There are many sayings that have been given birth to because of precious stones and jewellery. From ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ to Jackie Kennedy’s advice that ‘Pearls are always appropriate’, jewellery has always formed a centrepiece of a woman’s identity.
The fascination with collecting dolls has a long history. It’s not just about recapturing something perhaps lost from childhood as you grow up. It’s also about admiring the incredible workmanship that goes into some dolls, and the history behind where these designs came from.
Humans have a knack for collecting things, no matter the size or value. Some of us make it a part of our lives, where we devote countless hours to not just finding something valuable, but to making our collections as large and as complete as possible. While many collectors might focus on fancy watches or historic coins, others prefer to collect video games. This can be in the form of old cartridges, CDs, or even entire consoles; as long as it’s related to video games in some way, it will most likely be part of a collection somewhere.
The modern watch is one of the most complex inventions of all time, and fundamentally changed the way we went about our daily lives. Many of the original watchmaking companies can still be found to this day, with true master watchmakers that have dedicated their lives to creating unique pieces worth untold millions. These are some of the most valuable watches in the world right now, and the ultimate prizes for any watch collector.
Collecting watches is a pastime that’s enjoyed by thousands around the world, and it’s not too hard to see why. Analogue watches by their very design are fascinating, made up of dozens of tiny moving parts that all need to constantly work in perfect alignment in order to provide the correct time. On top of that, many watchmakers put tremendous effort into creating beautiful watches, and no two quality watches are every quite the same.
Treasures worth thousands, and sometimes millions, of dollars turn up at thrift stores every now and again. It pays to keep your wits about you when you are browsing through the heaps of old items, as there can be precious antiques, great art, and more mixed in with the rest of the junk!
Collecting cars is a hobby that not everyone can follow successfully, especially of the collection is made up of vintage vehicles. Only those with plenty of excess wealth are able to collect cars from different eras, and many of these collections cost their owners billions of dollars, along with countless years of searching and bartering. The end result, however, is a prime selection of some of the very best car collections that the world has ever seen.
Many museums today owe their existence to the cabinets of curiosities that began to be seen in upper-class homes during the Italian Renaissance. Rather than being mere display cases, they were entire rooms, and they were jam-packed with oddities from around the world.
It should come as no surprise that antique and vintage auction houses have seen more than just tables and dressers grace their halls. There are plenty of weird and wonderful items that have gone up for auction over the years too – and this is especially true when it comes to celebrity-owned items! Here are 10 of the strangest antiques to ever have appeared on the auction block.
While most will know that splurging on a pair of shoes is nothing new, you can be rest assured that a $1 million pair is going to turn more heads than you could ever imagine. If the idea of spending over $1000 on a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s or $700 on a pair of Christian Louboutin’s signature red-heeled stilettos is enough to make your head spin, then this list of the most expensive shoes in the world is going blow your mind completely!