The evening of Tuesday was a historic moment for lovers and enthusiasts of jewelry worldwide. Christie’s has just auctioned off, for a mind-boggling $21.5 million ($21,474,525 including commission), the legendary 76.02 carat diamond Archduke Joseph. In terms of colorless diamonds this is actually a world auction record price per carat, but the diamond is absolutely pure, boasting with flawless internal clarity and perfect color. It was dug up from the ancient Indian mines of Golconda, places where many other large, extremely precious jewels were dug out from. In fact, the Archduke Joseph Diamond was expected to sell for around $15
West of Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport we can find the tropical island of Taha’a, also known by locals as Uporu. By boat, Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is just five minutes away from the island of Taha’a and half an hour from the Island of Raiatea. Built in traditional Polynesian styles, this magnificent resort brings forth a superb vanilla odor and secluded hideaways alongside marvelous over-water stilted huts which make you feel really nice. This package of stunning features is being completed by a plethora of palm trees and pristine white beaches, all part of the miniature atoll of
Alessandro Tartarini, the son of the Italjet’s founder, Leopoldo Tartarini, has recently unveiled his brand new motorcycle design at the EICMA motorcycle show. The concept, appointed Brutus, is anonymously considered the SUV of motorcycles. The massively intriguing bike is powered by a single cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid cooled, electronically fuel-injected, 750cc engine with an output of 45 HP. The propulsion system is completed by a 2-speed CVT with optional reverse gear. In terms of weight, Alessandro hasn’t yet stated any numbers, but one of Italy’s most successful motorcycle magazines, Motociclismo, says it weighs less than 220 kg – 485 lbs.
David Beckham is one of the most charismatic and famous figures in the world, as well as one of the most talented football players of all time. He has been recently named the new face of the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime wristwatch. Created by a brand which is synonymous with luxury manufacture, heavenly exquisiteness, Earthen precision and pure art, this timekeeping wonder, the Transocean Chronograph Unitime boasts with the Manufacture Breitling Caliber B05 and can be easily named one of the most luxurious and exquisite travel watches today’s money can buy. It actively displays a full 24 timezones. No wonder
Is there any way to bling up your beloved items without spending entire fortunes on doing it? Yes it is, and the solution rhymes with Swarovski. Hedone Interiors have just done it, releasing a range of eye-catching cushions, uniquely built and astonishingly superb. Manufactured from woven fabrics and garnished with Swarovski Crystals, these extremely cozy, en vogue and plush cushions are stunning. The Titus is one of the most delightful pieces of this collection, inspired by Roman armors and featuring 4 quadrants of waffled wool. The cushion boasts with duchess silk and Swarovski stones arranged in a cross-like figure. This
Fans of McLaren will definitely love this – a unique McLaren MP4-12C GT3 racecar was recently listed by the English dealer of cars Lawton Brook. This opportunity is quite unique, as very few models were manufactured and this one really is ready to race in GT3. There’s no doubt that the MP4-12C GT3 is simply one of the best lookers in the category. In terms of aerodynamics, the GT3 boasts with front and rear diffusers, dive planes, adjustable rear wing and front splitter, all highlighting the car’s racing pedigree. The exterior has been painted in the gorgeous McLaren Orange tone
Located among breathtaking landscapes accompanied by the superbly flowing waters of Elk River, the River Ranch can be found at Round Mountain, Nevada. The river provides a majestic 2.5 miles of riverbanks, while the local lake, charged by a fresh water spring, alongside 2 additional small ponds, make this property extremely enticing. Apart from the staggering natural setting, the main residence was crafted with obsessive attention to detail and the most exquisite of materials. It boasts with extremely tall ceilings, stalwart rock fireplaces, open floor plan and rather impressive warm wood touches. The exterior of the mansion was coated with
One of the most successful duos between two completely different brands in the world has struck again. Porsche Design and Adidas, forming the Porsche Design Sport, the Most Innovative Brand 2012 in footwear industry, have recently come up with the Bounce:S3, the third generation of the famous series. Designed to be used during Fall/Winter season, the stunning footwear boasts with a suspension system inspired from Porsche’s cars, which converts vertical impact into forward propulsion for a wonderful ride. Decked in black and aluminum tones, very luxurious and slick, they feature the unique badging on the tongue. In addition, for an