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.
$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.
Diamond Sells for $10.9M+
Possibly one of the most expensive watches in the world, a $5 million watch set with 1,292 diamonds was on display at the Baselworld Fair in Basel, Switzerland on March 7, 2012. The latest creation of Swiss watchmaker Hublot is made of white gold and took 17 people 14 months to make, according to the AFP news agency.
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Diamond Sells for $10.9M+
A Chinese shipping magnate spent $328,000 for a Dutch pigeon, a new world record, the Wall Street Journal reported on Feb. 1, 2012. The bird was bred for pigeon racing, which has a cult following in countries like England, Belgium and China. The buyer, Hu Zhen yu of Zhenyu Holding Group, sponsored a pigeon race in 2011 with $1.1 million in prize money.
Sun Drop Diamond Expected to Fetch $15 million at Auction
This yellow gem, called the Sun-Drop Diamond, was up for auction at Sotheby's annual jewelry auction in Geneva, Nov. 15, 2011. It sold for $10.9 million, plus commission.
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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.
Wizard of Oz Ruby Red Slippers to be auctioned
Judy Garland's infamous ruby red slippers worn in "The Wizard of Oz" will be auctioned for a whopping $2 million in December 2011 in Los Angeles as part of a Hollywood memorabilia sale. They are one of four pairs that were created for the famous 1939 film.
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Elizabeth Taylor's Clothing to be Auctioned
Elizabeth Taylor's "The Face," a Versace beaded jacket, exhibited at Christie's, London, before being auctioned in New York and London, Sept. 23, 2011. Behind is a Valentino red velvet and satin ball gown.
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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.
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.
$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.
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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.
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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.
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.