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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Napoleon and Josephine’s Engagement Ring Auction Sale Smashes Expectations

Napoleons RingNapoleon`s engagement ring went to auction to be timed to coincide with the 250th anniversary of Josephina’s birthday. It fetched a hefty $949,000 (€730,000) so that after commission and fees the total was $1.17 million! Almost 50 times the original $20,000 estimate! The winning bidder remains anonymous.

Osenat auction house described the the 18th century ring as a “simple” gold band decorated with (more…)

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Russia’s Great Imperial Crown Recreated

CrownThe great imperial crown has been the symbol of power for Russian rulers for more than two centuries and is one of the country’s most admired jewels. Made of fine silver set with 4,936 diamonds totalling 2,858 carats and set with a world record size spinel atop the crown, it is not only a national Russian treasure but also an important world artifact. Jewelers from Smolensk sought to recreate the crown (more…)

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T’is the Season for Red Diamonds

Red DiamondRed diamonds are undeniably the rarest and most valuable of all fancy coloured diamonds. Scientists have not established what causes their color adding to the mystery and allure of the stones. Enhanced red diamonds can easily be distinguished from natural ones due to their blackish overtones as well as their lack of graining and unusual absorption patterns. Less than 20 stones in the world have been (more…)

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Sotheby’s Auctions off Jewels from Legendary Lauders

EvelynJewellery from the collections of beauty moguls Estee Lauder and her daughter-in-law, Evelyn Lauder will be featured at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction on December 5. The proceeds from the auction are projected to exceed $13 million and will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an organization founded by Evelyn in 1993. Evelyn also is credited with creating the well-known pink ribbon symbol (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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Emerald by Day, Ruby by Night

AlexandriteThis colour changing chrysoberyl was first discovered in 1834 in Russia. This was around the same time that the Russian Tsar Alexander II was in power and therefore it was given the name Alexandrite. It is an extremely rare gemstone and is therefore not often found in jewelry. This gemstone is not fascinating at first, but once you have seen it in the light it has a unique beauty.

Alexandrite is (more…)

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