The London-based elite architecture firm Foster+Partners has submitted the final designs
for the new High Court building of Andhra Pradesh’s capital city Amaravati in India.
It will be designed in the shape of the historic
The architects took a cue from the region’s history as this was the place where the rare diamond was discovered.
Found in the 13th century, according to legend it first weighted 793 carats and its name means ‘Mountain Of Light’
The gem has since been owned by many famous personalities.
Among them, Queen Victoria that ordered it cut down and put on the royal crown.
The design for the Assembly complex submitted by Norman+Fosters
Fun fact: During his career, Dalí made a series of strange watches. One of them was up for auction in Sotheby’s May 17 Impressionist and Modern sale in New York. This little brooch/watch, aptly called TheEye of Time, is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
It is one of the many cool mid-century timepieces that can be found from time to time. One of the coolest things about watches is that they can be found in many different forms with many different functions. This edition of The Eye of Time was auctioned at May 17 at Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale at Sotheby’s New York. It was sold for 372,500 USD.
The unusual diamond brooch/ watch that was auctioned at Sotheby’s.
Salvador Dali wearing the Eye of Time.
Madelle Hegler modelling Dali jewellery including the Eye of Time in 1959.
A few days ago, on the 21st of April, Queen Elizabeth had her 91st birthday! This is a great occasion to remember two of the most incredible diamond pieces she owns and she has ever worn: Her diamond tiaras!
Funny fact: According to tradition, the Crown Jewels never leave England, so when the Queen travels to another country she will wear one of several tiaras from her personal collection.
Queen Mary’s Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
The tiara is circular in form with diamonds pave set in silver and gold. Originally the tiara had 14 large oriental pearls at each top; in 1914 Queen Mary adapted the tiara to use 13 large diamonds instead of the pearls for a slight change. The tiara can also be worn as a necklace. Queen Elizabeth is often seen in this tiara in the images on the paper currency and coins of Great Britain.
The George IV State Diadem
The George IV State Diadem was made in 1820 for the coronation of King George IV. The diadem includes 1333 diamonds, including a four-carat yellow diamond and 169 pearls, the circular frame alternates between crosses and a floral design which incorporate roses, thistles and shamrocks which are the symbols of England, Scotland and Ireland. The diadem is one of the most easily recognizable items of the collection since it is worn by Queen Elizabeth in the image on the postage stamps, coins and currency of England; it is also worn in the annual procession from Buckingham Palace to the State Opening of Parliament.
We know him for his famous paintings based on the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. However Pablo Picasso was also a jewelry designer. He has created a variety of golden brooches with his characteristic cubist style. Maybe it was his stimulus that gave his daughter Paloma, the chance to become one of the most successful jewelry designers. After all she has created some of the world’s most iconic pieces of jewellery.
This year’s project for CREAID is inspired by light and designed by Myrto Danelian!
CREAID is an NGO created by talented photographer and entrepreneur, Marina Vernikos, aiming to raise funds and awareness to important matters!
Monolith represents the uniqueness of each and every human being, in the same way as
every precious diamond gem discovered on Earth.
If our personal evolution is defined by our experiences, so each facet contributes to the diamond’s magic shine.
To be auctioned in April 2016. All funds will be used to create a playground for the Athens General Children’s Hospital.
The mysterious mister Banksy. Street artist turned global influencer, still remains undercover.
This year, he strikes back with huge urban project, Dismaland,
a non-entertainment park filled with his work and over other 50 worldwide artists.
Celebrities love his work, Christina Aguilera owns three works by Banksy and Angelina Jolie spent a $307,000 on Banksy pieces in 2006.His collaboration with Damien Hirst, ‘Keeping it Spotless’, sold for over $1.8 million at auction in 2008.
His documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop made more than $5,308,618 at the US box office. He once asked to be paid only £1 to install a graffiti. One of his works – ‘This looks a bit like an elephant’ – accidentally got a homeless man evicted from his squat. When Banksy found out, he gave the man enough money to live on for a year to make up for it. He created ‘Pest Control,’ a group of experts who can tell a Banksy fake from the genuine article.
One of our favourite pieces is ‘A girl Holds a Diamond’ , made in Detroit.