Thursday, November 12, 2009
Most expensive Christmas bauble-Hallmark Jewellers
sets world record
TICHFIELD, Hampshire, UK--The Christmas Tree Bauble
Jewelers is made of 18 carat white gold with 1,578
diamonds encrusted on the surface surrounded by two red rings
made of 188 rubies and is valued at $130,000 (£82,000) -which
sets the new world record for the Most
expensive Christmas bauble.
Photo: Three stunning one carat diamonds
adorn the centre band of this unique 18 carat gold Christmas
decoration. Orbiting this spectacular bauble are two ruby
encrusted rings. (enlarge
most valuable Christmas Tree Bauble is presented in a
bespoke hand made wooden box complete with a stand.
It is so valuable it is being kept in a
steel-framed case surrounded by 6mm thick laminated glass.
The box is surrounded by a high tech microwave
bubble, which sounds if it is broken, and even has an extra
internal alarm which fills the shop with smoke if it goes
expensive Christmas ornament took over a year to make.
Just to give you an idea of the attention spent on it, over
130 hours were taken up just setting the gems in it.
expensive Christmas ornament is the brain child of Mark
Hussy, owner of the Hallmark
Jewelers family business.
Steven Jordan FGA, DGA, who heads the team
of valuers based at the London Assay Office and gave the bauble
its astonishing price.
Creator and Hallmark
Jewelers partner Mark Hussey, 38, says; "This is the
second bauble we have created and our most valuable by far.
As the name 'Faberge' has become synonymous with Easter Eggs,
I hope the name of Hallmark
Jewelers will be forever linked to Christmas."
The National Association of Goldsmiths
have independently valued the gold and diamond bauble to be
“It is very important to highlight
the craftsmanship and excellence this beautiful ornament represents.
Luxury offerings should add value to the perception of luxury
and quality. The Christmas
Tree Bauble represents the highest quality of luxury to
add a unique holiday experience,” stated CR Cataunya Ransom
Lead Publicist of Mosnar
The previous Guinness world record for the
expensive Christmas bauble was £26,874.
Related world records:
expensive Christmas tree-world record set by Ginza Tanaka
Candy Store-world record set by Candylicious Dubai
expensive diamond-world record set by The Wittelsbach Diamond
Christmas world records...
November 12, 2009