‘Cold war’ over Crimean gold

An Amsterdam museum is caught in the middle of a proxy fight between Russia, Ukraine and the West. Amsterdam, The Netherlands - A golden helmet with the silhouettes of soldiers engraved. Ancient jewels, coins and caskets that are hundreds of years old sit at the University of Amsterdam's...

War Crimean Gold

$900 for a cupcake? This one’s topped with gold

The cupcake craze has come and gone. But the three-figure cupcake craze may be just beginning. A Toronto bakery recently whipped up a $900 cupcake for a customer who wanted to buy "something special" for his wife's 40th birthday. It's now offering the extravagant confection to the...

$900 Gold Cupcake

This man’s pure gold shirt is worth $213,000

James Bond's rival had a golden gun. This school dropout is acquiring a golden shirt that weighs four kilograms and costs a staggering Rs.1.30 crore (USD 213,000). But then, Pankaj Parakh, a school dropout who made his fortune from his garment fabrication business and who is a corporator to...

Gold Shirt

The $26,000 treat: When common food meets haute cuisine

Haute cupcakes — and ramen soup? What happens when common foods meets haute cuisine? The newest gastronomic trend seems to be repackaging everyday foods such as ramen, burgers, and even bottled water into gilded treats that can cost hundreds of times more than a common bowl of soup or dash of...

Haute cupcakes and ramen soup?

The Truth About Diamonds

Full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rohin-dhar/diamonds-are-bullshit_b_3708562.html I've shortened the article to its important highlights but as a fair warning it's still quite long by imgur standards: Americans exchange diamond rings as part of the engagement process, because in...

Truth about Diamond

The $1.5-Million Solid Gold Godzilla Statue

There’s a pretty predictable pattern that merchandising for anime and youth-oriented movies in Japan follows. New hits get inexpensive trinkets, at a price point where kids can purchase them with their allowance. After a decade or two, higher-quality, items start to show up, like Sailor...

Gold Godzilla Statue

Buy a Gold-Plated Putin Phone to Show Your Love for Russia

President Vladimir Putin's jewel-encrusted likeness can now be found gracing a limited run of gold-plated iPhones, available for purchase at the princely sum of 147,000 rubles ($4,340). Italian luxury brand Caviar's "Supremo Putin" iPhone 5S boasts an 18-karat gold exterior, the back of which...

Pawn broker melted stolen family heirlooms

Stolen gold jewellery, watches and other family heirlooms were melted down by a west Auckland secondhand dealer who on-sold the precious metal and illegally earned about $250,000. Between January 2008 and April 2010, Robin Adrian Burgess, now 55, paid city thieves for gold. Those who didn't want...

Nike Launch Gold Neymar HyperVenom

HyperVenom goes gold in a Neymar exclusive that will be worn by the Brazilian throughout the knockout stages of the World Cup. With Iniesta’s bags packed and Cristiano Ronaldo on his way out, Nike’s hope of summer success turns to the tournament’s poster-boy. Neymar was primed to reach...

Nike Gold Neymar

Buy a solid gold goalie mask for just $12,500

Suppose you're an obscenely wealthy hockey fan. You've got wads of cash burning a hole in your pocket, and you're looking to spend it on something that says, "I love hockey, and I'm obscenely and perhaps even comically wealthy." Boy oh boy, have we got just the thing. Presenting Armori...

Solid Gold Goalie Mask