Sunday, October 20, 2013

10 world's most expensive and beautiful Gems

1. The Allnatt Diamond

 
The Allnatt Diamond is a diamond measuring 101.29 carats ( 20.258 g ) with a cushion cut , rated in color as Fancy Vivid Yellow by the Gemological Institute of America. This diamond is named after one of the holders , Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt, a soldier, sportsman, art protector and helper. Although it is not known exactly where it originated Allnatt, many experts believe that it may be found in what is now known as the De Beers Premier Diamond Mine.
Allnatt origins are not known before purchasing Mayor Allnatt of diamonds in the early 1950's. After purchasing a diamond, he commissioned Cartier to make arrangements for it. Last setting is platinum flower with five petals, two stems and leaves, all set with diamonds. The Allnatt was sold at auction in May 1996 by Christie's auction house In Geneva for $ 3,043,496. At the time of its sale in Allnatt is 102.07 carats ( 20.41 g ) and assessed Fancy Intense Yellow. After the sale to Siba Corporation, a diamond was re-cut into heavy current and intensity increased as a result .



2. The Moussaieff Red Diamond

Moussaieff Red is displayed as part of the Smithsonian The Splendor of Diamonds. Exhibits in addition to the De Beers Millennium Star and The Heart of Eternity.Moussaieff Red is reported to have been found by a Brazilian farmer in Abaetezinho river in 1990, in an area known as Alto Paranaiba who has a reputation as a great source of beautiful and colorful berlian.secara rude, it is believed to be 13.9 carats ( 2.78 g ).The diamond was purchased and cut by the William Goldberg Diamond Corp. , where it went by its original name the Red Shield. It is currently owned by Moussaieff Jewellers Ltd. Currently owned by Moussaieff Jewellers Ltd.The Moussaieff Red Diamond is a diamond measuring 5.11 carats ( 1,022 g ) with a triangular brilliant cut ( sometimes called a trillion or a Trilliant cut ), rated in color as Fancy Red by the Gemological Institute of America. 

3. The Heart of Eternity   


The Heart of Eternity is a diamond measuring 27.64 carats ( 5,528 g ) , color assessed as Fancy Vivid Blue by the Gemological Institute of America . The Heart of Eternity was cut by the Steinmetz Group , which has a diamond before selling to the De Beers Group .
The Heart of Eternity is a member of a very rare class of colored diamonds . It was found at the Premier Diamond Mine in South Africa. Blue ( Type IIb ) diamonds account is less than 0.1 % of the output from the Premier mine , which is the only mine in the world with a pretty blue diamond production . Of the ten colored diamonds that attract the highest bids , six out of ten it's blue diamond , rating values ​​as high as $ 550,000 to $ 580,000 per carat ( $ 2750-2900 / mg ) .
The Heart of Eternity was unveiled in January 2000 as part of the De Beers Millennium Jewels collection , which includes Millennium Star . The Heart of Eternity is featured with ten other blue diamonds ; collection of blue diamonds reached 118 carats ( 23.6 g ) . De Beers Millennium Jewels were displayed in London Millennium Dome throughout 2000 . On 7 November 2000 attempt to steal a collection thwarted .
During the exhibition at the Smithsonian , the Heart of Eternity was recorded on loan from private collectors , giving rise to speculation that it was a sold during the exhibition at the Millennium Dome in London .

4. Wittelsbach Diamond
 

Wittelsbach Diamond is also known as Der Blaue Wittelsbacher is 35.56 carats (7.11 g) blue diamond with VS 2 clarity that has been appreciated by European aristocracy for centuries. It has become part of both Austrian and Bavarian crown jewels.
Color and clarity have been compared with the Hope Diamond. Diamond size 24. 40 mm in diameter and 8. 29 mm in depth. Facet 82 has been arranged in an atypical pattern. In terms of the crown vertically split and the pavilion has sixteen needle-like facets, arranged in pairs, pointing outward from the culet facet.

5. The Steinmetz Pink 

The Steinmetz Pink is the diamond weighing 59.60 carats (11.92 grams), given a color as Fancy Vivid Pink by the Gemological Institute of America. The Steinmetz Pink is the largest known diamond has been given Vivid Pink. As a result of this incredible rarity, the Steinmetz Group took careful 20 months to cut the Pink. It was introduced in Monaco on May 29, 2003, in a public ceremony.
The Steinmetz Pink is displayed as part of the Smithsonian??'s?? The Splendor of Diamonds?? exhibits, in addition to the De Beers Millennium Star, the second largest in the world (the largest Centenary Diamond) on color (D) is internally and externally flawless pear-shaped diamond at 203.04 carats (40 608 g), the Heart of Eternity Diamond, a 27.64 carats (5,582 g) blue diamond heart-pieces and Moussaieff Red Diamond, the world's largest known Fancy Red diamond at 5.11 carats (1.102 g).

6. De Beers Centenary Diamond 

De Beers Centenary Diamond, at 273.85 carats (54.77 g), the third largest diamond has been produced in the Premier Mine. The Centenary Diamond D levels were classified by color as color by the Gemological Institute of America, which is the highest grade diamond is colorless and internally and externally flawless. Centenary Diamond was named as shown in the rough for Centennial.The Centenary Diamond was unveiled in final form in May 1991.

7. Hope Diamond




Hope Diamond is a large, 45.52 carats (9.10 g), housed in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, DC blue Hope Diamond to the naked eye because of trace amounts of boron in the crystal structure, but exhibits a red phosphor under ultraviolet light. It is classified as a Type IIb diamond, and is famous for being a curse.

8. The Cullinan Diamond
 
The Cullinan diamond is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g).
biggest polished stone gemstone named Cullinan I or the First Star of Africa, and at 530.2 carats (106.0 g) is the largest diamond in the world until the 1985 discovery of the Golden Jubilee Diamond, 545.67 carats (109.13 g), also from the Premier Mine. Cullinan I is now mounted in the head with a stick Cross. The second largest gem from the Cullinan stone, Cullinan II or the Little Star of Africa, at 317.4 carats (63.5 g), is the fourth largest diamond in the world. Both gems are in the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
 
9. The Sancy Diamond 
 
The Sancy Diamond, a pale yellow diamond of 55.23 carats (5.11 g), once belonging to famous ancient Great Mogul, but more likely from India who was cut because of the unusual with Western standards.
Shield-shaped stone consists of two back-to-back crowns (the typical upper stone) but does not have any resemblance to a pavilion (the bottom of the stone, below the belt or the middle of the body).
 
10. Koh-i-Noor Diamond  
Commonly known Mount Light of Persian , also spelled Kohinoor , Koh - e Noor or Koh - i - Nur is 105 carats ( 21.6 g ) diamond that was once the largest known diamond in the world . The Kohinoor originated at Golconda in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India . It is owned by various Sikh , Mughal and Persian rulers who fought bitterly over it at various points in history and seized as a spoil of war time and again . After completely ignoring the Maharaja Ranjit Singh's Will was finally seized by the East India Company and became part of the British Crown Jewels when British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli declared Empress Queen Victoria India in 1877 . It is a legend that anyone who has the Koh - i - Noor ruled the world .The possibility of a curse pertaining to ownership of the diamond dates back to a Hindu text relating to the first authenticated appearance of the diamond in 1306 :He who owns this diamond will own the world , but will also know all its misfortunes .  She owns this diamond will own the world , but will also know all misfortune . Only God , or a woman , can wear it freely

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

9 Most Beautiful Car in the World

9 Most Beautiful Car in the World


because of her beauty, classic cars like the Ferrari 250, or Porsche 911 picture decorate the boys room wall.

"Ferrari is the car icon. A beautiful car," said Peter Brant billionaire owner of the Ferrari 250 reported by Forbes. He said that as he drove his car toward the horse stall.

But now on the market there are also models of new cars is no less beautiful with the old. Forbes magazine released the most beautiful cars in 2012. What are the car?

1. Ferrari 458 Spider

Indulge your eyes with a mid-engine super car world's first convertible.

For U.S. $ 257,000 car has a V8 engine, rear wheel and can accelerate from 0-100 km per hour in 3.3 seconds.

With the roof open, a beautiful Italian cars, while if the lightness of the roof is closed, the car turned into the hottest convertibles on the market today.

2. Jaguar F-Type

This new car will slide next year as 2014 models. Car inherits the previous Jaguar C-Type, D-Type and E-Type for its sportiness.

If it is produced, the car will use a supercharged V6 engine that is lightweight and small.

This makes the F-Type can at least compete with larger cars like the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Ferrari 458 and Porsche 911 Italy.

3. Zenvo ST1


Denmark ranks next to the Zenvo ST1. This car has an engine that could discharge up to 1250 horsepower.

Thanks to the 7000 cc engine was dreadful, the car can go from 0-100 km per hour in under 3 seconds and has a speed of 233 miles per hour maximum.

Whole body and coated with carbon fiber trim. There are only 15 units produced ST1.

4. Lamborghini Aventador J


This car represents what a supercar should have. Exclusive super cars worth USD 25 billion more that just one seed produced by Lamborghini have been 'disappeared' from the public eye. Lamborghini reportedly been handed an open-topped car to someone.

Aventador J took the basis of the most advanced car the Lambo LP 700-4 Aventador. With its carbon structure, the car is very light but strong.

This car has the innards of the engine capacity of 6500 cc 12-cylinder engine capable of providing maximum power to 700 hp.

With that much power, it is not wrong if Aventador topspeed can penetrate up to 350 miles per hour and accelerates from 0-100 km per hour in 2.9 seconds.

5. McLaren MP-12C

Like a sports car, McLaren MP4-12C has an exotic body design.

Additionally, this car was also feels special thanks to the kitchen runway backed by Twin Turbo V8 engine with a capacity of 3.8 liters which is then mated to a 7-Shift transmission Seamless dual-clutch gearbox (SSG).

Thanks to the combination of that, McLaren MP4-12C was claimed by casual labor can produce up to 600 horsepower (hp) and can accelerate from 0-100 km / h in less than 3 seconds with a topspeed reaches 321 km per hour. Wow!

6. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG


In Indonesia this car sold for $ 4 billion before taxes. There are two types namely SLS coupe and convertible.

Mercedes SLS 63 AMG is equipped with a 6300 cc V8 engine that could produce 571 hp power and 650 Nm of torque.

This car can be run from 0-100 km / h within 3.8 seconds with a maximum speed of 317 km / h.

7. Aston Martin V12 Zagato


Some people say that British cars are not as sophisticated as other European cars, but for Aston Martin, Forbes assess if their cars are very beautiful like this Zagato.

This car is considered a GT car was a man. Aston Martin V12 Zagato itself according to the plan will only be produced in very limited quantities just 150 cars with the first distribution at the end of 2012 Assembled by human hands in the Aston Martin headquarters in Gaydon, England.

Aston Martin V12 Zagato supercar which is itself a partnership was born for the commemorate Aston Martin and Zagato design in the house 50 years ago that when designing DB4GT.

Aston Martin V12 Engine Zagato production version will not differ from the concept version that is reinforced by a V12 engine with a capacity of 6,000 cc is capable of spitting out 510 hp power and 570 Nm of torque.

8. Bentley Mulsanne


What saloon costing less than U.S. $ 300,000? Configured 4-door car and 5 passengers can indulge driver and passengers.

Especially now more economical fuel Mulsanne 15 percent over the V8-engined predecessors.

Mulsanne made ​​in Crewe, England, and took 320 hours to produce one unit. 320 hours were mostly spent on beautifying the interior ranging from installation of a first-class leather seats, and high quality wood trim.

9. Maserati Gran Turismo


One more Italian sports car output. Gran Turismo and really reflect a true GT car.

This car is used by world-class celebrities. This exotic sports car designed by Jason Castriota of the famous design house, Pininfarina. In the kitchen spur, hidden ear of engine 4.7 L (4691 cc).

Ejected from the engine power to 434 horsepower at 7,000 rpm with a round of the engine reaches peak torque of 490 Nm.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beautiful Creatures in Mariana Trench, Deepest Place in the World

Mariana Trench is the deepest location in the world save a million mysteries. Including the unique creatures that can survive in extreme conditions in the deepest sea.

Mariana Trench is located in the Pacific Ocean, east of the Mariana Islands, to be precise with the coordinates 11 ° 21 'North latitude and 142 ° 12' east longitude, is also close to Japan. Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the ocean in the world, as well as the location of the deepest in the world.

Depth of the Mariana Trench itself is 11 033 meters, while the pressure at the deepest trough reaches 8 tons per square inch. Meanwhile, the Mariana Trench is the length of 2.542 km with a width of 69 km.








Deep water with unusually high pressure was initially thought to be only inhabited by a primitive species, but recent findings indicate that in the deep sea there are many species that can not even be identified. Some of the creatures are small in size, but they can survive in the most extreme environmental conditions.

The following are pictures of the unique creatures Mariana trough dwellers.














Saturday, October 29, 2011

Amazing Sand Art

Dragon Sand Art - The dragon has often been found in mythology and folklore of cultures throughout the world. Their fearsome power combined with the elegance of the uncontested (and of course the large size), making them a subject of imagination. Sculptor wanted to take advantage of human respect and admiration of this mythical beast by creating a very complex picture on the side of the dunes and picture straight out of the earth.


Giant Sand Art - The children try to make impress their friends with their toy castle creations, and adults are also not much different. With enough people working on this project, sand sculptors can create a masterpiece that takes half the sand on the beach. This giant creations are made to make every pedestrian impressed, because not every day you can see something made of sand.

 Skeleton Sand Art - The beach is the place to play around with the waves and a place to relax during the holidays, this increases the effect of different beach menyeramkannya with the addition of skeleton sculptures that touched with an artistic touch. People who like combing the beach with a metal detector, usually looking for lost treasure, so this becomes an interesting thing to imagine a dinosaur skeleton, and pirate treasure buried the remains of spoils.


Scientists Sand Art - Scientists are also happy to bask in the sun coast. No exception Scientist "Great" is made of sand. Ranging from Michelangelo Until Darwin, scientists and research subjects is one of the most popular in the made from sand sculpture competitions. Although the statues of long dead scientists are not as popular with the statue of a dragon, they have value to their fans.


Ordinary Sand Art - Who is saying things that ordinary is boring? everyday activities like lazing in bed or on the couch much more appealing when they are engraved on a beautiful beach. Comic scenes such as visits to the dentist is painful, or careless construction worker, can make the most common things become more entertaining.


Faces Sand Art - Human form may be the most common subject for all kinds of art, and as well as in carving sculptures out of sand. Observing a large carved faces is a wonderful thing, especially with a touch of detail that is carved into the carving of this statue menjadikkan something extraordinary. Details such as wrinkles on the face adds to the beauty of the sand sculpture.


Fictional Sand Art - Fictional characters who usually appear in the film are also usually often enliven a sand art competition, including a character in the Disney animated film and the character in the movie old school like ulliver's Travels and Star Wars.Orang people also would have loved to see their favorite characters in the film formed of sand on their holiday to come


Wild Sand Art - Sand sculptor happy to let their imaginations run wild when they are on the beach, and they are usually very random subjects. Imagination about the castle or the beautiful scenery of the dream is a common thing, as a portrait artist like Michael Jackson. You can see a large mural Gollum "Lord of the Rings", and the monk who looked very stunted.


Ocean Sand Art - It seems reasonable to view the sea became a very popular subject in every coastal scenery, and life gradually also frequently depicted by artists of this sand with astonishing detail. Coral reefs come flock flocked to live in the sand and also not miss the mythical creatures such as the Mermaid.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Aruba, Small Countries with the Exotic Natural Panorama

Brief Profile of Aruba Country



Aruba is an island country in the Caribbean with a capital of Oranjestad. Small island, only 33 km long, located 27 km north of the coast of Venezuela and 130 km east peninsula of Guajira (Colombia). Aruba became a constituent of royal dutch like Ahora, Sint Maarten and Curacao.

Unlike many areas in the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and cactus plants scattered around the island. Due to the unique climate to attract the interest of tourists visiting the island to enjoy the warm and sunny weather. Aruba has a land area of ​​180 square kilometers with a population of about 103,000 people.

Interesting Places

1. Alto Vista Chapel


Alto Vista Chapel is a small chapel is also known as the "Pilgrim Church" which stands on the hills above the north sea coast and the northeastern city of Noord, on the island of Aruba, 27 miles north of the coast of Venezuela. Chapel striking bright yellow color makes a striking religious monument for people to visit. Alto Vista Chapel completed in 1952 and stood at the same location as the original chapel, built by Domingo Silvestre, a missionary Venezuela in 1750.

2. Arikok National Park


Has an area of ​​approximately 18% of entire island. Contains three major geologic formations, Aruba lava formation, formation Quartz diorite, and limestone formations. The park is also inhabited by some endemic animals Aruba. Arikok The most interesting feature is the caves in the area known as the Colorado Seroe.

3. Ayo Rock formations


Ayo Rock formations is a collection of monolithic rock formation located on the island of Aruba in the Caribbean. Come near the village, about 3.2 miles from the bridge Casibari. Towering rocks, with an unusual design. Combined with a quiet village environment Come. Creating a sense of awe and understanding of why the area was once considered a sacred place by the island's original inhabitants (Arawak Indians).

4. Bushiribana and Balashi


Bushiribana and Balashi is the former site of a former gold smelting enterprises on the island of Aruba. Bushiribana smelter was built in 1872 by the island of Aruba gold mining companies to extract gold from ore that was mined in the hills near Ceru Plat, in operation for 20 years. Balashi was built in 1899. Closed in 1916, during the first world war, due to lack of raw materials and spare parts, which are mostly imported from Germany.

5. Jamanota Mountain


Jamanota Mountain with a height of 188 meters is the highest point on the island of Aruba and can be seen throughout the island. Place to live goats and wild donkeys that roam freely on the mountain. Also a living environment of wild parakeets.

6. Natural Pool


Natural pool which is also known as "Conchi" or "Cura in Tortuga", is a natural pool of water located in very remote areas in the north of Aruba.
This pond was formed by volcanic rocks.

7. Quadiriki Cave


Cave Quadiriki in Arikok National Park on the island of Aruba. There are 3 pieces of the hall in which there are many Arawak tribes petroglyps. The name comes from the cave Quadiriki Arawak tribe. The first and second cave damp and dark, filled with bat guano, stalactites and stalagmites. The last of the three rooms lit by some in the middle with a hole in the ceiling.
In addition to the attractions above, Aruba save the beautiful sea panorama suitable for snorkeling activities. Clean sand beach with its beauty an attraction for tourists to visit the beaches in Aruba. This is certainly a distinct advantage for Aruba in foreign exchange earnings from tourism.

Beach In Aruba


1. Palm Beach

 


Palm Beach is in the northwestern city of Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba. Surrounded by high-rise hotel and a new shopping center was completed in 2009. Since the tourism industry squirm some five-star hotel has opened in the area and some classy malls and shopping centers have been built. Various condominiums have also been or are being built in the area.





2. Baby Beach



Baby Beach is located in shallow water Seroe Colorado, at the southeastern tip of the island of Aruba, and frequented by locals and tourists. Named Baby Beach because the water was so calm beach is safe for small children. Snorkeling at this location is great for kids or travelers who are just learning to dive. The beach is popular mainly because of the lack of waves and shallow water.



3. Eagles Beach


Eagle Beach is a long beach which was about Oranjestad, Aruba. Having a soft white sand and rated one of the best beaches in the world. Shallow coastal water gives a whole different perspective to the natural beauty of the Caribbean.




Diving and snorkeling


Aruba store window a beautiful underwater world offers diving and snorkeling experience unforgettable. Under the tropical waters and dazzling blue sea with superb views. The fish slipped among colorful coral, one of the few wonders under the sea. No wonder that Aruba is home to the best destination for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Snorkeling and diving are two very different activities. One of the most fundamental difference between snorkeling and diving is the location in the water. Snorkelers float on the surface of the water and breathe through a snorkel while the divers entered the ocean depths with oxygen tanks on their backs. Snorkeling is easy to learn, while diving requires training and licensing.









Shopping Center


Stretching of tourism activities in Aruba became a strategic business loopholes investors to invest in Aruba. Despite its small population but with the rise of the visit of tourists in recent years has built a classy shopping center. Visitors can find a wide selection of international branded range of products with relatively low prices, 10-35% lower than in the United States. Malls and stores lined the downtown streets filling, while the centers of entertainment and resort high up neatly.
Royal Plaza Mall

 Renaissance Mall

 Alhambra Casino Shopping Bazaar

Holland Aruba Mall

Hotel and Resort


To pamper the tourists, a lot of standing around the beach and resort grand hotel that provides the best service. Hotels and resorts into a competitive business in Aruba. When a hotel introduces new features, others are scrambling to match or beat it. No wonder if all of the upscale resort has a casino, fitness center, several types of spas, a wide range of places to eat and drink, beautiful gardens and magnificent swimming pool. Even modest hotels and apartments have a facility that is not less complete.
Divi Village Resort

The Mill Resort & Suites Aruba

Riu Palace Aruba Hotel

Occidental Grand Aruba
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