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The beauty of gold!

Have you ever wondered what is the journey of gold before it magically arrives in your hands in the shape of a jewel?

The gold is melted into a river of lava in order to take its final form.
Before each unique hand made piece …the heat is up!
Click on the image and watch it live.

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a koh-i-noor diamond building!

A building in the shape of a diamond!

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
Koh-i-noor diamond!
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.

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The design for the Assembly complex submitted by Norman+Fosters

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Dali’s Diamonds

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 The Eye 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.

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The unusual diamond brooch/ watch that was auctioned at Sotheby’s.

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Salvador Dali wearing the Eye of Time.

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Madelle Hegler modelling Dali jewellery including the Eye of Time in 1959.

 

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