Friday, September 30, 2011

Most Expensive Mobile Phones in the World


This mobile is designed by Peter Aloisson. It has 138 diamonds with 17.75 Carats and 18 Carats of white gold. This iPhone was sold for $176,400.


This mobile is designed by Jaren Goh. It is made out of Titan and Polycarbonate spots which is a cutting edge mirror that finish cladding. Mobile is decorated with diamonds. This was sold for $300,000.


This phone is a product of French jeweler, Boucheron, This is a limited edition phone, So far only 8 pieces is made. It has 439 rubies and two emerald eyes to give a cobra look for the phone. This was sold for $310,000.


This phone was designed by peter Aloisson and produced by JSC Ancort. This smart phone has a platinum base and 50 diamonds out of which 8 are rare blue Diamonds. The navigation key and Ancort logo are made of 18 Carat rose gold. This was sold for $1.3 Million


This phone was designed by Emmanuel Gueit. This phone made it into the Guinness Book of world records in 2008. This phone has VVs1 (only microscopically flawed) diamonds and 18 Carat of white gold. This phone is available by individual order. This one was sold for $1.3 Million.


This was designed by Stuart Hughes. This was the most expensive phone of 2009. Goldstriker iPhone is encrusted with 271 grams of 22 carat pure solid gold. More than 200 diamonds added on the cell phone. Apple logo on the back has 53 gems and home button is made up of a single 7.1 carat diamond. The iPhone 3GS Supreme decorated as well in a chest carved from granite and Kashmir gold along with a lining made from top Nubuck grain leather. This phone was sold for $3.2 Million.

Most Expensive Cars in the World

5. Paganini C9 – Cost : $1,300,000

4. Maybach Landaulet – Cost : $1,405,000

3. Koenigsegg Agera – Cost : ~$1,500,000

2. Aston Martin One-77 – Cost : $1,870,000

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Cost : $2,600,000

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Mystery of Aurora lights

An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and are directed by the Earth's magnetic field into the atmosphere. Aurora is classified as diffuse or discrete aurora. Most aurorae occur in a band known as the auroral zone.
                          In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas, by Pierre Gassendi in 1621. Auroras seen near the magnetic pole may be high overhead, but from farther away, they illuminate the northern horizon as a greenish glow or sometimes a faint red, as if the Sun were rising from an unusual direction. The aurora borealis most often occurs near the equinoxes.
                          Its southern counterpart, the aurora australis (or the southern lights), has almost identical features to the aurora borealis and changes simultaneously with changes in the northern auroral zone and is visible from high southern latitudes in Antarctica, South America and Australia.
Source: Wikipedia and NASA

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Most Expensive Diamonds in the World

5. De Beers Centenary Diamond

The De Beers Centenary Diamond is, at 273.85 carats (54.77 g).The Centenary Diamond is rated in color as grade D color by the Gemological Institute of America, which is the highest grade of colourless diamond and is internally and externally flawless. It was named the Centenary Diamond as it was presented in the rough for the Centennial Celebration of De Beers Consolidated Mines. Estimated value of this diamond is at least USD 100 million.
4. The Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond, also known as "Le bleu de France" or "Le Bijou du Roi",is a large, 45.52 carats (9.10 g),deep-blue diamond, housed in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. It is blue to the naked eye because of trace amounts of boron within its crystal structure, but it exhibits red phosphorescence after exposure to ultraviolet light. This diamond is famous for supposedly being cursed, and it has a long recorded history with few gaps in which it changed hands numerous times on its way from India to France to England and to the United States. It has been described as the "most famous diamond in the world" and, after the Mona Lisa, it is the second most-visited artwork in the world. Estimated value of this diamond is $200–$250 million USD.
3. The Cullinan

The Cullinan diamond is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g).Estimated value of this diamond is over £200 million, $400 million. Right now it is in the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
2. The Sancy Diamond

The Sancy, a pale yellow diamond of 55.23 carats (11.05 g), was once reputed to have belonged to the Great Moguls of antiquity, but is more likely of Indian origin owing to its cut which is unusual by Western standards. Current owner is The Louvre, Paris, France. Its price is not estimated yet.
1. Kohinoor
The Kohinoor which means "Mountain of Light" in Persian, is a 105 carat (21.6 g) diamond (in its most recent cut) that was once the largest known diamond in the world. The Kohinoor originated in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India .It has belonged to various Hindu, Mughal, Turkic, Afghan, Sikh and British rulers who fought bitterly over it at various points in history and seized it as a spoil of war time and time again. It was finally seized by the East India Company and became part of the British Crown Jewels when Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India in 1877.Its price is not estimated. 

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