Japanese Jeweler Creates Gold Godzilla Statue Worth $1.5M for 60th Anniversary

gold godzillaIt has been 60 years since one of the most recognizable movie monsters hit the big screen, and a Japanese jeweler has chosen to commemorate the anniversary of Godzilla in a big way.

To honor the “king of monsters”, fine jeweler Ginza Tanaka has created a replica made of 24-karat gold worth over $1.5 million. At just over 23cm tall, it weighs an almost surprising 15 kilos – until you realize that (more…)

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One of Seven “Lost” Imperial Faberge Eggs Found at Flea Market

faberge eggOne man’s trash turned out to be Russia’s priceless treasure.

An unidentified man made the deal of a lifetime when he picked up a genuine Faberge egg at a flea market in a small town in the U.S. Midwest for $14,000.

During one of his routine trips to the local flea market, he spied a small golden ornament on a vendor’s overcrowded table. It was barely three inches long, with an elaborately designed (more…)

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Ambrosia to Model Victoria’s Floral Fantasy Bra

AmbrosiaVictoria’s Secret Fashion Show is sure to be red hot this year as supermodel Alessandra Ambrosia will be strutting down the runway in the ‘Floral Fantasy’ bra valued at $2.5 million Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, was created by London Jewelers and is handset with amethysts, rubies, and sapphires as well as white, pink and yellow diamonds. On top of all the bling, the bra is set in 18 karat rose and (more…)

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The Man with the Golden Gun

Gold Nail PolishOPI is releasing its first 18 karat gold nail polish top coat. The nail polish comes in a collectible gold lacquered bottle and is packaged in true Bond style. This shade, currently dubbed as The Man with the Golden Gun, was created as part of the 007 line, set to debut in October in celebration of James Bonds 50th or Golden anniversary. This OPI first has a glitter like consistency with flaky bits (more…)

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Gem-Encrusted Butterflies in LA Museum

ButterflySixteen butterfly brooches are currently being held on display in an exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. Each is lavishly decorated in a combination of semi-precious and precious gemstones and set in 18 karat gold; some included materials are Columbian emeralds, Baja pearls, and garnets.

One notable piece is a brooch that holds 34.67 carats of benitoite, California’s state gemstone. (more…)

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Gold Goddess Earrings

Gold Goddess EarringsThis pair of 14 karat gold drop earrings is remniscent of something straight out a Cleopatra portrait – delicate filigree, but with a bold design that enhances but does not overshadow the wearer’s beauty. It has the rich look of purer gold, without the price increase. The overall design is complete with a small diamond in the center of each earring.

At Secret Sapphire, we carry a few other choice (more…)

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Gold Rings

PriceLet’s first talk about the reasons to buy gold. Right now, it is seen as an attractive, safe investment. Among many physical qualities, gold also holds an important intangible quality – timelessness. For centuries, gold has been prized from the Egyptians to the Aztecs to the Mongols. Even to today, it has held its’ value quite well. Although no longer used as a form of coin currency, it has quadrupled (more…)

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