10 most expensive things in the world that costs their money.
Hello dear friend, today I am going to show You for real unbelievable things which may seem too expensive, but they actually cost every cent spent.
10. Chess Set: Charles Hollander
Charlie Hollander has been the diamond business for over fifty years; his grandfather started the family business in Belgium over a century ago. Charlie is a third generation diamond manufacturer. Currently he and his son, Nir Hollander, operate GemStone King, one of the largest online jewelers in the world. But Charlie is no ordinary jeweler. He has always been obsessed by the great power and dazzling beauty of diamonds. He has always wanted to make diamond creations that were totally new and unique.
The first showcase creation was a diamond-encrusted chess set, which Charlie conceived in 1996. The chess pieces and the chessboard in this set took over 9,000 hours to create and were crafted from over 1 kilogram of gold and set with 9,900 black and white diamonds. It didn’t take long before one of Charlie’s customers was enchanted by this creation and bought the set for $1 million! As a result of that first success, Charlie began getting orders for other jeweled works of art, for example:
- Diamond Backgammon Set (created with 61,082 black, white and yellow diamonds. This magnificent work of art took 10,000 hours to create and costs $1.5 million
- Diamond Chess Sets: one of the most popular items in the Charles Hollander collection, chess sets are priced from $400,000 to over $1 million Diamond Roulette Wheel: it took over 4800 hours, 3.5 kg of gold and over 200 carats of colorful diamonds to create this masterpiece.
Because of the great popularity of the Charles Hollander Collection, Charlie created a number of small objects which he designed and which were manufactured in small lots for discriminating individuals. These items include:
- Diamond Golf Ball (actual size) 11 crts of black and white diamonds, retail price 18.000 dollars Diamond Soccer Ball in different sizes from 1,5 cm diameter till 4 cm running from 7.000 dollars till 13.000 dollars
Diamond Pens in different colors of diamonds and different shapes
9. Car: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
WHO said cars weren’t a good investment? Definitely not the lucky few who own a 1960s Ferrari GTO who are cashing in on their investment with the iconic sports coupe fetching mega bucks at auction.
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold this weekend at the RM Sotheby’s auction at Monterey, California, for a world record auction price of $US48.4 million ($66m). This exact model last traded hands in 2000 for $US7 million (then $11.86m).
8. City: Tokyo
Price: $1,200 per square meter (Business real estate) Although London and Paris were the previous contenders for this position, today three of the most expensive cities in the world are all found in Japan.
7. Hotel Room: Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson in Geneva
Price: $65,000 per night
With 10 rooms and 7 bathrooms the pricetag should come as no surprise.
6. Piano: Heintzman Crystal
Behold the splendor of crystal-clear transparency and melody, the Heintzman Crystal Piano. This seductive work of art holds the title of the most expensive piano to date, at the cool price of $3.22 million. It was made completely of crystal and made its debut during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
This stylish and unique piano was sold to an anonymous bidder in an auction after the invigorating performance by world famous pianist, Lang Lang, during the Games.
5. Motorcycle: Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike
This four wheeled 1,500 lb monster goes from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds with a top speed above 300 mph.
4. Champagne: Heidsieck Monopole 1907
In the late 90′s an underwater search party stumbled across a century old shipwreck containing 2,000 bottles of this French champagne.
3. Domain Name: Insure.com
Price: $16 million
When Quinstreet, the California based marketing firm, bought insure.com in 2009 they went down in the Guinness Book of World Records for owning the most expensive domain name ever.
2. Drawing: Raphael’s Head of a Muse
Price: $47.9 million
Although it was estimated to sell at only $20 million it ended up going for over twice that at a 2009 auction by Christie’s London
- Parking Spot: Manhattan
Price: $1 million
Located in eight-story luxury condominium building at 66 E. 11th St in downtown Manhattan, this million dollar parking spot is worth more than 6 times the national price of a single family home.