News and blogging sites have been inundated with news about the most amazing and expensive monopoly board ever, currently on display at the Museum of Finance on Wall Street. The gold and jewel-encrusted Monopoly is estimated to be worth $2 million, and features 42 full-cut diamonds on the dice, photo etched “Chance” and “Community Chest” cards and 165 gemstones in the board culminating in an even more expensive Boardwalk and Park Place!
It turns out, that there are a lot more jewel-encrusted luxuries, besides jewelry. Check out the list below for some full blown extravagance!
Gemstone Creative, based in the UK, can create and develop a custom portrait made from diamonds and sapphires, or any stone you choose, and set in 18k gold, or even use semi-precious stones set in sterling silver. You choose a photo, artwork or image special to you to create a certainly one-of-a-kind wall mountable masterpiece.
At the 2010 American International Toy Fair, the Gund booth has exhibited quite the ultimate cuddle buddy, named Snuffles, complete with all things precious. Snuffles is a one of a kind toy, made with white alpaca fur, Black Tahitian pearls as eyes and features the crowning glory – a 10-carat diamond necklace with a white gold chain. While the teddy bear is enclosed in a glass case with its own personal security team, it will be up for a charity auction shortly, but in the meantime, is touring the country!
The latest cell phones are all the rage, but now, the world’s most expensive custom iphone 4 has just been sold to an Australian businessman, requesting not one, but two of the most lavish phones ever created. Made of one-hundred carats of 500 individual flawless diamonds, encased with a plate of rose gold and features the normal home button as a 7.4 carat pink diamond, it is the most expensive phone ever made, beating a previous record in 2003.
For the toy and model car lovers, the ultimate toy car! It can come in customizable gold, platinum or silver, as a Lamborghini or any luxury car, with diamond headlights and ruby tailpipes.
Lastly, for that one-of-a-kind bottle of Bordeaux, there’s a handmade, gold plated wine stopper. Keeping your wine good to the last drop!
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