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Pictures of the day: 18 June 2010

Bugatti Veyron Diamond Word's Most Expensive Car: on sale for £ 2 million – 2x as much as the real thing. Liverpool-based designer Stuart Hughes took two months to create the intricate 1:18 scale model in partnership with Swiss luxury model car maker Robert Gulpen. Weighing in at 7kg, it has been created with platinum, solid 24ct gold, and a 7.2ct single cut flawless diamond on its front grill. The 10 inch car also boats functional steering and a highly detailed engine. Limited edition of…

from Life As Mama

5 DIY Paper Towel Holders

I don’t know about you, but for some reason I have the hardest time finding a paper towel holder I actually like that doesn’t cost a million dollars. Okay, not a million dollars, but upwards of $60-$100. For the whole …

from Metro

'World's biggest pearl' unearthed in Mongolia

Mongolia. The stone, (5 ft high, weighing six tons) formed mostly of fluorite mineral, glows green in the dark and in China is prized more highly than diamonds. The finders took three years to grind the raw gem down to its pearl shape. It has gone on show in Hainan, southern China, to attract buyers and have measurements taken for a world record bid. It is amazing and glows a blue green in the dark,'


On Nov. 14, 2012 at Sotheby’s Geneva, a 10.48 ct. fancy deep blue briolette diamond fetched $1.036 million a carat—a world record per-carat price for a deep blue stone. The buyer was noted diamond collector Laurence Graff, who paid $10.8 million (a world record for a briolette diamond). The piece sparked a bidding war, and the final price more than doubled the piece’s presale estimate of $3.5 million–$4.5 million.


‘Beau Sancy’ diamond sells for 9.7 million dollars. The 35-carat modified pear double rose cut gemstone, which since the early 17th century has successively been part of the crown jewels of France, Holland, England, Prussia and the German Empire. The diamond first entered the historical record in 1570

from Mail Online

By Olivia Fleming

Pricey push-up: Dripping in 500 carats of diamonds, and moulded out of 18 carat gold, the bra at Birmingham Estate and Jewelry Buyers took a year to make