Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rare Blue Diamond Auctioned

Get a load of them apples, er...carrots! An exquisite, rare blue diamond weighing 7.03 carats was auctioned in Switzerland for a cool 10.5 MILLION Swiss Francs, or 9.49 MILLION DOLLARS. Now that's some engagement present for a June wedding, don't you think? And one of the funnest things about this extraordinary sale is the new owner gets to name the stone for all time! I think he or she should name it "The Holy Mackerel", short for "Holy Mackerel, what the heck have I just done? Mom's gonna kill me for spending the family fortune!"

And in an irony that has not escaped me, during the sale of millions and millions of dollars of incredible jewelry that will give you an asthma attack as you gasp at the dazzling oppulence, there was also a display from a collection of torture devices from a private collector to be auctioned at a later date. The gem below was placed in a person's mouth and expanded, and you can just imagine the rest.

Hmmm, do you think the auction house might have made even more money on the jewels if they had waited to disply these devices? After all I am sure there were a few people in the crowd who may have felt a little guilty hearing their mother's voices whispering in their heads saying things like, "Johnny, now don't spend all your money in one place", or "Brenda, you know what I've taught you about buying the first thing you see"!

You can read more about the sale of the fantastic blue diamond and other pieces sold right HERE.


Just Jules said...

hmmm amazing stuff. where have I been? I just realized how many posts of yours I have missed - Spring is darn busy for us. So is the nature of our business

drollgirl said...

that ring is divine and would look lovely on ME! hahahaha.

and the torture device?!?!? HORRORS!!!!!

Pen Pen said...

Oh wow!! I would LOVE to have a ring like that blue pockets are a little shallow, but it'll be the first thing I get after my private plane :) yay!