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Royal family jewelry collections

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One of the most striking exhibits was the jewelry brand for the use of royal families – Dior Batra. As one of the most expensive royal jewelers in Europe, its jewelries are all handmade by 114 people from its family. They have made jewelry and provided jewelry ordering service for 27 royal family members including the Saudi royal family and the Belgian princess.

Freshwater pearl set

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This freshwater pearl set comes with matching beautiful pearl earrings. The most popular freshwater pearl bridesmaid jewelry sets are those of white Akoya pearls. White Akoya pearl jewelry is available in both freshwater pearls and saltwater pearls and they have overtones of rose and ivory with a touch of luminescent silver. Freshwater pearl jewelry goes beautifully with summer weddings, usually summer brides will select her bridesmaid’s dresses in soft palettes like pink, peach and lavender.

Rubie Bulgari ring

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Rubies are also high in value with the most expensive being purchased in 2006 for a staggering 3.5 million dollars. It was 8.62 carats, set in a Bulgari ring and colored in a highly desired “pigeon’s-blood red”, which is a deep red color with a hint of blue. The exceptionally rare color and carat weight made this sparkler a record breaker. It’s rumored that after auction this gem was sold to the Sultan of Brunei and presented to one of his wives as a gift.

Most expensive shoes made by Roger Vivier

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These shoes are the most expensive shoes made by Roger Vivier. Fresh off the SHOE Presses: a pair of very special evening shoes designed for the late Princess Soraya of Iran in 1962 was sold at a recent Paris auction--at the Aguttes Paris auction house--for the amount of 19,750 Euro, or $26,629.06 to be exact (at current exchange rates). Crafted with topaz and silver threads, the kitten heel was created by Roger Vivier in 1962.

$27,700 Fendi “B.Bag“

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This Fendi “B.Bag“ hailing the return of the structured bag, this might be Fendi’s best seller since the Baguette. Although the white lambskin runway bag (pictured on the runway) was well-received, the $27,700 black crocodile version is truly coveted.

Custom Nike ZF-1 snowboard boots

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These Custom Nike ZF-1 snowboard boots were inspired by Japanese art forms such as the Saint Seiya and Berserk. This set of boots use extensive amounts of yellow gold to form a carved structure, which perhaps is more like a cover of a white shoe inside. Nicknamed the American Eagle Snowboard Zoom Force 1, these boots were the brainchild of Osamu Koyama from the designer label Complete Technique, who had got into a partnership with famous sportswear brand, Nike. Mr. Koyama used gold plates and carved them individually on the basis of each of the 2 Japanese entities, which we mentioned earlier. The shoes have then been given an opal pendant on the front, furthering the core idea of an outlandish design. Internally, the Nike Snowboard Zoom Force 1 boot lies hiding, visible only from the back end.

Wazuma V8

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This Wazuma V8 was built by French firm Lazareth, and is the world’s most expensive quad bike and only one of it is made available for sale. The powerful racing machine is powered by a 250bhp Ferrari engine and a six speed gearbox, controlled by the handlebars from a BMW M3. It boasts a top speed of 150pmh. The one-off bike for approx. $262,238, a perfect splurge if you own a private racetrack!

The Detonator

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Every man loves mean bikes, but this one is anything but mean. It’s indeed the world’s most expensive electric motorcycle, so spending a $100,000 won’t at least have any conscientious ripples afterwards. The futuristic motorcycle is powered by a lithium-ion battery that goess 80-100 miles on a one-hour charge. The bike has a top speed of 120 mph. The Detonator is on sale to customers in the US, Europe and Saudi Arabia.

Marchi Mobile's eleMMEnt Palazzo

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If Airstream is known for its classic caravans, Marchi Mobile will be known for its futuristic leisure camper vans with its element series. The element palazzo combines the characteristics from motor, yachting and aviation and morphs it into a sci-fi style camper van with extravagant and hi-tech interiors. The VIP shuttle will set you back $3,000,000.

Benetti Yachts "Galaxy"

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This luxury yacht is called Benetti Yachts "Galaxy".This yacht can do a long range of 12 knots and a max range of 15 knots. Up forward on the Sun Deck, the teak plank-lined Jacuzzi whirlpool presents the best in bubbling tranquility. Surrounded by Plexiglas wind screens, it also has two separate sofas for next in line, at the corners.The dining experience aboard Galaxy can be as formal or informal as the party pleases. On the upper deck Sky Lounge an exciting concept in dining offers a large glass paneled dining room with a circular dining table. Décor is European plain tree and sycamore, and teak. Glass panels slide open to provide a 180-degree view of the vast seascape. The dining table seats 8 to 14 in complete comfort. There is also double screen entertainment; a 42” plasma screen, plus a 77” retractable screen with projector for home cinema. Floors for this area, as well as the foyer and lobbies, are Burma teak parquet, easy-care and visually attractive. Inside twin el…

Palmer Johnson's Stunning NEW 150' concept yacht

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This Palmer Johnson's Stunning NEW 150 concept yachts was design by Nuvolari & Lenard, Palmer Johnsons'. Commissioned by a current PJ 120’ owner, the new 150’ turns up the excitement with a super-sleek raised pilothouse superyacht that has masterfully fused fashion and function. The chic new 150’ has some super-slick ideas too, like a flybridge that features a glass atrium roof panel that slides fore & aft. You can choose to cruise in sun or in shade! Other clever concealments include a custom swim platform with a self-deploying ladder and a hydraulically powered tender garage. The 150’ will be constructed with an aluminum hull and a combination FRP/Aluminum superstructure to keep the weight down and the speed up. To ensure this, the new 150’ is powered by a pair of MTU 16V4000 DDEC marine diesels rated at 3,650 hp. These mega-plants will spin ZF 4-5 blade props @2100 rpm’s, located in tunnel pockets that are recessed into a fully planning hull. Although performance d…

Alaskan 80' Pilothouse

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This yacht is called Alaskan 80' Pilothouse.The cruise speed for this yacht has 19 knots , and the cruise speed can get up to 23 knots. Looking forward from the aft deck, major space is devoted to the well-appointed salon. The salon flaunts its masculine orientation with satin finish cherry-wood cabinetry and slender glass doors – enclosing glassware – resembling an English club-room writing-desk/secretary. Centered is the 42” flat screen TV. At right is a woven rattan casual chair, while forward, three steps up, can be seen the entrance to the galley and wheelhouse. The galley/bar is outfitted with a U-line beverage cooler – a 20-lb. capacity icemaker, no less – and glass storage, handy to the forward helm station as well as dining areas. Beyond that, the galley will please the most demanding cruising chef. Wall surfaces and bulkheads are glistening cherry veneer, while countertops feature black granite. Cabinets are cherry-wood with a hand-rubbed satin finish. A full complement…