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Most expensive cocktail: 15,250 pounds a pop ($30,517 USD)
The world’s most expensive cocktail contains a diamond ring instead of
an olive! The drink, created by Harvey Nichols in Manchester, has to be
escorted to diner’s tables flanked by security guards. The dazzle
cocktail contains a six and a half carrot pink tourmaline and diamond
ring set in 18-carrot white gold. The drink was the brainchild of
senior bartender Jay Malik, 24, who was asked to devise a drink to fit
with the restaurant’s Pink Dinners month. A special safe has been
brought in for the bar to keep the rings in and customers can choose
any ring they want from the range – the most expensive being a 27,000
pounds sterling two-carrot engagement ring.
Most expensive shoes: 1 million pounds ($2,000,000 USD)
Would you feel like a princess or what when you wear something worth 1m
pounds? The most expensive shoes in the world were on sale at Harrods
in London. After a photo-call for the press, the shoes were locked away
in a bullet-proof case where they will be guarded round-the-clock. The
shoes, inspired by the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, were woven
from platinum thread and set with 642 rubies. They were designed by
Most expensive hair cut: 1,925 pounds ($3,851 USD)
If you want London stylist Lee Stafford to cut your hair, make sure you
are extra loaded. He calls it a “couture cut”. And the only place where
you can get one is his house. Champagne, hors d’oeuvres and a follow-up
trim as part of the package.
Most expensive house: 70 million pounds ($140,000,000 USD)
This one is hardly a secret: The infamously lavish new estate in
England known as Updown Court in Windlesham, north Surrey. 103 rooms,
58 acres, a private helipad, five swimming pools. Forbes.com put the
mansion at the top of its list of “the priciest residences on the
planet” which are for sale.
Most expensive tea bag: 7,500 pounds ($15,000 USD)
To celebrate PG Tips 75th birthday, Boodles jewelers produced this tea
bag. It took three months to make and has been hand-crafted using 280
diamonds. Pete Harbour, spokesman for PG Tips has been quoted: “As it’s
our 75th birthday, we wanted to do something special to remind people
just how much they love the great British cup of tea.”
Most expensive jeans: Over $ 4,000
They wanted to be “the Mercedes-Benz, the Maybach of the denim
industry”. And APO jeans have done just that with a pair costing as
much as $ 4,000 or more. They offer mens and ladies jeans with Silver
Buttons and Rivets at $1,000, 14k White or Yellow Gold Button and
Rivets at $1,500, Platinum Button and Rivets at $3,250, and the Diamond
Button and Rivets start at $4,000. All Jeans will come with
Authenticity Number as well as an Appraisal Sheet from a top Jeweler in
the NY diamond district. Of course, you could buy the economy version:
they run only $1,000 a pair. APO jeans are constructed from denim woven
in India that costs $40 a yard, compared with the $2- to $3-per-yard
cost of materials for most designer denim. Buttons and rivets are made
with precious metals or, if a customer is willing to shell out $4,000
or more, up to a dozen white diamonds on the main button.
Most expensive watch: $11 million
One of the most complicated watches ever made, it also became the
most expensive watch ever sold when it was hammered down for $11
million at Sotheby’s. The gold pocket watch features 24 complications, (Complications are
mechanical functions of the watch other than the hours, minutes and
Most expensive phone: 28, 000 pounds ($56,000 USD)
Peter Aloisson, who makes phones covered in gold and diamonds for
affluent clients, is the man responsible for making the most expensive
phone ever. It costs more than a BMW 3-series convertible, or a Jaguar
S-Type. A Motorola covered in 1200 diamonds and featuring a keyboard
soaked in 18-carat gold, the phone is priced at 28, 000 pound sterling.
The new phone beat the previous record held by another Aloisson
‘Diamante’ phone – an identical model featuring a paltry 950 diamonds
laid into the gold bodywork. That phone retailed for 23, 000 pound
sterling. “The people who buy my phones don’t have to worry about
security – they all have bodyguards,” he told UK tabloid The Sun.
Most expensive nail polish: $250
How special could you feel by wearing sheer nail polish that has
platinum dust in it? And how many people would be mad enough to do
that? Many! The ‘I Do’ polish, the most expensive in the world, is a
collaboration by Allure magazine, platinum supplier Johnson Matthey,
PGI and Essie Cosmetics. The polish costs $250 per bottle. However, the
first bottle was displayed in special bottle made with a platinum top
and base that is valued at $55,000.
Most expensive tie: 1 crore
When fully dressed Salman Khan paraded on a red ramp displaying the
most expensive tie in the world, the picture was splashed all over the
globe. The tie, studded with 261 diamonds of 77 carat each and made of
pure silk with 150 grams of gold, is priced at a whopping Rs 1 crore.
It is designed by Satya Paul and the Suashish Diamond group.
Most expensive perfume: 47,500 pounds ($95,000 USD)
At 47,500 pound sterling, it is the world’s most expensive perfume.
Indeed, the best things come in small packages. The fragrance, created
by renowned British perfumer Arthur Burnham, is held in a 4 in bottle
made with platinum, 24 carat gold, rubies and diamonds.
Most expensive pen: $265,000
Swiss company Caran d’Ache made ‘La Modernista Diamonds’ a pen that was
sold in Harrods, London, for $265,000. Created in memory of architect
Antonio Gaudi, the rhodium-coated solid silver pen has an 18-karat gold
pen point and is pave-set with 5,072 diamonds and 96 half-cut rubies.
Most expensive work of art: $104 million
A masterpiece by Pablo Picasso, painted in 1905 when he was just 24
years old, became the most expensive piece of art ever sold when it
went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York for $104m. The painting,
Garcon a la Pipe (Boy with a Pipe) is one of the most important early
works by the artist ever to appear on the market.
Most expensive truffle: 28,000 pounds for 1.88 lbs ($56,000 for 1.88 lbs USD)
An expensive little Italian restaurant in Knightsbridge, Zafferano
bought the most expensive truffle in the world. For how much? Just take
a deep breath! Zefferano paid 28,000 for just 1.88 lbs of Italian white
truffle during a charity auction in Tuscany.
Most expensive teddy bear: Price on request
Silk and find mohair give the 125 Karat Teddy bear a unique sheen.
Golden threads are hand-knotted in the fur. Eyes are set in yellow gold
and are made of sapphire cabochons, surrounded by diamonds. The ear
button is 24 karat gold. The Teddy is 50 cm tall and has a growler. The
teddy bear was made to pay homage to Margarete Steiff, 125 years after
her start with a fabric elephant pin cushion so many years ago.
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