We are all guilty of going on a spending binge right around Christmas time, but for a few of us, it is more about living the ultra-luxurious life and also making a wise investment on the way.
Vogue fashion features director Sarah Harris recently admitted that she has her eye set on a ‘Rene Boivin’s art deco platinum and diamond chevaliere ring’ this Christmas. Sold by the London-based Hancocks, the ring can be yours at £28,500 price tag.
However, if you are a more of a vintage watch person and want to add a collector’s piece to your Christmas collection, then check out “The Asprey”, which recently fetched $3,879,834 at an auction at Sotheby’s, making it the most expensive watch sold.
— David Finley (@davidmfinley) December 19, 2018
Breaking the auction record for a living artist, British-born David Hockney’s 1972 work ‘Portrait of an Artist’ was sold this year for a jaw-dropping tag of $90m!
David Hockney's 'Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)' makes a splash and sets a new #WorldAuctionRecord for a living artist, receiving $90,312,500 at auction https://t.co/TiyinVRCAs pic.twitter.com/1z7RRpEpPs
— Christie's (@ChristiesInc) November 16, 2018
If you are one of those who firmly believes that ‘diamonds are forever’, then look no beyond this gift. A rare pink diamond weighing 5.03 carats has recently set a new world record by selling for more than $2.9m!
An exceedingly rare and exceptionally beautiful fine Fancy Pink diamond weighing 5.03 carats will headline Bonhams London Fine Jewellery sale this September. https://t.co/1ErLpuq7zx pic.twitter.com/MhSPZTN15T
— Bonhams (@bonhams1793) September 3, 2018
If you are a newly-married couple looking for a snug, yet luxurious Christmas inspiration, take a look at Mike Tyson’s $2.2m 24 karat gold bathtub, which he bought some years ago.
Mike Tyson sold his $2 million solid gold bathtub to an English billionaire. pic.twitter.com/gSURIEbLxi
— Rich People Watch (@richpeoplewatch) January 23, 2016
There is more for gold lovers. A Channel 4 show had aired the story of Laban Roomes, a Dubai-based businessman famous for coating products in 24-carat liquid gold. He is reportedly offering £250,000 bicycles last Christmas!
This is the 24k Gold Men's Racing Bike 😱 🏆 pic.twitter.com/AvA8nHFjLs
— INSIDER (@thisisinsider) July 11, 2018
Last but not least, this white crocodile Hermès Himalaya handbag has been sold recently for nearly $300,000, making it the most expensive handbag ever sold for in Europe. The bag is encrusted with 10.23 carats of diamonds and is considered “the Holy Grail in a Handbag collection”, according to Christie’s website.
We've now entered realms where handbags cost more than Ferraris!
This #Hermès Matte Himalayan Nilo Crocodile sold in auction for almost $380k!
— William George & Co. (@WGAuctions) December 13, 2018