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12-19-2010, 10:05 PM #1
Most Expensive Stuffs in the world...............
Most Expensive Belt
Republica Fashion’s Gucci 30cts.diamond belt – $249,000
Of course, within days of the original publication of this article a brand new Most Expensive Belt in the World was unveiled. A collaboration between Goldstriker International and U.K. designer Stuart Hughes, this belt was commissioned by an anonymous client of Republica Fashion. It’s a Gucci belt with the Gucci monogrammed belt buckle replaced by a more extravagant platinum buckle with 30 carats of diamonds placed along the upright G.
Most Expensive Shoes
Price: $3 million
Stuart Weitzman’s Cinderella Slippers: $2 million
Worn by singer Alison Krauss at the 2004 Academy Awards, these shoes were Weitzman’s next pair of fantasy-themed slippers. They are studded with 565 Kwiat diamonds—55 carats of clear diamonds and a single 5-carat gem. Unfortunately, they’re probably not made of glass. They are currently on display in Beverly Hills, California.
Stuart Weitzman and Le Vian evening shoes: $2 million
Made in conjunction between Stuart Weitzman and the 500-year-old tradition of the Le Vian name, these stunning slippers are made of silver leather set with over 200 carats of precious stones. There are over 185 carats of museum-quality tanzanite gemstones along the ankle bracelets, including the two 16-carat gems hanging from each. Additionally, there are 28 carats of diamonds along the front straps.
Harry Winston’s Ruby Slippers: $3 million
While the original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland were made with sequins, these spectacular slippers designed by Ronald Winston of the House of Harry Winston to mark the classic movie’s fiftieth anniversary used real rubies. The slippers include 4,600 rubies totaling 1,350 carats (as well as 50 carats of diamonds) which took craftsman Javiar Barerra two months to set. Made in 1989, the world’s most expensive shoes were still on sale in 2000.
Most Expensive Phone Number: 666 6666
Price: £1.5m, or around $2,750,000 US
In many areas of the world you can phone switch carriers but keep your phone number. This is known as phone number portability. Caller id and cell phones have encouraged many people to stop memorizing phone numbers, because simply by hitting a button, a person can connect to someone who recently called. It is easy to see that some phone numbers are easier to remember than others. In May of 2006 the most expensive phone number was sold in a charity auction in Doha, Qatar.
The expensive phone number 666 6666 reportedly sold for 10m Qatari riyals or £1.5m, or around $2,750,000 US. In the West some consider 6 the imperfect number, but this is apparently not the consensus in Qatar.
The Register reports that the Chinese number 8888 8888 was previously the most expensive phone number, selling for £270,000 to Sichuan Airlines.
Most Expensive Domain Name: insure.com
sold to QuinStreet for $16 million in 2009
For over half a decade, Business.com reigned as the world’s most expensive domain name after its 1999 sale for $7.5 million. That was shortly after the site was founded by former Walt Disney Internet Group chairman Jake Winebaum and Earthlink founder Sky Dayton. The domain retained its record until 2006, when Match.com founder Gary Kremen decided to get out of the adult entertainment industry and sold Sex.com for $14 million (or $12 million, depending on who you ask) in 2006.
While the current market for internet domains is nowhere as solid as it was during the dot-com peak, the market remains strong and is experiencing solid growth. Each year tens of millions of dollars are exchanged during the resale of domains.
The record for most expensive domain name ever sold changed hands again in late 2009, when internet marketing firm QuinStreet purchased Insure.com for $16 million. Other top dollar domain sales of 2009 include Toys.com, purchased by Toys ‘R Us for $5.1 million in March of 2009, and Candy.com, sold for $3 million in June of 2009.
Most Expensive Book: Codex Leicester
By Leonardo da Vinci, written in mirror writing on expensive paper with lawn finish. Bill Gates bought it for 24 millions dollars.
Most Expensive Gown
Price: RM100M (Malaysian Ringgit)
The world’s most expensive gown, created at a cost of RM100mil, was truly a sight to behold. Encrusted with 751 diamonds weighing over 1,100 carats, the iconic “Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur” was unveiled at the STYLO Fashion Grand Prix KL on Friday evening.
Kavita parading the RM100mil dress, which was unveiled at the Mercedes Benz Stylo Fashion Grand Prix Awards 2009 in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
All eyes were drawn to it as actress Kavita Sidhu slowly sashayed down the runway in the glittery, off-shoulder burgundy gown.
The tear-drop diamond is set at the left bustier of the dress.
Trailing behind her was a 6m-long train studded with diamonds and Swarovski crystals while a spectacular 70 carat tear-drop diamond from international jeweller Mouawad sparkled on the gown’s left bustier.
Faisol with the RM100mil ‘Nightingale of KL’ dress. The dress is a combination of Tafetta, raw silk, satin silk, satin net and chiffon.
12-21-2010, 12:01 PM #2
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- Oct 2010
dR Angel I wanted to ask that in who`s custody was the book written by Leonardo da Vinci earlier.
12-23-2010, 08:17 AM #3
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- Mar 2008