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Most Expensive Pens

You probably think pen is the cheapest thing in the world, right? Wrong, at least not the ones in this list. Pens have never really been a sign of prestige, however looking at some of the most expensive pens in the world; one may like to rethink it as a status symbol.

1. Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece, priced at $730,000
Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece is a pen possibly the most expensive one of its kind. Jointly created by Mont Blanc and Van Cleef & Arpels, the amazing work of art has 840 diamonds and 20 carats of gem stones set in a way that is known as “Mystery Setting” with artfully hidden settings. Designed over a period of eighteen months, with rubies, sapphires or emeralds there are three versions in total of nine pieces.
 
2. La Modernista Diamonds
Made in 1999 by a Caran d’Ache of Switzerland La Modernista Diamonds is one more among classy pens that fetched $265,000 at Harrods London. Made of rhodium-coated solid silver parts and 18 carat gold nib coated with rhodium it has 5,072 Wesselton diamonds and 96 rubies. The Robert Perron work of art was completed in six months.
 
3. Ripple H.R.H. Limited Edition
This fountain pen the Visconti product is not just a pen, it’s a masterpiece of excellence, technique and imagination. Containing 18 carat white gold and diamonds a two-tone 18 carat nib it is valued at $57,000. The unique feature is its filling method with two containers. It is available in two versions viz. white gold and black. Notable of Visconti art work is Forbidden City H.R.H. Limited Edition fountain Pen. Costing $42,200 it is made of black resin it has 18 carat gold and diamonds and Power Filler ink filling method, a unique Visconti creation.
 
4. Grayson Tighe Limited Edition
Grayson Tighe is a known German pen maker. Their Grayson Tighe Limited Edition fountain and roller ball pens range between $22,000 and $24,000. The Gold is carefully turned ornamentally, an age old system of garnishing objects turned on lathe. Their nibs are traditionally hand-made containing 18 carat yellow gold engraved in Acanthus leaf and Iridium tip.
 
5. OMAS Limited Edition
Costing $16,500 apiece, OMAS Limited Edition pens are an unusual Greek artwork with only 50 pieces available. Made in Corinthian style by Lysicrates, the tube is prominently carved in Laocoon pattern. The cap is adorned by a diamond set, an example of traditional skills and bears testimony to the lifestyles of the rulers.

Most Expensive Jewelry

Diamonds, rubies and emeralds who doesn’t want these? Jewelry has been an object of fascination, especially for women, since ages. It adorns almost every part of the body, right from hairpins to toe rings. Jewelry has also been evolved as a status symbol, where many buy expensive jewelries simply to boost their status in the society. Below is a list of such status enhancing jewels

1. Blue Diamond Ring by Chopard
Priced at $16.26 million, this oval shaped blue diamond ring has triangle shaped shoulders of diamond and 18 carat white gold band with diamond paved in. Blue diamonds are amongst the rarest of colored natural gems.

2. Garrad’s Heart of the Kingdom Ruby
This world’s most pricey necklace at $14 million, has a 40.63-carat, Burma Rube of heart shape in the center with necklace containing 155-carat diamonds. The necklace can also be worn as a tiara.

3. Diamond Drop Earrings from House of Harry-Winston
Made out of two pear-shaped 60.01-carat diamonds mounted in platinum these are estimated at $8.5 million. As plain as icicles, but long lasting, they can prove to be elegant and appropriate for any outfit.
 
4. Diamond and Emerald Necklace by Chopard
Made up of 191-carats Colombian emeralds it is estimated at about $3 million. An implicit cascade of green and white, this glorious Diamond and Emerald Necklace is wholly set with 16-carats drop shaped rose-cut diamonds.
 
5. Regal Diamond Pendant by Tiffany & Co.
A 41.4-carat impeccably cut, pear shaped diamond set in platinum with fitting hardly noticeable, is supposed to fetch about $2.5 million. This glittering choker lies softly on the neck evoking awesome glamour, not to forget its charming blue box.
 
Other expensive jewelries include the Diamond of Hope, The 6.04-carat Blue Diamond ring, Tiffany Novo 25.27-carat Yellow Diamond Ring, etc.

Most Expensive Champagnes

Champagne is a shining wine and it was named on champagne region in France. Basically cultivated by small individual grower and it also taste like honey and had a depth of fragrance that makes it famous worldwide.

Let’s take a look of some of most expensive champagne in the world:
 
1. Pernod-Ricard Perrier-Jouet - $50,000
Each of the 100 sets contains twelve bottles of fine, expensive champagne. Marketed only to the ultra-rich, buyers will have the chance personalize their drinking experience by choosing the liqueur used in the champagne—and they’ll have to fly to Eastern France to do so. The sets are being sold to consumers in the United States, Britain, Japan, China, Russia, Switzerland and France. The price even includes a storage nest where the champagne may be allowed to age for up to eight months!
 
2. Dom Perignon White Gold Jeroboam - $40,000
During the same year, a limited edition bottle of Dom Perignon became the most expensive champagne in the world. Sold in three-liter bottles, the Dom Perignon White Gold Jeroboam was sold to commemorate the New Year. Much of its price, however, is surely due to the white gold bottle from which the expensive wine takes its name.
 
3. Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck - $275,000
These hundred year old bottles of Champagne from the Heidsieck vineyard in Champagne took over eighty years to reach their destination. Shipped to the Russian Imperial family in 1916, a shipwreck off the coast of Finland caused this champagne to be lost at sea until divers discovered over 200 bottles in 1997. Now they’re finally being sold—to wealthy guests at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow, at least. Of course, the wine’s extraordinary tale and incredible age are what makes it the world’s most expensive champagne.
 
4. Cristal Brut 1990 “Methuselah” - $17,625
This six-liter, gold-labeled bottle of Cristal Brut 1990, dubbed the Methuselah, was sold at a Sotheby’s auction in New York to an undisclosed buyer in 2005. At the time, Cristal was a favorite of the hip-hop crowd.
 
Well, other most expensive champagne are Clos Du Mesnil, Dom Perignon Rose, Grande siècle, Ca’Del Bosco, Bollinger Blanc de Noirs Vieilles Vignes Francaises, Schramsberg J schamm and Grande siècleetc.

Most Expensive Wines

Can you guess which the most expensive wine in the world is? Today’s sophisticated people have unquenchable taste and craving for wines. Passion for wines is not novel to the cultured world. Other than drinking wines, people also like to gather them. Some get attracted by the brands, some for bottles and some look for the wine’s origin. At the end, super-expensive exceptional vintages are the costliest. Here is an interesting list of costliest wines in the world
 
1. Chateau Lafite 1787
It was auctioned at Christie’s London for $160,000. This exclusive bottle of wine bears Ambassador of France, Thomas Jefferson’s initials engraved on the glass, which was a common practice in the 18th century for large purchases from the Chateau.

2. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1945
An elite wine sold in six bottles was priced for $310,000 making a single bottle cost for nearly $60,000. Jeroboam Mouton Rothschild 1945 is certainly genuine in flavor and quality. Jeroboam is a typical wine featuring a very rare Mouton Rothschild label by Baron Philippe de Rothschild. It also holds a “V” mark standing for victory and end of Second World War.

3. 1784 Chateau d’Yquem
It is a leading Cru Superieur wine coming from Sauternes region of the Bordeaux vineyards. The highest price fetched was $56,588 makes it the third most expensive wine. It received rave appraisals from around the world for defeating the world’s most excellent wines.
 
4. Massandra Wine Sherry de la Frontera 1775
It is Massandra Wineries collections oldest wine. This wine fetched an outrageous amount of $43,500 for a single bottle at its auction at Sotheby’s London in 2001. Massandra’s vault contains about a million bottles of Western European and Russian wines and this was the oldest of the Western European assortment.
 
Most of the finest wines having far-fetched prices are sold at auctions. These wines draw astonishing prices at auctions mainly due to the excitement attached with each of these bottles and severe competition at the time of auction.


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