Every so often we have paid a large amount of money for an item that caught our eyes and we fell in love with it. These items are what we call our most prized possession. It could be a piece of jewellery, a gadget, latest car model or even a bottle of perfume.
The items we generally possess might be nothing in comparison to the most expensive items in the world. Here is a list of top ten most expensive items in the world in 2018.
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10. iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose by Stuart Hughes
Apple went an extra mile when they launched the iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose. This phone is the most expensive phone in the world worth $2.97 million. The reason for this absurd price for a cell phone is that it is studded with seventy five diamonds which are of total 97.5 carat. The bezel of the phone is of platinum. The classic Apple logo is made of 18 carat rose gold and 53 diamonds. The navigation button is a single cut 7.1 carat diamond fixed in 18 carat rose gold base. Apart from these the phone also has some of the best features making it the fifth most expensive items in the world.
9. Rhein II
The most expensive photograph ever sold was worth $4.3 million. It was called the Rhein II. It also captured by a German photographer, Andreas Gursky in the year 1999. The photograph is represents the idea of a strong invisible bond that man has with nature. The simplicity of the photograph makes it worth a million dollars and also the fourth most expensive item in the world.
8. Graff Pink Diamond
It is a well known fact that diamonds are a beautiful expensive. The graff pink diamond is a beautiful piece of diamond which looks like a pink stone which is why it is often referred to as the pink champagne. This beautiful piece of 24 carat diamond was sold at an auction for $46 million. It is one of the rarest type of diamond which makes it the third most expensive item in the world.
7. The Card Players
An art piece can be worth a thousand dollars. The card players is a set of oil paintings by a French artist Paul Cezanne which was sold at $300 million. The paintings are well known for the unique oil techniques used and real life depiction of card players. It is one of the most expensive set of oil paintings which are now in possession of the Royal family of Qatar.
6. History Supreme
The History Supreme is primarily a yacht. The price of this yacht is unusually high and the reason for this is the yacht is made of solid gold and platinum. It is also said that the deck has been made of real dinosaur bones. The price for which the History Supreme was sold is $4.5 billion making it the most expensive item in the world in 2018.
5. Crystal Piano
Piano are the most beautiful set of musical instrument which has produced the sweetest melody of all time. These instruments are also the most expensive ones. The crystal piano is as beautiful its sound. This piano is one of the most famous piano which was played in the Beijing Olympics. It was later sold at an auction for $3.2 million dollars.
4. Gold Plated Bugatti Veyron
A car which is plated with solid gold is quite obviously a prized possession and to top that the car is a Bugatti Veyron which in itself is one of most expensive model. The gold plated Bugatti Veyron was particularly designed and created for a billionaire in the middle east who leads an extravagant life. He bought this impressive vehicle for $10 million. As of 2018, it is considered to be the fourth most expensive item in the entire world.
3. Raphael’s Head of a Muse
Head of a Muse is a famous artwork of Raphael which was sold at an auction for $16 million making it the second most expensive item in the world in 2018. The work of the famous artist has been studied in details for centuries. Raphael’s fresco is an important subject for historians. The Head of the muse is also a part of this study which creates a huge demand for it. The relevance of this piece of art is of utter importance which makes it a very expensive item.
2. Chopard wrist watch
Diamonds are an expensive piece of gem. Imagine the worth of eight hundred and seventy four diamonds, which you can wear on your wrist. The famous wristwatch company, Chopard introduced a wristwatch which had 874 diamonds (each of 210) cart studded. The watch was sold for a price of $25 million making it the second most expensive item in the world.
1. Number 5, 1948
Number 5, 1948 is a painting which was created by the famous artist Jackson Pollock. The painting is an abstract composition in oil medium on a fibreboard. The painting was sold for $140 million. The painting drew many criticism for the price at which it was sold in 2006. Despite the criticism it faced, this piece is one of the most celebrated artwork of Jackson. It is also regarded as the most expensive item in the world.
The list above documents the top ten most expensive items in the world. The price for which they are sold are as impressive as the item itself. Each of these items either have a historical relevance or are embedded with some of the richest materials. These items are sold out at auctions and the possession of these can be affordable by only those who can bestow their wealth on such extravaganza. Nonetheless, the price for which these items are bought might be unusual to us but the beauty of these are truly worth all appreciation and of course the cash too.