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Tiffany & Co Launches First Engagement Ring Collection in 10 Years

Tiffany & Co has surprised everyone with the first new engagement ring in more than a decade. The iconic American jewellery brand has always been at the forefront of exclusive and luxury jewellery, and the new collection is set to join the legendary Tiffany & Co. The rings feature exquisitely cut diamonds perfectly contoured to maximise their intrinsic brilliance. The contemporary and innovative design is typical of Tiffany and adds a distinctive touch.

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The most prominent engagement ring of the collection must surely be the Tiffany Setting, with its truly unique and unmistakable six-prong setting which has become a universal symbol of love. The Tiffany True enhances this legacy even further providing a novel and new representation of love as we see it today. Its beautiful geometric lines, and its ultra-fine and hand-crafted details combine to make this ring a modern day masterpiece.

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Tiffany was, of course, responsible for the original Tiffany Setting, created in 1886, which has since come to signify the ultimate in love and commitment. The brand new Tiffany True collection is the supreme expression of modern romance, and its unique setting and expertly cut diamond is an engagement ring to die for!it has some neat and subtle touches like its minimal architecture construction and discreet markings on its side. The design, which has become a Tiffany hallmark, allows the diamond to shine through to its brightest and most beautiful. The sizeable diamond is held in place by delicate prongs that blend flawlessly into the very fabric of the diamond, serving to make it look even more brilliant and stunningly pure than it is. The ring comes in 18 carat yellow gold with a yellow diamond, or in platinum with a white diamond.  Both are equally stunning and hit stores in fall 2019 in the USA and worldwide. The Tiffany True joins the elite in lavish style and truly deserves its legendary status.

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Tree of Love Claridge’s 2018 Christmas Tree by Diane von Furstenberg

Claridge’s Hotel in London has become a fine purveyor of Christmas with the annual Christmas Tree creation gracing the hotel. This year, the wonderfully gorgeous tree was designed by Diane von Furstenberg, following up last year’s tree that was a marvellous Karl Lagerfeld creation. The Mayfair landmark draws visitors from far and wide, to witness an original and marvellous Christmas tree that is different each year. The 2018 tree captures the wonder and joy of Christmas and has been crafted with intricate details and the artistic flair of the famous fashion designer and frequent guest at Claridge’s.

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The 2018 tree signifies Diane’s intense passion and firm belief in the power of love. With a touch of nature and astrological influences, the tree is a personal statement from the artist to the world. The Christmas Tree stands six metres high and blue tones shine out creating a wintry appearance. Incredibly, the tree has no less than 8,000 hand-painted decorations representing silver leaves, tiny glass spheres and 150 hand-blown beautiful glass hearts. There are also six hand-made, silver-leafed animals. The owl, which represents knowledge and wisdom. There is a horse signifying strength. A dove symbolises peace and a mouse curiosity. The deer represents gentleness and the peacock beauty. They are all originally crafted by hand with intricate detail.

Diane worked closely on the Tree of Love with her long-time friends and collaborators. They include the artistic set designer Stefan Beckman, and the talented artist and illustrator Konstantin Kakanias. Astrologer Shelley von Strunckel added the final touches. They all rose admirably to the challenge and honour of designing a masterpiece that will long be remembered in Claridge’s annual Christmas Tree showcase, with a rare beauty and majestic concoction. The tree winds up to the heavens from its roots and is derived from the universe, encapsulating values such as peace, love, harmony, in-depth knowledge, the truth, freedom, wisdom and enlightenment.

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Hermes Foosball Table – Luxury Table Soccer – US$67,600

Hermes has taken a step into football. The exclusive foosball table soccer game is covered in lush Maple and Swift calfskin, giving it a fabulous appearance fit for a king. If you fancy a game of table soccer in style, then the Hermes Foosball Table is for you, that is, if you wish to cough up US$67,600 for this unique collectible. You can watch the elegant soccer players in vivid silken jerseys play on a luxurious leather soccer field. The intricate leather work and hand-made stitching have been refined to highlight the exceptional qualities of the materials. The table measures 65.94 inches long, by 43.54 wide and 37.28 inches high.

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The ultra-cool collectible is created around the classic table soccer game but with added touches of luxury and opulence. The fast-paced, wrist twisting football adventure by Hermes is one unusual yet innovative item. The game is an elegant and unique table set up to fuse the three noble sports of football, foosball and horse racing. The game is full of identical rows of uniformed Jockeys, a yellow base that is really striking and beautifully crafted handles and trims living up to its Hermes namesake.

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The intricate and vivid details of the silk painted jerseys along with a helmet and goggles are ready to go, and it’s game on! You can even see them smiling with a glimmer in their eyes! With a maple wood crafted table, it is meant to last many chaotic battles and competitions. Calfskin leather is the field of play and no shirt pulling or fouling is allowed in this aesthetically refined Hermes Foosball Table.

This is an item which truly showcases the polished skills of Hermes craft makers.

Hermes has always stood for luxury and opulence, and the Foosball Table game solidifies that stellar reputation. An unusual, yet highly desirable work of art, luxury never comes cheap, and the price tag of US$67,600 is admittedly high; nevertheless, there will undoubtedly be no shortage of takers.

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Most Expensive Perfume 2018 DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance

The DKNY brand has always been associated with high-end, luxury and quality. From haute couture fashion garments to beautiful jewellery, taking in accessories as well. DKNY also has a perfume line. With the DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle, the brand has cemented its name in history with the most expensive perfume selling at $1 million a bottle. The golden-apple-shaped million-dollar perfume bottle was created by the famous jewellery designer Martin Katz.

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The valuable and exquisite, handmade, one of a kind fragrance contains yellow and white 14-karat gold. There is place for  183 yellow sapphires and no less than 2,700 white diamonds. That’s not all. The flask has a 1.6-carat turquoise, Brazilian Paraiba tourmaline, and a 7.18-carat oval Cabochon sapphire all the way from Sri Lanka. The 15 vividly pink diamonds are from Down Under. The other ultra-precious stones encrusted onto the bottle include 4-rose cut diamonds, a bright-red 3.07-carat oval cut ruby, a pear-shaped 4.03-carat rose cut diamond, and also a 2.43-carat flawless bright yellow Canary diamond which decorates the cap. The bottle really is something unique to feast the eyes upon. The sheer brilliance of the stones along with the beauty of design combine to come up with a rare and unique fragrance.

Incredibly, more than 2,910 precious stones adorn the bottle and cap. The overall visual effect depicts the magnificent New York skyline. With 1,500 man hours to complete, the decorating process was done meticulously and lovingly. The devil is in the detail, and the intricacy and craftsmanship gone into creating the flask cannot be understated. DKNY deserves praise for daring to be different in a big way. Oh, by the way, the fragrance is pretty good too!

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New Tudor #BornToDare Spirit Embodied with Ambassador David Beckham

Tudor’s unveiled BornToDare campaign takes on a new, modern day twist. BornToDare goodwill ambassador David Beckham was recently photographed by renowned fashion photographer David Sims.

The new Tudor BornToDare campaign by David Sims depicts David Beckham in a raw, emotive and classy mood in keeping with the authenticity and unmistakable masculinity of the brand new Tudor BornToDare campaign. Also on offer are a series of intimate videos in which David Beckham, an avid watch collector and respected Tudor Ambassador, reflects deeply on times he embodied the spirit of Born To Dare! How did it all start? As far back as 1953, Tudor watches were tested by Rolex, to ensure their robustness. The tests were, and still, are performed under the harshest conditions. Thus, The Oyster Pearl was born.

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The tests of endurance involve extreme conditions like exposing the timepiece to pneumatic drill vibrations for 30 hours and 252 hours of excavation by hand, as worn by a miner at work. The watch is subjected to a stonecutter for as long as 3 months. Additionally, it is worn for a whole month by a worker on riveting metal girders upon a building construction site. The watch is also worn by a motorbike racer for more than 1,000 miles, and a particular emphasis is placed on the massive strength of these Tudor watches, along with their exact precision, super-efficient winding and waterproof quality in extreme weather conditions. This is the spirit Tudor’s BornToDare embodies and David Beckham is the perfect example of that ethos. The BornToDare mindset portrays the rich history of Tudor and everything it stands for.

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Ever since 1954, when Tudor released the brand’s very first diver’s watch, aptly named the Oyster Prince Submariner, the brand has been steadily solidifying its reputation. The original, hand-built, tool-watch was designed to fulfil extreme criteria including durability, reliability, spot-on precision and 100% waterproofness, with a realistic and reasonable price tag. Today, Tudor watches are the instruments of first choice for professionals, elite soldiers and individuals who have achieved the seemingly impossible on land, ice, in the air or under the water, with a Tudor upon their wrists.

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Taste of Diamonds: Most Expensive Champagne in 2018 $2.07 million

The most expensive bottle of bubbly champagne in the world is the 2013 Taste of Diamonds priced at $2.07 million a bottle. It is essentially a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Grand Cru Chardonnay. The taste has touches of floral, is refreshing and it has a somewhat creamy texture with a light, yet elegant finish. The reason for such a hefty price tag is the bottle, no less. The logo has been handcrafted from 18-carat gold, accented by a brilliantly sparkling and flawless 19-carat white diamond. It replaces the Swarovski crystal that is customarily placed there on standard bottles.

The ornate bottle itself was handcrafted by Alexander Amosu, who also affixed the jewels onto the bottle by hand. It is a one of a kind creation, especially due to its gold logo and bright, dazzling diamond. The magnificent opulence of the bottle can be forgone for a standard bottle, minus the diamond and gold logo, priced at a mere $211! Nevertheless, the uniqueness and exclusivity of the container are alluring, and the value of the bottle will hold steady over the years, possibly even increasing in value.

There are those who will only be too willing to spend a substantial fortune investing in the heavenly bubbly. In France, the preparation and the lengths they go to in order to create the perfect bottle of bubbly starts right from the selection of the grapes, cultivation, ageing, pressing and right through to storage. The Champagne appellation is guarded jealously and kept close to the chest. The 2013 Taste of Diamonds is champagne at its very finest. Whichever bottle you opt to choose; the $211 one, or the $2.07 million bottle, the taste is the same. Consistently voted the best champagne in France, the quality of Taste of Diamonds is unmatchable.

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Rolex Rainbow Daytona Everose 2018: US$95,000

The 2018 Rolex Rainbow Daytona is available in a stunningly beautiful shade of Everose Gold for the very first time! The opulent and ultra m-exclusive Rainbow Daytona chronograph was previously available in white or yellow gold. Rolex’s patented formula of gold blends perfectly with the precious, multi-coloured gemstones that take the place of regular Daytona hour markers.

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Everose is Rolex’s proprietary blend of 18-Karat pink gold combining pure gold, copper, and platinum elements. The platinum content ensures the vibrancy of the gold never loses its warm hue even with exposure to the elements, and this is achieved by locking in the natural pink tint of the copper.

The Everose offers buyers a contemporary twist on an iconic and classic design which takes the creative opulence of the brand further than ever before. The timepiece is magnificently decorated with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds, and the face dial features eleven elongated sapphire hour markers. The chronograph counters are made of pink Gold Crystals, which match the Everose 18ct gold case creating a shimmering effect.

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The 2018 Rolex Rainbow Daytona Everose oscillator utilises an exclusive paramagnetic alloy, which is insensitive to magnetic fields thereby providing excellent stability with extreme temperature variations. The Rainbow Daytona is a genuinely excellent Rolex chronometer that guarantees a rate of accuracy of between −2 /+2 seconds per day, which is more than twice an official chronometer.

Rolex has long been considered an opulent and luxury brand, and this latest addition does justice to the brand’s legacy. The level of workmanship and the exclusivity of the natural and rare materials used combine to come up with one of the most magnificent timepieces ever created. Rolex has done it again, keeping standards high and maintaining a stellar reputation.

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Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag $1.9 million

Hermes is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious brands in the world, yet $1.9 million for a lady’s handbag is an astronomical price tag by anyone’s standards. Nonetheless, it is a uniquely impressive, limited edition Hermes Birkin bag, crafted from scratch by the renowned Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka. It is made entirely out of platinum and encrusted with 2,000 shimmering diamonds! The bag’s strap can be detached and used as a bracelet, or necklace, and in that case, the bag turns into a clutch.

The more one examines this beautifully created Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag; the more one appreciates the work of art that it is. Possibly the most impressive feature is the superb, 8-carat pear-shaped, glittering diamond. It can be detached and used separately. There are so many intricate details, which make the bag unique, and it is an excellent investment as well. Being a limited edition of this quality means whenever the owner decides to sell it, the bag will fetch more than it was purchased for. It is, after all, a Hermes bag, and they hold their value well.

The handbag is considered to be one of the most crucial accessory items carried by an individual. A Hermes bag, such as this Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag, is made with rare and precious materials. They include the best quality and most valuable precious stones available, including dazzling diamonds found on this bag.  Hermes is a brand that has always been associated with the rich and famous. Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka has crafted one of the most impressive bags ever created. With its 100% platinum body, and mountains of diamonds to adorn it, there has never been anything quite like it so far. The large and rare, 8-carat diamond is the icing on the already delicious cake!

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Boeing 747-8I 2018 Private Jet starting from $403 million

The Boeing 747-8 is known as ‘the queen of the skies’, and it is not hard to realise why. The 747-8I 2018 is the latest engineering marvel created by Boeing, and it can be customised to the buyer’s request. The pre-customisation price starts at $403 million. With an interior area of 4,800 square feet, the super plane can be fitted with an office, boardroom, large bedroom, and a stately dining room. The materials used in the construction of the aircraft are of the highest quality, with no expense spared, to craft a stunning marvel of a jet.

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The Boeing 747 was first announced in 2005, since then 125 have been built and sold. Boeing Commercial Airplanes developed the wide-bodied jet airliner. The 747-8, is the third generation version, with considerable upgrades and improvements. It is the most extensive version ever, with a lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings, brand new engines, and substantially improved efficiency. It is, in fact, the longest aeroplane in the world. The non-customised version of the 747-8 can carry over 500 passengers, and it has a range of 8,000 nautical miles. The engine technology and design modifications to the newer model create a more aerodynamic design which allows for a more extended range. Furthermore, the 747-8I is 30% quieter, 16% more fuel-efficient, and is the fastest commercial and private jet airliner in the world. The newly designed interior has a redesigned stairwell, with a lengthened upper floor area, and a more spacious main entrance. The windows are 8% larger than the previous 747s, and the plane is equipped with state of the art LED lighting system which can be regulated as desired to create mood lighting.

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There can be little doubt that the Boeing 747-8I is the most technologically advanced aeroplane, truly deserving of her nickname ‘Queen of the Skies’!

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Bel Air Super Villa: A peek inside $49.9 million worth of Luxury & Style

Bel Air is undoubtedly a haunt for the rich and famous. It attracts the wealthy and is an ultra-exclusive location. It is therefore fitting that this palace of a villa is situated in the heart of Bel Air. The price is a cool $49.9 million, and understandably, it comes fully loaded with every kind of luxury imaginable and a classy style.

The villa is located in the prestigious East Gate area of Bel Air and has been renovated several times since it was built in the 1920s. This latest renovation is the most ambitious of all, with a 20,000 square foot mansion built upon the 35,000 square foot compound. It was remodelled by renowned British designer Gavin Brodin and is finished to meticulous standards.

This architectural masterpiece has a contemporary Mediterranean style and offers complete privacy. There is a colonial style gate with a lush garden surrounding the building and protected from prying eyes. The internal design provides unlimited options for entertainment, with large open spaces and bright and airy rooms.

The beautiful vine-covered pool house is accessed via spiral staircases leading down to the lower level. The mosaic swimming pool is surrounded by massive classical columns, with a bright skylight up above. Also on this level, one can find a spa and fitness centre, basketball and racquetball courts, a bowling alley, a bar, a wine cellar, a home cinema, and lavish living quarters for guests. The internal areas include eight bedrooms, most with ensuite bathrooms up on the first floor. The ground floor level has a huge kitchen, formal dining room, a couple of relaxing lounges, an office, a playroom for children and much more besides. There are twenty bathrooms in all! The modern decor is tempered with old world style, such as the wood panelled library and massive chandeliers. This Bel Air villa is indeed a dream come true and may be worth the price tag of almost $50 million!