make the unusual Murano glass faucets even more covetable. Source: Trendir.
This gold inlaid State carriage might be the one to receive the honor of taking Prince William and Prince Harry to their weddings.
The state coach Britannia will be only the second carriage to join the Royal Family in the last 100 years.
The Â£620,000 carriage is a gift for the Queen from Australia whose new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a Republican, wants a referendum on the monarchy.
Taking its inspiration from the shingles water has polished over time, the Golden Stones collection by Brazilian jeweller H. Stern borrows their rounded, organic shapes.
Wearing these jewels is like adorning oneself with a necklace or a bracelet of pebbles carefully picked on a riverbed.
The collection is made of eighteen karat yellow gold which has been finished to give it a texture similar to stone.
At SIHH 2009, Cartier will present an exceptional haute horlogerie complication within the iconic form of its Tank Americaine watch.
The Cartier Tank Americaine Tourbillon Volant watch is animated by the hand-wound Calibre 9452 MC, Cartier’s first in-house tourbillon caliber.
The movement comprises 19 jewels and 142 spinning, moving and rotating parts beeping at 21,600 bph and providing a 50 hours power reserve.
For those who settle for nothing but the best, this diamond cup and saucer by Berlin-based porcelain manufacturers KPM will appeal to you.
The cup and saucer set has a base of fine porcelain that’s accented with 24 karat gold, blue cobalt, and diamonds.
The price of this stunning limited edition coffee cup with Grecian style handle is â‚¬30,000 ($41,000).
Goldstrikerâ€™s latest project is this 24ct Gold iphone 3G that now has an all rear shell, side command buttons and front bezel skillfully struck with 24ct gold. The handset is certainly a must have for all those big spenders and we are talking â€œBIGâ€ with a price of Â£1,595 ($3,000).
The 24ct Gold iPhone 3G comes totally unlocked for all networks worldwide and boasts a nice 16GB of storage and the latest firmware. Available now from goldstriker.co.uk
The most expensive Rubik’s Cube was the Masterpiece Cube, produced by Diamond Cutters International in 1995 for the 15th anniversary of the Rubikâ€™s Cube and made with 185 carats of precious gems.
The actual-size, fully functional cube features 22.5 karats of amethyst, 34 karats of rubies, and 34 karats of emeralds, all set in 18-karat gold.
The worldâ€™s most expensive Rubikâ€™s Cube is estimated to be worth $1.5 million.
Peter Aloisson has decked out the Nokia E51, and there are two models available: the Nokia E51 â€œBlossoms of the Eightâ€ and the Nokia E51 â€œTerezzoâ€.
The Blossoms of the Eight (pictured below) is made of solid 18-carat yellow gold. It is hand engraved with a design of lotus blossoms and the lucky number â€œ8.â€
On the other hand, the Nokia E51 â€œTerezzoâ€ (above) is made of solid 18 carat yellow gold. The handset is encrusted with a variety of individually hand cut citrines, amethysts and/or tourmalines. Each gem is being specially hand cut and polished to fit the design of this fantastic piece.
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.
Make your every meal luxury! A Japanese jeweler is selling a 13-piece tableware set made entirely of pure gold for $1 million.
The set by Ginza Tanaka includes goblets, plates, chopsticks and cutlery, each engraved with a dragon, which symbolizes eternal youth and health. The items are available as single purchases, with spoons priced at 650,000 yen each and soup bowls going for 32 million yen.
The company said the tableware was aimed to appeal to Chinese customers. China’s increasing ranks of newly rich are buoying the luxury market despite the global economic slowdown.
Gold CuvÃ©e is a sparkling wine with real, edible 22 carat gold flakes! Yes, it has real, edible gold flakes and itâ€™s really bubbly so ideal for Christmas or bringing in the New Year!
Produced from pinot grapes, this wine and gold combination is a rare find worldwideâ€¦and it is an ideal stocking filler. So, why not join those before you, and develop a taste for gold!
You will find Gold Cuvee at the VOM FASS concessions in Selfridges.