Sotheby’s will present "The Raj Pink," the world’s largest known Fancy Intense Pink diamond, at their Magnificent Jewels & Noble Jewels sale in Geneva on November 15th. Just in time for a holiday engagement, this exceptionally rare diamond was studied for over a year after its discovery in 2015 and before being entrusted to a master cutter. Estimated cost of this 37.30 carats cushion-modified brilliant cut Fancy Intense Pink Diamond? $20-30 Million, Sothebys.com.
What is being hailed as the greatest artistic rediscovery of the 21st century, Christie’s will be auctioning the last Leonardo da Vinci painting held in private hands. Da Vinci’s work, "Salvator Mundi," which depicts Jesus Christ as the savior of the world, is one of fewer than 20 paintings by the artist known to exist. The work re-emerged in 2005, becoming the first discovery of a painting by da Vinci since 1909. The painting will be offered in Christie’s Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art on November 15, 2017, and is estimated to bring in the region of $100 Million, christies.com.
Scoop up some pieces from Gucci's new decor collection, including their dining chairs crafted from beechwood and lacquered in rich hues that the brand is known for. Each chair is upholstered with plush velvet or with the house's whimsical prints inspired by vintage fabric. Each chair is made to order, $2,600 each, gucci.com.
Messika Paris' Private Collection Pavé Mono Earring with 17carat pear shaped diamond drop is arguably the fanciest ear cuff on the market, $2,772,000 messika.com.
This holiday season’s most extravagant stocking stuffers include autographed five iterations of an original unpublished love poem written by Bob Dylan, with illustrations by longtime girlfriend Margie Rogerson; notecards from a 13-year-old Jackie Kennedy to longtime friend Rosamund Lee, including horse sketches; and a collection of 21 typed letters from famed author J.D. Salinger, all available at Christie’s December 7th Book Sale, christies.com.
The most decadent gift for any child, a December delivery of eight dolls by Madame Alexander and a limited-edition fully-furnished dollhouse by KidKraft, is followed by a year of monthly doll deliveries. The final doll delivered can be customized with choice of hair color, eye color, and outfit design, all done over skype with a Madame Alexander doll designer, $8,000, neimanmarcus.com.
Asprey sterling silver rocket-style salt and pepper shakers are inspired by early 20th century design, feature contrasting black and white enamel fins and bases that unscrew for easy refilling, $6,300, mrporter.com.
AndBeyond’s private jet small group journey is the ultimate privately-guided safari experience. Explore the best of Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and South Africa while traveling in a luxury private jet without layovers and connecting flights. From $70,000 per person, andbeyond.com.
Chopard took an interpretation of a glamourous bohemian princess while making this turquoise necklace for the “Rihanna ♥ Chopard” Collection. The 18 karat rose gold and titanium necklace is composed of 90 rubies, 336 blue, orange and yellow sapphires, 133 pink spinels and tsavorites beads, cabochons, and fancy-cut stones. There is also a total of 391 turquoise beads and cabochons, totaling over 62 carats. Available at Chopard boutiques, chopard.com or 1-800-CHOPARD for $325,480.
The first to market dry masks give targeted treatment to the face, neck, eyes, mouth and hands for firmer, brighter skin. Nannette de Gaspé Art of Masquologie, $425 (for a set of 5 masks), net-a-porter.com.
For those who love a bold logo, Balenciaga’s cult favorite thick, plush, shearling scarf is the gift of the season. In black shearling with white shearling letters, the scarf is designed to be draped over one shoulder only, $2,795, netaporter.com.
Prize-winning vintage 1955 Jaguar XK 140MC OTS car, in excellent condition. The car most recently won the Stowe British Classic Car Show Concours d'Elegance in 2004, and has also won the McGuire Cup, best in show, before being retired from competition. The car features a navy blue exterior, tan interior, and only has only driven 542 miles since the 2002 restoration, $295,000, 1stdibs.com.
This natural alternate to injectable treatments supports collagen product for a more youthful complexion. Tata Harper Elixir Vitae Serum, $380, net-a-porter.com
The Connaught is well-known for its relationship with some of the world’s best artists, and now guests of the The Apartment suite in the London hotel can indulge their artistic side with their very own personalized apron, easel, and palette to paint from in the comfort of their room. The hotel has teamed up with historic Mayfair art store, Green & Stone, and the suite’s double height ceilings, wood burning fireplace, and wraparound terrace will offer plenty of inspiration. Green & Stone can also arrange professional coaching or, for those who prefer to be the subject, source a notable artist to draw the guest’s portrait. The Apartment suite starts at $18,500 a night, the-connaught.co.uk.
This classic shape from Audemars Piguet has been updated in a 44mm Titanium case/bracelet. The Royal Oak Chronograph Tourbillon Openworked timepiece features tourbillon, chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and is available at Audemars Piguet for $261,000, audemarspiguet.com or 888.214.6858.
Who wouldn’t learn the game just to play on this? This Cartier Exceptional chessboard made of bolivar wood, lapis lazuli, white marble, black ceramic, white ceramic, palladium-finish sterling silver is for the ultimate lovers of the game. Available by appointment only at select Cartier boutiques nationwide, for $228,000, cartier.com or 1-800-CARTIER.
Hermès Birkin bag created in rich jewel toned ‘Vert Fonce’ green and made from rare Matte Porosus crocodile. This bag comes complete with lock, keys, clochette, sleepers, raincoat and signature Hermès box, and was made in France, $165,000, 1stdibs.com.
This Harry Winston Premier Ladies timepiece features diamonds set in 18K white gold, Price Upon Request, harrywinston.com or 1-800-988-4110.
Linley cocktail box containing a Trafalgar cocktail shaker, four Trafalgar martini glasses, four Trafalgar shot glasses, four Trafalgar olive sticks four magnetic coasters, silver ice tongs, silver cocktail swizzle stick and silver spirit measure. A chopping board and knife are housed in a secret drawer at the base of the box, which is handcrafted in hand dyed charcoal veneers of ripple and straight sycamore highlighted by mother of pearl dots. The interior is lined in bleached anigre and features a glass mirror etched with classic cocktail recipes for inspiration, $21,552, 1stdibs.com.
Experience the 2018 Ryder Cup as a VIP guest, including first class airfare, deluxe acomodations, dinners, and premium tickets to the weeklong event for four. Recipients of this gift will be U.S. team captain Jim Furyk’s personal guests, and enjoy time with him, as well as U.S. Team gear for all four. VIP package, $250,000, neimanmarcus.com.
This Nina Runsdorf old mine diamond necklace features a fantastic 9 carat center stone which was originally an engagement ring. The accompanying stones came from a larger necklace which was broken down and turned into various pieces, including this necklace. This piece clocks in at 87carats, and $1.2 million, nsrjewelry.com.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is historically one of the most rare and prestigious wines in the world, originating from a small estate in Burgundy, France. The vineyard's first vintage is from 1232, however we recommend choosing a bottle from the birth year of the gift's recipient—you can't go wrong. Bottles range from $15,000 - $25,000, romanee-conti.fr.
Vispring, the bespoke bed company founded in 1901 that long ago outfitted the Titanic with close to 400 exquisite mattresses, offers an exclusive St. James King Mattress Set for the holidays, handmade in the United Kingdom, $51,314, bloomingdales.com.
Explore Zambian emerald mines and collaborate on a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry with the designer Stephen Webster. This package begins at Gemfields’ Kagem mine in Zambia, which is the largest single producer of emeralds in the world. Experience raw emeralds being processed at the mine’s sorting house, and then choose a magnificent 7.2 carat emerald which will be transformed into a custom piece by Stephen Webster. The second part of this package includes a trip to London to visit Webster’s studio, and a private dinner. Take home a beautiful piece of jewelry, as well as a signed sketch by Webster himself. $300,000 for two guests, neimanmarcus.com.
Facialist Melanie Simon broke the mold with her at-home micro-current device. The tool comes with an app for expert at-home facials. ZIIP Beauty Device, $495, net-a-porter.com
Attend an exclusive tour of Serge Lutens’ private home, including a tour of the private laboratory where Serge Lutens fragrance is created. Only for guests of the Royal Mansour, The tour begins with a heart-pumping motorcycle sidecar ride from the hotel, through the medina, to Lutens’ exquisite home which is otherwise closed to the public. Rooms at the Royal Mansour start at $1,000 with the tour priced at $400, royalmansour.com.
Like all things Munnu, this perfectly crafted box is to hold your favorite priceless treasure. This Elephant Object Box is an ideal holiday gift for the girl who has it all. Munnu The Gem Place, $88,000, http://www.munnuthegempalace.com or 212.861.0606.