25 Of The Most Expensive Things On The Planet
By Sean HowardWeird
eventJune 04, 2017
Bathroom Made of Gold, Sapphire, Ruby and Amber: $3.5 Million
Jeweller Lam Sai-wing built this luxurious washroom in his Hong Kong shop costing him a whopping HK$27 million which is equivalent to $3.5 million USD. This swanky over-priced bathroom is made entirely of gold and precious jewels. Makes you want to consider a multi-million dollar remodel, right?
Magnetic Floating Bed: $1.6 Million
Don't you just hate how much space your traditional bed frame takes up? Why not invest in this futuristic magnetic floating bed? It will only set you back $1.6 million, no big deal. Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars spent seven years developing this magnetic support system for this hovering bed design.
Amour Amour Dog Collars: $3.2 Million
Since dog is man's best friend, how about treating Fido to this Amour Amour dog collar made out of platinum, diamonds, 18-carat white gold, and crocodile leather? It's covered in 52 carats, and features over 1,600 hand-set diamonds - finished off with a 7-carat, D-IF color-graded brilliant-shaped centerpiece. The $3.2 million pet accessory was once labeled as the "Bugatti of dog collars."
Frozen Haute Chocolate: $25,000
If you're looking to blow $25,000 on an indulgent dessert, head over to Serendipity 3 Restaurant on East 60th Street in New York City. Their 'Frrrozen Hot Chocolate' is a slushy-like dessert prepared with a blend of cocoas and milk - oh, and infused with five grams of 24-carat gold per serving.
Insure.com Domain Name: $16 Million
This is a pretty random one - but when Quinstreet, a California-based marketing firm, bought insure.com for $16 million back in 2009, they went down in Guinness Book of World Records for owning the most-expensive domain name ever. Hopefully it was money well-spent.
The 'Perfect Pink' Diamond: $23 Million
In case you were wondering how much a giant pink rock will cost you - this rectangular-shaped fancy intense pink 14.23 carat diamond auctioned off for $23 million at Christie's, New York. On either side of the pink diamond is a rectangular-shaped diamond weighing 1.73 and 1.67 carats, all mounted into an 18k rose and white gold setting.
Manhattan Parking Spot: $1 Million
You know, they're really not kidding when they say parking in New York City isn't cheap. This exclusive parking spot located in an eight-story luxury condominium building at 66 E. 11th Street in downtown Manhattan is worth an astounding $1 million - which is 6 times the price of the average American home.
Wallis Simpson Onyx and Diamond Panther Bracelet: $12.5 Million
This rare panther bracelet holds some important historical memories. It is believed that King Edward VIII gave this exquisite piece of jewelry to Wallis Simpson at his marriage ceremony. In 2010, this amazing bracelet was auctioned off for more than $12.5 million. Not too shabby of a wedding gift, right?
Jackson Pollock's Number 5, 1948: $140 Million
Perhaps you have to be really artsy to appreciate this painting's worth - which apparently is $140 million, but I just don't understand what makes it so valuable. But hey, if Jackson Pollock really made 7 figures by taking blank canvas and drizzling it with different colors of paint, then more power to him.
Hermes Birkin Handbag: $1.9 Million
Just in case you didn't feel broke already, feast your eyes on this extravagant Hermès Birkin bag designed by Japanese jeweler, Ginza Tanaka. Although the bag is rather tiny in size, it features 2,000 diamonds and was sold for a jaw-dropping $1.9 million several years ago.
Harry Winston Ruby Slippers: $3 Million
Do these dazzling red shoes look a bit familiar? In 1989, jeweler Harry Winston designed this brilliant pair of Ruby Slippers in celebration of the 50-year anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Featuring 1,350 carats of rubies from 4,600 pieces, and 50 carats of diamonds - this stunning pair of shoes is valued at approximately $3 million.
Charles Hollander Chess Set: $600,000
If this isn't the most striking chess set that you've ever laid eyes on, then I want to know what you've been playing on. This exquisite set is valued at $600,000 and consists of 320 carats of black and white diamonds. Only seven of these luxurious chess sets have ever been created.
PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition Television: $2.3 Million
If you refuse to watch a tv that doesn't boast an obnoxious amount of diamonds, then you're in luck! This PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition television from Stuart Hughes features a base outer frame crafted with 28 kilograms of solid 18ct. rose gold, 72 round-cut 1ct. diamonds, and any leftover space is set with Sunstone and Amethyst. Oh, and hand-stiched alligator skin makes up the inner bezel.
Haute Joaillerie from Chopard Watch: $25 Million
This colorful Haute Joaillerie watch from Chopard looks like it would be pretty heavy on your wrist, and not to mention your wallet. This striking watch consists of 201 carats of pink, blue, and white diamonds along the band - and at the center you will find a stunning 15-carat, heart-shaped pink diamond, a 12-carat heart-shaped blue diamond, and an 11-carat heart-shaped white diamond.
Bluefin Tuna Fish: $1.8 Million
Do you love sushi? How about loving it so much that you would spend close to two million dollars on it? This bluefin tuna fish weighing in at 222kg was caught in Aomori, Japan and was auctioned off for $1.8 million at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan on January 5, 2013.
Pablo Picasso's Les Femmes d'Alger (Version O): $179.3 Million
A new record was set for the most-expensive painting ever sold at an auction when Pablo Picasso's Les Femmes d'Alger (Version O) was sold for a whopping $179.3 million at a Christie's auction in New York. Picasso's work is truly great, but I'm not sure I would spend that much money on a single piece even if I had it.
Chopard Blue Diamond: $16.26 Million
Want to be the envy of all of your friends, and possibly even robbed? Then you have to invest in this $16.26 million enormous blue rock from Chopard! Blue diamonds are the rarest type of diamonds found in the world, and this exquisite 9-carat blue diamond is so precious that it will put other boring stones to shame.
Lamborghini Veneno: $4.5 Million
Who hasn't dreamed of owning a Lamborghini at some point in their life? The Lamborghini Veneno (which means "poison" in Spanish) was designed for Lamborghini's 50th anniversary, and outputs a horsepower of 750. There are only four of this $4.5 million car known to be in existence worldwide.
Falcon SuperNova Pink Diamond iPhone 6: $95.5 Million
If regular iPhone models are just too boring for you, maybe you should pick up the Falcon SuperNova Pink Diamond iPhone 6 for $95.5 million. The makers are even nice enough to set you up with a payment plan! This extravagant phone features an 18 karat gold casing and a huge pink diamond on the back.
Eclipse Yacht: $1.5 Billion
Owned by the 50th richest person in the world, Roman Abramovich - this yacht features three launch boats, two swimming pools, and a submarine that can submerge 50 meters. And, of course, it also has two helipads - because, why not? Its value is estimated to be close to $1.5 billion, but it's believed that it was purchased for considerably less.
L’Homme Qui Marche (Walking Man) Sculpture: $104.3 Million
This six foot tall stick-man sculpture from Alberto Giacometti is known as "L'Homme qui marche." An anonymous buyer loved Giacometti's work so much that they dropped an astounding $104.3 million on the sculpture at an auction at Sotheby's in London back in 2010.
Transmission Audio Ultimate System Speakers: $2 Million
Looking to invest in the pinnacle of speaker systems for your home? Transmission Audio sells an Ultimate system for $2 million - it consists of twelve 500W speakers, an Audio Laboratory BP-1 dual-mono power amp and a BC-1 preamp. The system also includes forty 15" subwoofers and an additional twenty-four 5" woofers.
Antilia in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: $2 Billion
In case you wanted to torture yourself by admiring the most expensive home in the world, here you have it. The construction of the Antilia residence cost a staggering $1 billion, and sold to Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani for $2 billion. The skyscraper features 27 stories and 4,00,000 sq. ft. It is managed by a staff of 600 people.
Heintzman Crystal Piano: $3.22 Million
As if traditional pianos aren't elegant enough, this Heintzman Pianos design made in Beijing is 9 feet, and made entirely out of crystal. This striking piano was used for the Beijing Olympic Games, and was purchased at an auction by a private bidder for $3.22 million - making it one of the most-expensive instruments in the world.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO: $52 Million
Everyone loves a well-maintained classic car, but for this unnamed buyer, the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO meant much more than that. This car that was previously owned by Paul Pappalardo, a collector in Connecticut, USA - sold in a private transaction for a jaw-dropping $52 million!