Money, Money, Money
For most of us, the idea of winning the lottery or having enough money to buy whatever we want, is only a dream. Many live from paycheck to paycheck. Why do you think they used to call catalogs, “wish books”? Ironically, even though this last recession was hard on most, the sales in luxury items were some of the highest on record. Why is this? Are the rich among us, living in some sort of parallel universe? We may never know, but just for the fun of it, let’s look at ten of the most expensive things in the world.
1. Amour Amour Dog Collars
Pampered pooches take notice. The company I Love Dog Diamonds have released this dog collar for only the most particular of puppies. It also ranks as one of the most expensive item in the entire world. This collar is fashioned with 52 carats of diamonds and sells for a mere $1.8 million. The centerpiece of this collar has diamonds gleaming at 7 carats and the settings are platinum and 18k white gold. Leather from a cow hide is not good enough for this necklace. They spared no expense to find the most expensive crocodile leather to wrap around your dog’s neck. Time to spoil Spot!
2. iPhone 4S Elite Gold
Just when you thought your cell phone couldn’t get more expensive, make way for the iPhone 4S Elite Gold. There are no other competitors in the price range of this beauty. You can have it your very pocket for a mere 9.4 million dollars. This iPhone has a whopping 100 karats of diamonds. 500 in total internally completely flawless diamonds to give your phone a little bling with the ring. The apple logo that adorns all iPhones is not left out here. It has more than 50 diamonds. If you are into the rare diamonds, this iPhone won’t let you down. The navigation on the phone has a single cut 7.4 carat, internally flawless pink diamond. Natural pink diamonds are extremely rare, but wait. If you think those diamonds are rare, how about T-Rex Bones! Yes, the dinosaur T-Rex, and bones from this piece of prehistoric life make up the chest of this phone along with solid platinum.
3. The Sultan’s Golden Cake
Who doesn’t like cake? It is a staple at every birthday and celebration. Desserts have also found their way into our list. The Sultan’s Golden Cake is exquisite to taste and even just to look at. With a price tag of about $1000.00, this cake has 24k gold leaf décor to make your cake sparkle. If you are ever in Istanbul, check it out. If the thousand dollar price tag is not enough, you might want to take a look at New York’s Frozen Haute Chocolate. They offer a cake that is laced with 23 carat gold and costs $25,000. Just for the gold, you might ask? Well, also as part of the ingredients, they throw in some La Madeline au Truffle which goes for $2,600.00 for a single pound. To top it off, this dessert comes with a golden spoon and a gold bracelet.
4. Diamond Massage
Who says you have to materialistic to spend a lot of money. Some of these expenses come more in the form of experiences like the Diamond Massage. You can be surrounded completely by diamonds while all the stress knots in your back are worked out. The price range for this day at the spa? $25,000-$100,000 give or take.
5. Hermes Berkin Handbag
Few things are more important to many women than their handbag. They come in all shapes and sizes, and prices. You can find designer bags for a nice hefty sum of money, but none compare to the Hermes Berkin Handbag. This bag was designed by Ginza Tanaka and is one of the most luxurious and expensive bags ever made. Several years ago, this bag sold for $1.9 million due to its encrusted 2000 diamonds. You can only guess what it would sell for today.
6. The Diamond Martini
If these prices are driving you to drink, wait until you experience the Diamond Martini. Men take notice. Perfect for the proposal she will remember for the rest of her life, the Diamond Martini is served on the menu at New York City’s Algonquin Hotel. This martini is.. you guessed it, served with an engagement ring at the bottom of the glass. Just don’t say “Bottoms Up.” And you are sure to dazzle her with this prize. The prices range depending on the diamond you choose, but they average for around $10,000 (drink included).
7. The Bugatti Veyron Supersport
Okay so now she’s happy with her handbag and martini, now it’s the guy’s turn. The Bugatti Veyron Supersport will not disappoint. This is by far one of the most sought for and expensive cars in the world. Not only that, it is the fastest road-legal car in the world too. With a not so shabby asking price of about $2.6 million, this car can reach speeds of 268 miles per hour (perfect if there are no curves in the road).
8. FleurBurger 5000
So after your ride in the country with your Bugatti, you will probably be a little hungry. Why not stop off at the Fleur de Lys in the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada. Here you can find one of the most expensive burgers in the world. This $5,000 burger is cooked to order with a side of black truffles and a brioche truffle bun. And who needs ketchup with the foie gras and a truffle sauce that drips over the burger. You will get more than just a side order of fries with the FleurBurger too. The FleurBurger also comes with a fine bottle of Chateau Petrus 1990 to cleanse your pallet. This is no fast food burger. It is an experience for only the best of burger connoisseurs.
9. Zillion Dollar Breakfasts
Denny’s beware. We all love breakfast and having someone else make our eggs, bacon and pancakes is always a treat. Why not check out New York City’s very own Norma’s Restaurant. You can find Norma’s in the Le Parker Meridien Hotel. If you want an omelette, you can spend up to $1,000. So, what about the Zillion Dollar Lobster Fritatta? This breakfast gets its name from its steep priced ingredients. It comes with lobster and only the best sevruga caviar. At $65.00 an ounce, this breakfast comes with a 10 oz portion of the caviar. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, now it can also be the most expensive.
10. Harry Winston Ruby Slippers
If you ever do find your way over the rainbow, you will definitely need the pot of gold they say is there. Who needs Prada or Chanel? Why not have Harry Winston’s Ruby Slippers? Harry Winston’s Ruby Slippers are valued around $3 million dollars. These slippers were designed in 1989 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz. The original slippers were made of sequins, but Harry Winston would not hear of it. He adorned these slippers with 1,350 carats in 4,600 rubies alongside 50 carats of diamonds. So, next time you want to go out dancing, go in style.
So there you have it. When you have money to burn, there are plenty of ways to do it. From food to footwear, from handbags to sports cars, you will always be able to find ways to blow your millions. Now if only you could win some millions to spend.