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Montblanc celebrated a truly spectacular and deserving tribute to her Serene Highness Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco by launching their brand new exclusive ‘Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco’ in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The collection was unveiled to support her artistic legacy of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. The three one-of-a-kind limited edition on display included timepieces, fine jewellery and writing instruments that reflect her timeless elegance, style and sophistication. This was witnessed by 350 VIP guests at the global launch of the fabulous Montblanc Collection. A timepiece with an opulent three-dimensional drop of pink sapphire and writing instruments adorned with petal-cut diamonds, pink sapphires and topazes were just the start of this tremendous collection of the evening. The ‘Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco’ Timepiece is limited to 8 pieces only.

The 76 sparkling baguette cut diamonds on decorated on the bezel and horns, combined with the three-dimensional drop cut pink sapphires at 6 o’clock to epitomize the femininity and aristocratic taste of Her Serene Highness. The dial face and flange sparkle with a cascade of 177 brilliant cut diamonds set in shimmering mother of pearl. The case is crafted from 18 K red gold and has a finely engraved back with the Princesse Grace de Monaco monogram. This exclusive timepiece features a white alligator strap and is on exhibition at two gala events in New York (November 2011) and Los Angeles (February 2012).

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John Hardy jewelry - Naga Crown cuff
Courtesy of: John Hardy

John Hardy is well known as international luxury handmade jewelry brand.

The company’s products are manufactured in Bali, and sold to over 550 outlets worldwide.

The luxury jewelry collection from John Hardy showcases many beautiful pieces that are definitely fashion forward.

One of the company’s most exciting pieces for 2010 is from their Naga Collection: The Naga Crown Kick Cuff in Sterling Silver and 18k Gold.

This stunning piece is inspired by the dragon’s coat of mail and showcases intricate detailing which is completely hand-carved by our highly-skilled artisans.

John Hardy Cinta Ring Collection
Courtesy of: John Hardy

The beautiful Cinta collection of luxury rings by John Hardy, showcases pieces that are individually inspired by a single unique gemstone.

Featured iconic pieces within this ring collection are luxurious Cinta Shell Rings, that are each created by combining shell with a precious gemstone. This extraordinary combination means no two rings will ever be the same.

Cinta, which means ‘Love’ in Balinese, is the name of John Hardy’s one-of-a-kind collection. While traveling around the world, Creative Director and Head Designer, Guy Bedarida finds unique gemstones that are truly captivating.

From each precious gemstone comes the inspiration for each masterpiece. The creation begins with a gouache water color drawing, traditional in French Haute Joaillerie.

Bedarida then combines the precious gemstone with organic natural materials such as bamboo and shell to create a one-of-a-kind piece that is unique and luxurious. Cinta Shell Rings are iconic in this line of one-of-a-kind pieces.

The combination of shell with precious gemstones means each ring is extraordinary in its own way as no two shells in this world are the same.

Cinta 18K Yellow Gold Marble Cone Shell Ring with Turquoise (10.52 ct.)

Cinta 18K Green Gold Marble Cone Shell Ring with Gold South Sea Pearl (2.99 ct.) Blue Paraiba Pasion Topaz (0.09 ct.), Peridot (3.61 ct.), Green Sphene (2.78 ct.) and brown Diamonds (1.58 ct.) Pavé

Cinta 18K Yellow Gold Marble Cone Shell Ring with Jade Lavender (12.04 ct.), Iolite Stone (6.05 ct.), Amethyst (4.27 ct.) and brown Diamond (1.18 ct.) http://www.johnhardy.com/

A wedding is an expensive occasion for even the most humble bride and groom. Imagine, then, the wedding that includes the most expensive wedding dress in the world. The Diamond Wedding Gown is a collaboration of Renee Strauss, owner of a highly successful bridal salon in Beverly Hills, and Martin Katz, who deals in rare jewels. Featuring 150 carats of diamonds, the dress is valued at US $12 million.

The world’s most expensive wedding gown was unveiled at the premier Luxury Brands Lifestyle Bridal show in February of 2006. Later in the year, Dubai’s Fashion & Diamonds show also featured a gown touted as the world’s most expensive wedding dress. Yumi Katsura’s design, however, is only valued at $8.5 million. Despite being only the second most expensive wedding dress, it features 1,000 pearls and one of the world’s only two 5 carat white gold diamonds.

If you’re an aging bachelor and billionaire looking to wed someone half your age, you may want to look into expensive engagement rings. One such individual’s proposal to an ex-model involved a $1.5 million engagement ring. That may seem way out there, but it’s not even close to the most expensive ring in the world.

World's most expensive ring

The Chopard Blue Diamond Ring is the ring that makes any other diamond ring look bad. Set with an enormous, oval-shaped blue diamond, the expensive ring also has diamond shoulders and an 18k white gold band paved with diamonds.

Blue diamond is among the most expensive diamonds in the world. It is found among boron deposits, from whence it derives its shade. This particular gem weighs in at nine carats.

The world’s most expensive ring is valued at $16.26 million, enough to put a dent in the wallets of even the wealthiest individuals.