The record, in this case, belongs to a pair of silicon pistols sold at Christie's auction. The pistols made in 1775 by Jacob Walster in Saarbrücken belonged to George Washington, who received them as a token of appreciation from Marquis de Lafayette. In 2002, the Richard Mellon Foundation paid almost two million dollars for them at Christie's auction.
Diamond engagement rings are traditionally viewed as the ultimate symbol of a man’s devotion and intent to marry. However, let’s face it: most modern women are anything but traditional. We’ve all come a long way from when the diamond engagement ring was first marketed.
Teilor invites you to discover the splendour of authentic precious stones in its new concept store in the beautiful town of Sofia, in Paradise Center, with an elegant and inovative design, a precious universe made of gold, diamonds and the most beautiful gems. The pieces chosen for the shop window will carry you to a precious universe charged with emotions, femininity and sensuality.
Whether you are going to a New Year’s Eve party, spending a night out with your friends or attending a classy cocktail party, you can’t go wrong with huge earrings or a long pearl necklace that will elevate your whole outfit. However, choosing your everyday jewelry is a different story. A seven strand gemstone necklace might go perfectly with your fabulous maxi dress, but it will be hard to match it with your business outfit. You need to know exactly how to transform a bland pants suit into a stunner with the right accessory without going overboard. Unless you want to waste time every morning trying to figure out how to accessorize like a fashion pro, here are some excellent tips that will teach you how to choose everyday jewelry without making some crucial mistakes.
Got a little extra money to spend and put on your wrist? What are the most expensive men's watches of all time? Check out this guide to find out.
If you’re someone who likes to make a statement whenever you’re putting on a piece of jewelry, then wearing a diamond pendant should be your go-to piece. Also, a diamond pendant is always considered sophisticated and classy.
Everyone knows that diamonds are made from heat and pressure. Like all superior technology, lab-grown diamonds are now able to display the same chemical make-up of Earth-mined diamonds. Science has successfully taken a process that would normally span a billion years beneath the crust of our planet, and can now manufacture real diamonds in just months!
When you are trying to choose the perfect engagement ring you have a lot that you need to keep in mind. Picking a piece of jewelry is a big decision to make at the best of times, but it’s even bigger when it comes to choosing something as important as an engagement ring. This is something you need to think hard about, as it’s such a big decision to make in your life.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But if you are the colourful sort of girl, why restrict yourself plain, old white diamonds. Because other than all the shapes and sizes that diamonds come in, diamonds also occur in various colors. Some of the most popular colours include hues of red, pink, blue and yellow.
When you're little you always dream of your wedding what your rings would look like, diamonds are still a girl's best friend and finding that special ring is a must and so worth the wait. Diamond Rings come in all shapes and sizes, depending on what you're looking for and want there is that perfect ring for you.
Princess cut diamonds are a good choice for modern weddings. With a squire shaped look, princess cut diamonds exude class, sophistication, and elegance. But how are you going to get a genuine princess cut diamond for your wedding or any luxurious event? Don’t be duped. Fumbling around can get you into trouble. You can also lose lots of money. With different vendors out there—choosing the best one is a real challenge. Fortunately, this article is going to delve into the best ways to choose a genuine, classy, high-quality princess cut diamond.
Diamonds are one of the most sought after gemstones in the world today. Their scintillating beauty and brilliant flashes of colour have been identified as ‘fire’ in ice. Natural cut diamonds are rare gemstones and have acquired quite a price tag in the precious metals and gems market.
Buying your diamonds online through diamore.be is one easy way of acquiring high-quality gemstones at a fair price. With its headquarters right dab smack in the middle of Antwerp, you’ll get dibs on the finest above-ground stockpiles of diamonds from established and reputable merchants in the diamond capital of the world. However, there are other important considerations when buying diamonds online apart from the price.
Everyone loves diamonds. For centuries, diamonds have been prized for their lustrous beauty. They are the stone of choice for engagement and wedding rings. We wear them in jewelry, royalty wears them in crowns and tiaras, and the world’s biggest and most expensive diamonds sit in glass cases in museums. Without a doubt, diamonds are always a girl’s best friend, but can men wear them too? Let’s find out.
BVLGARI hosts a red-carpet gala to reveal its new boutique on Frankfurt's prestigious Goethe Strasse
Red-carpet, invitation-only, dress code “Italian glamour” party attended also by JeanChristophe Babin, Princess Lilly zu Sayn Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Nadja and Cosima Auermann, Lena Gercke, Aylin Tezel and Lars Burmeister
Watches are one of the most popular fashion accessories these days. They are not only looked upon as timepieces, but also as fashion symbols. Expensive timepieces are a depiction of one’s class and status. If you are planning to gift your lady an exclusive watch, look for one with diamonds on it. Diamonds are said to be a woman’s best friend. Branded watches, embedded with diamond pieces, are perfect gift items for the feminine gender.
This Mohair bunch, composed of renowned Dormeuil mohair fabrics, continues to set a new trend for cloth that is produced from the 'diamond fiber' of the angora goat.
Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries.
Bulgari launched its newest High Jewellery collection entitled Italian Gardens during Paris Haute Couture fashion week.
The heat of diamonds, authentic flames of white and yellow gold. Energy, expression, splendor, and great significance. Fire as origin and myth, as creative power. Magnificent jewels designed by company's master goldsmiths that isolate fire, its heat, within small works of art. This is Origen. An avant-garde style with a vintage finish for powerful and sinuous shapes full of strength, culminating in the brilliance of amethysts and prasiolites.
Authentic sensitivity and delicacy, beauty and pure natural energy. Spirit, meaning, and soul. Transformative and evocative power. Unique jewels that fly from the hands of our master goldsmiths leaving trails of gold, sapphires, and diamonds.
Carrera y Carrera was the only Spanish Fine Jewelry brand present at the MET Gala 2015, one of the most significant events in the world of international fashion. 'China: Through the Looking Glass' was the chosen theme for the Gala this year. Carrera y Carrera jewels were the perfect complement to this special occasion.
For another year in a row Carrera y Carrera has been the big star of the red carpet at the prestigious Goya Awards in Madrid.
Collection II explores the themes of time, matter, and light in relation to individual perception. The exhaustive set of designs revolves around visual representations of the idea of time and the creative process itself: the circle, the movement of water and layering as a metaphor for memory.
Skate park or red carpet? Sneakers or stilettos? Ravishing smile or funny face? Difficult choices to make, which is why TAG Heuer (the Swiss Avant-Garde watchmaker since 1860) takes it all and chooses Cara Delevingne - the most disruptive It Girl of the moment - as its new feminine ambassador. She has a massive social media presence, is up for everything, and relishes freedom.
Once, more then 50 years ago, Manuel Carrera, founder of Carrera y Carrera, met beautiful girl, Marina. He watched, entranced, unaware that Marina had also noticed him. Sparks flew just looking at each other. And though he wished with all his might to approach her and speak with her, something stopped him.
Vietnamese celebrity designer Vo Viet Chung will present his most recent inspired collection for Spring 2015 at Couture Fashion Week in New York. The highly-anticipated fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday September 6, 2014 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple, the world’s fashion capital.
The Orchid represents one of the most popular floral motifs in Manila shawls.
Recently, famous movie star ZHOU Chuchu chose to wear jewelry pieces from Spanish top jewelry brand Carrera y Carrera for her appearance in an occasion where she was also the emcee.
She was wearing shining Ruedo diamond earrings and Gardenias diamond ring from Carrera y Carrera and impressed everyone with her glamor and confidence.
For the launch of the Puerto Azul Experience Night Welcome Party, many celebrities chose AVAKIAN (high end jewelry brand) as their jeweller of choice.
Famous model Irina Shayk was also wearing AVAKIAN jewellery for the premiere of 'THE SEARCH' movie.
Sparkling in the light and irresistibly resplendent, they are a sign of eternal luck: precious amulets, worn as jewellery pendants, captivating owners and beholders alike with their magical power.
The VEIT Group is worldwide a leading manufacturer of ironing equipment, fusing machines, underpressing and final pressing machines as well as refinishing equipment for garments.
This year the group launched VEIT DIAMOND Fusing Machine Series. This new generation of fusing machines achieves an as yet unmatched fusing quality.
The fame of the name and the dazzle of the diamonds have perhaps overshadowed the complex, many-faceted history of the great jewellery house, yet Cartier has played a prominent role in the history of the decorative arts. Cartier designs, from classic pieces worthy of the “kings’ jeweller” to radical Art Nouveau creations, both geometrical and exotic, are an intriguing testimony to the changes in taste and social codes. Cartier seduced the most elegant personalities of the 20th century with jewellery, clocks and watches, and refined yet practical objects.
Rusly Tjohnardi Atelier is Indonesian Fashion house crafting beautiful hand-made wedding and evening gowns and cocktail dresses since 2002. Rusly Tjohnardi's new 2013 collection was shown on 10 April during Senayan City Audi Fashion Nation Seventh Edition in Jakarta, Indonesia. Senayan City is one of the most prestigious and high-class malls in Jakarta.
Strength, personality and good luck are some of the words that describe
this magnificent piece inspired by the Dragon, a symbol of strength and
power, like the woman that will wear this spectacular jewel.
Carrera y Carrera invites you to discover the Dragon Bracelet – a piece belonging to one of the firm’s boldest and most iconic collections, Circulos de Fuego – which coincides with the 2012 Year of the Dragon, its emblematic animal that will bring us new experiences.
The designer Amitabh Chandel designed a luxury shirt witch is mach expensive than a Jaguar car. The shirt is handmade and buttoned up with 25 high worth solitaire diamonds and gold. The shirt price is £60,000, but it is not like a lux, because the expensive shirt is just a casual cloth for Indian richs and moguls.
Depending on the individual and his desires, the shirts are modified. Prices start from 600 pounds and go up to 60,000 pounds. The cost depends on the use of gems and diamonds.
Carrera y Carrera has created jewelry abounding with emotion, ideal for this very special time. You can find a most exquisite assortment of jewelry pieces to accompany you on St. Valentine’s Day, one of the most special occasions of the year.
The spirit of love is converted into jewelry where sentiment and passion, emotions and experiences are entwined within each of the jewelry pieces.
Carrera y Carrera unveils Mediterráneo, a fresh, youthful, and innovative jewelry collection that tells of the legends of goddesses and nymphs who have dwelt in this tranquil sea through the exquisite craftsmanship of its pieces in yellow gold, white gold, and diamonds.
Epic stories have inspired each one of the lines of Mediterráneo: Actea, the beautiful, vigilant nymph that watched over sailors; Afrodita, the embodiment of tender love on the shores of a calm sea; Calipso, symbol of passion and desire for heroic Odysseus; and finally, Atenea, the magnificent goddess that displayed her splendor across the seas of the world.
Unique diamond collection worth 3 million dollars gathered the VIP society in Varna, Bulgaria. The оccasion was the presentation of the three diamond concepts of one of the world leaders in this branch - Altinbas. Organiser of the event was the fashion agency from Varna VIP Fashion Group.
The top models from VIP Fashion Group Dimi Drumeva, Sneji Kassabova, Irena Ivanova and Reneta Cholakova demonstrated three unique diamond collections named "Antique treasure from the royal treasury", "LOR" - a collection, symbol of the gold time and Classic - investment diamonds.
A new indulgent luxury is now available to women in London, a 10 carat diamond manicure.
Cherish…ME, the company offering this amazing Iced Diamond Manicure is exceptionally exclusive and the glamorous service can only be obtained via an initial consultation with Cherish and her team.
The UK Lingerie brand Ultimo has brought out the most expensive bra Ultimo Diamond Back Miracle Bra. It cost is £800,000. The luxury bra is made of 32 brilliant-cut, white 1 carat diamonds that shot its price. t is the result of a collaboration between Ultimo Creator Michelle Mone OBE who designed it and esteemed jeweler Grant Macintyre.
Ultimo has also created a copy of this bra, which will be available at Debenhams for just £35.00.
Cartier continues to expand its presence in China with the opening of yet another flagship on Friday in Hong Kong.
The new 900 square metre flagship store, is housed inside the Prince's Building - an upscale shopping center. For the opening the new Panther de Cartier collection will be on preview in the store for the first time, through its official release isn't slated until next year.
In 2009, Gucci took pride in debuting to the fashion world, the world’s most expensive belt. And is the way in the fashion world, it was a given that someone would eventually challenge this feat.
Giving stiff competition to the Gucci belt and vying to become the world’s most expensive belt is this exquisite belt from luxury French jewelry designer Akillis. Retailing at $55,700(£35,560-€40,000), the alligator leather belt with a buckle made from empty Kalasnikov rifle bullets .
At an astronomical price of $38,000 per pair, Italian luxury leather goods label A. Testoni is offering the world’s most expensive pair of men’s dress shoes.
Testoni, founded in Bologna in 1929 by Amedeo Testoni, painstakingly handcrafts the Moro monk-strap model in the world’s finest exotic alligator skin using the techniques of Norvegese, or Norwegian construction, for durability and added water resistance.
Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima presented Victoria’s Secret $2 million Bombshell Fantasy Bra on Wednesday in New York.
The Fantasy Bra, designed by Damiani, is inspired by celestial prints and opulent constellation patterns. It consists of more than 3,000 brilliant cut white diamonds (60 carats in total), light blue sapphires, and oval-shaped topazes (another 82 carats), which are all set in 18 karat white gold.
Donna Distefano's jewelry line features gorgeous gems created without unnecessary environmental destruction and without human rights violations.
The Fair Trade-certified pieces are custom-made and hand-wrought in the New York studio of the company with eco-friendly refining, substance purification, and recycled metals.
London Jewelry Week was opened with a glitzy launch party on Monday night, showcasing the best of young British designers.
At a glamorous cocktail in Goldsmiths’ Hall, some of the leading Britain’s top jewelry designers showed off their latest creations in silver, gold and diamonds. They said that they hoper London Jewelry Week would become as mainstream a feature on the British social calendar as London Fashion Week.
In this article you will find information about the most important aspects of diamonds: carat, weight, color and clarity. If you are looking for brief information to help you decide which is the best diamond for you or a loved one, you’ve come to the right place.
Diamond (from Greek – adamas - "unbreakable") is a crystallized form of carbon with superlative qualities. It has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material.
Tireless designer Stuart Hughes is known for his amazing ability to transform almost everything into unique, one of a kind items, very often the most expensive in the world.
In collaboration with one of the most famous fashion houses – Gucci, Hughes created the most expensive belt in the world.
It costs 250 thousand dollars and its buckle is shaped like the Gucci logo with the double G symbol, made of platinum.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Love Ball in Moscow,
Natalia Vodianova has joined forces with Lucy Yeomans, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar UK, to host The Love Ball London on 23 February 2010. De Beers is proud to be the lead sponsor of this event in aid of the
Naked Heart Foundation.
The centre piece of the auction at the event is The Magic Moment Necklace designed by Natalia and created by De Beers. This one of a kind piece of stunning diamond jewellery will be auctioned alongside bespoke pieces of art by artists such as Jeff Koons, Marc Quinn and Anselm Reyle.
Real sensation in the fashion world has made the British Queen Elizabeth II, who appeared at an official reception during his state visit to Trinidad and Tobago live in a long snow-white lace dress embroidered with exotic birds and flowers. Dress of the British monarch designer Angela Kelly.
Elizabeth II is on the island nation, where the summit of the Commonwealth. In his work involved the Heads of State and Government of 53 countries which have close historical ties with Britain.
Witnesses say that the leaders of many countries were shocked when the last Friday in the hall, which hosted the gala dinner, became Queen Elizabeth II in an unusual dress of the monarch. The hem of her snow-white lace dress adorned with two bright birds – ibis, symbols of Trinidad and Tobago.
As you can guess, it’s all about diamonds. This well-known, playful song of Marilyn Monroe became a symbol of the eternal striving of women to refinement, richness and luxury. Touching to the magic stone is a unique feeling, the look like goes deep down in one hypnotic and endless beauty. The diamond is considered as a standard of richness, power and prosperity.
The word „diamond” comes from the Greek word “adamas” that means unconquerable, indestructible. The diamond is the hardest natural material in the world.