Part of a collection owned by Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII of England, this Wallis Simpson onyx and diamond panther bracelet is the world’s most expensive bracelet ever sold at auction. Apart from its exquisite craftsmanship, this diamond bracelet is a piece of history.
7. Feather of Huia Bird, 10,000 USD A feather of the now extinct Huia Bird, is now the only known remain, and it was picked up by an anonymous bidder and 10Gs. Source: overheard 6. Parking spot Manhattan, 1 million USD This parking spot lies in the posh locality of downtown Manhattan, and costs 6 times the average American home. Source: autoblog 5.
Stories of a $1 million parking spot graced the Internet last year when the new development at 42 Crosby Street in Manhattan set that record, high-bar price. Supply and demand in real estate has rarely seemed quite so pronounced—unless the asphalt is literally diamond encrusted.
6. Parking spot Manhattan, 1 million USD This parking spot lies in the posh locality of downtown Manhattan, and costs 6 times the average American home. Source: autoblog 5. The 'Perfect Pink', 23 million USD Auctioned at Christie's, New York, this 14-carat perfect pink diamond fetched a whopping 23 million dollars. Source: Observer 4.
Qatar Purchases Cézanne’s The Card Players for More Than $250 Million, Highest Price Ever for a Work of Art With this landmark score, the tiny, oil-rich nation joins a massively exclusive club: only five Card Players exist, and the other four are in world-class collections such as the Musée d’Orsay and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Its previous owner, Paul Pappalardo from Greenwich, Connecticut, sold his Ferrari 250 GTO from 1963 to an undisclosed buyer for the record sum of 52 million USD. The previous record was held by Ferrari 250 GTO (1962) too. That one was driven by Sir Stirling Moss and it was sold for 35 million USD last year.
Antilia, a 27-story skyscraper on the pricey Altamount Road in Mumbai, is the most expensive home in the world, valued at upwards of $1 billion. Mukesh Ambani, an Indian business tycoon and multibillionaire, moved into the 400,000-square-foot mansion in 2012 with his wife and three children.
Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that the budget for Apple's new "spaceship" campus has risen from $3 billion to "nearly $5 billion." Citing five anonymous sources, the publication notes that the stretched budget would make Apple Campus 2 more expensive than the World Trade Center complex currently under construction.
The Marina Bay Sands sits on 15.5 hectares of very expensive Singapore land. Its three hotel towers connected by a top-level walkway are now a dominant feature of the city’s skyline, and the building’s design has drawn praise and acclaim from architects all around the world.
It was the third most expensive building ever constructed. The resort occupies over 49 hectares (120 acres) of land and, when fully open, will employ more than 10,000 people directly. Resorts World Sentosa is a sister resort to Resorts World Genting, Pahang, Malaysia and Resorts World Manila, Philippines.
The Abraj Al-Bait (Translated as "The Towers of the House") is a government-owned megatall complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project that strives to modernize the city in catering to its pilgrims.