We all know a diamond is a girl’s best friend, but two specific diamonds may be pushing that a bit further than necessary. The “Pink Star” and an Orange Diamond recently sold for more than just $1 million or $10 million. These two diamonds are very rare. Here’s how much these diamonds went for.
Orange Diamond Sold at Christie’s
A very rare orange diamond, which is the largest of its type, was auctioned off recently for $35.54 million at an auction in Geneva. This was a world record for an orange diamond and the per carat price came out to over $2.4 million.
The previous record was $2.15 million, which was a Vivid Pink Diamond that sold in 2009 in Hong Kong. The buyer’s identity was protected by Christie’s, but he was given a round of applause when he left the room.
The gemstone was found in South Africa and weighs nearly 15 carats. A top rating for coloured diamonds was given to this gem by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
These diamonds are very rare and many call them fire diamonds because of the orange color. No other fire diamond has been auctioned off with more than six carats.
Pink Start Auctioned in Geneva Sets World Record
Another HUGE diamond sold for $83 million in Geneva called the Pink Star. This is a plum-sized diamond, which shattered the world record set by a diamond sold three years ago for $46.2 million.
The Pink Star was sold one day after the Orange Diamond by a rival auction house called Sotheby’s. It weighs 59.60 carats and is the largest every sold in its class. The second biggest is about half the size.
These are two record-setting gems sold recently and provide some of the rarest diamonds to ever see the marketplace.
If you love amazing Italian food, you can find some of the best fine dining restaurants in Miami with Italian on the menu. These won’t include casual pizzerias, but they will include some of the most authentic Italian in the city. Here are a few of the top high-end Italian choices for your next dinner.
Cioppino – 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne
Found inside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, this Italian restaurant provides some of the best upscale dining in the city. The tables are covered with white linens, the wood furniture is polished perfectly and the outdoor terrace is a great choice for your dining. The Tuscan cuisine is excellent and the portions are perfectly sized.
Il Gabbiano – 335 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
This downtown restaurant is one of the best you will find in the area. They provide some of the best appetizers, along with fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano that’s simply to die for. The extensive wine list is a nice compliment to the many excellent Italian dishes found on the menu.
Scarpetta – 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
The Fontainebleau Resort provides the home for Scarpetta and one of the most luxurious choices in the city. This hip and trendy hotel provides an Italian restaurant perfect for you next night out. They also provide one of the best Sunday Brunch choices in the city.
Casa Tua – 1700 James Avenue, Miami Beach
Some of the best northern Italian cuisine in the city, this place will feel like your home away from home. It’s designed to feel much like an Italian villa and provides a very cozy place for a private dinner. The food is fresh, delicious and of the highest quality.
If you’re searching for amazing Italian food in Miami, all of these choices will provide the perfect night out on the town.
Maybe you’re looking for one of those restaurants that will lure you in with brunch buffets, prix fixe menus or even bottomless mimosas. There are plenty of those types of places throughout Miami. However, Baoli will attract you in a completely different way.
This South Beach restaurant is known for the burger and not for the gimmicks they use to get you in the door. Executive chef Gustavo Vertone had one purpose, to create the most expensive burger in Miami. He has succeeded with the Baoli’s Burger.
For $65, you can enjoy this status-symbol of a burger. It’s made with Kobe beef, foie gras, brioche, heirloom tomatoes, black truffles, caramelized onions, quail eggs and mayonnaise. This combination not only sets all the flavors on fire, but also provides a burger you just can’t get anywhere else.
The burger patty is slowly cooked to make sure all the flavors of the high-dollar Kobe beef revealed. Along with the slow-cooked burger, the toppings are the best and freshest found in the world. The black truffles may be one of the most expensive toppings ever put on a burger and the quail eggs are just not found on many burgers in the world.
The Baoli’s Burger is directly competing with the DB Bistro Moderne’s “Orginial DB Burger,” which runs $34. This competing burger includes similar ingredients, but uses sirloin and braised short rib. Even though the DB Burger is a good choice, it’s not the most expensive or the best burger in Miami.
Vertone believes the Baoli’s Burger is better than any of the other expensive burgers because of the way it’s cooked. All the juices and flavors are kept in the burger making it worth every penny spent.
Baoli Miami is found in Miami Beach at 1906 Collins Avenue. They are open from 7pm to 2am Sunday through Wednesday and Friday and Saturday.