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  • Pricey Christmas Cards

    A luxury card company is producing custom Christmas cards with materials like gold and rubies. The prices range from $395 to $10,000. The designs of Gilded Age Greetings, based in Florida and New Jersey, are painted on calfskin vellum -- a type of medieval parchment. Each card can take up to a month to create.
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  • $24M Patek Philippe Watch Sold

    <p> The $24 million Henry Graves Supercomplication timepiece made by Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe in 1932 is a gold watch billed as the most expensive -- and most complicated -- in the world. It fetched a record $21.3 million plus buyer's premium when it was auctioned in Switzerland, Nov. 11, 2014. This watch held the record since it was sold through Sotheby's for $11 million in 1999.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
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  • Marilyn Monroe's Earrings Sold for $185K

    A pair of clip-on rhinestone earrings owned by Marilyn Monroe has sold at an auction for $185,000. The actress wore the jewelry when she attended the opening of "The Rose Tattoo," Julien's Auctions said in a statement Sunday, April 13, 2014.
    Business Wire
  • $70 Million All-Diamond Ring

    Shawish Jewelry of Switzerland has introduced a 150-carat ring it says was cut completely from a single diamond. The jeweler calls the dazzler the "world's first all-diamond ring." It is valued at about $70 million.
    Shawish Jewelry
  • Kohler's Numi "Smart Toilet"

    Kohler says its Numi toilet, which lists for $6,390, is aimed at those "maintaining a sophisticated lifestyle." It is a "smart toilet": It detects your approach and raises its lid, then lowers it after you leave. It washes and dries users -- there are settings for men and women -- with a retractable wand. A touch-screen remote allows a "personalized bidet experience." It even plays music.
    Courtesy Kohler
  • Royal Salute Scotch

    For a whopping $200,000, Royal Salute is offering the Honours of Scotland, Tribute to Honours, a blend of the company's oldest and finest whiskey. The bottle is adorned with 413 flawless black and white diamonds, as well as 22 carats of other gemstones, set in gold and silver. Only 21 bottles were created.
    Royal Salute
  • Neil Armstrong and Pope Share Lincoln Continental

    This Lincoln Continental was specially modified for a 1965 visit to New York by Pope Paul VI, then used again in Chicago for tickertape parades honoring the astronauts of Apollo 8, Apollo 11, Apollo 13 and others. It is 21 feet long, with a removable section of roof. Because of its famed passengers, Bonhams auction house said it was worth between $250,000 and $350,000.
  • Antique Wine's Outrageous Price

    The 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six "Ghost Car," first displayed at the New York World's Fair and later at the Smithsonian Institution, was sold Saturday for $308,000. The car is the first transparent car built in America.
    RM auctions
  • $500K Emerald Ring Discovered in 17th Century Shipwreck

    An autograph draft manuscript of Jane Austen's unfinished novel "The Watsons" is shown, left. Extensively revised and corrected throughout, with crossings out and interlinear additions, the manuscript was auctioned at Sotheby's for $1,420,660, $1.6 million with fees.
    Courtesy Sotheby's/Getty Images
  • Emerald Ring Found in Wreckage

    An emerald ring worth about $500,000 was discovered in the wreckage of a Spanish ship that went down in the Florida Keys in 1622, according to WPLG. It was found on June 23, 2011.
    Courtesy of WPLG
  • Expensive Items

    The 2006 Victoria's Secret Hearts on Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra adorned with more than 2,000 flawless, round-cut diamonds set in white gold is valued at $6.5 million.
    Victoria's Secret
  • Expensive Items

    Want to let everyone around you know that you're richer than they are? This $1.2 million luxury cell phone from Swiss company GoldVish should do the trick. Eighteen-karat solid gold and covered in more than 100 carats of only the finest diamonds, the "Piece Unique" houses a high-tech cell phone including a camera and mp3 player.
  • Expensive Items

    It'll cost you about $1.5 million, but if you can afford this floating bed from Dutch designer Janjaap Ruijssenaars, you probably don't care. The bed "floats" using magnets and can support almost 2,000 pounds. It remains in place with four cords that tether it to the walls so the only flying you do is in your dreams.
    Janjaap Ruijssenaars
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