In the midst of anticipation, rumours and speculation, Beyonce gave birth to a baby girl on the 8th of January. Proud parents Beyonce and Jay Z are beaming with joy. And need we say baby Blue Ivy Carter is one lucky girl on the planet!
Jay Z is known to pamper his wife with the most luxurious clothes, holidays and not to forget, jewellery! The engagement ring given by him to Beyonce is one of the most amazing and expensive celebrity engagement rings.
Now it is the turn of his little bundle of joy to get indulged. And the new parents are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that their baby Blue Ivy Carter has all the luxuries of the world at her disposal. Even though, she is barely a few days old.
The list of thing that this power couple shopped for their baby is quite long.
First one is a shocker! Soon after Beyonce announced her pregnancy, the couple ordered diamond and crystal encrusted pram from a Dubai based designer for their child. According to the reports the pram costs around £32,000.
This was just the beginning. The R&B singer and her rapper partner spent £23,000 on building special bedrooms for the baby in all their three homes. Other things include a Swarovski-studded high chair worth £10,000 and a handmade gold Ginza Tanaka rocking horse for £389, 000! They even splurged on £20,000 magical windmill playhouse for the garden and a mini Bugatti car too!
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In movies, it’s not just the actresses who are laden with exquisite pieces of diamonds. There have been several movies over the years where diamonds played an integral part in the story.
‘Diamonds Are Forever’ is the first name that pops in to the head when you think of diamonds and movies! Though it sounds like a romantic movie’s title, but it isn’t! It is the seventh movie of the James Bond series and the genre is action thriller. The plot revolves around Bond going under-cover as a diamond smuggler in search of lost diamonds. ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ is also a popular phrase used to describe the characteristics of diamonds.
Coming second is ‘Pink Panther’! No, it isn’t about a pink colour panther gone wild! ‘Pink Panther’ is referred to the large diamond in the movie. As the title suggests, the movie revolves around the diamond, the theft of it actually.
‘Titanic’, the eternal romantic movie was not about diamond theft, rescue or any such thing. But people still remember the beautiful blue diamond pendant necklace featured in the movie. Such was the impact of the jewellery! The blue diamond necklace was the main factor that caused several dramatic twists...
Diamonds are very fascinating precious stones. There are so many famous diamonds like the Hope Diamond, Darya-ye Noor Diamond, Tiffany Yellow Diamond and The Taylor-Burton diamond that have so much history behind them, besides being exceptionally beautiful! Therefore it comes as no surprise that across the world there are so many museums just dedicated to diamonds!
Antwerp Diamond Museum, Belgium is the largest Diamond Museum in the world! No wonder Antwerp is known as the diamond centre of the world for centuries. The ‘image and sound’ museum guarantees a total and unique experience for the senses. The audio-visual experience will immerse you in the fascinating world of sparkling diamonds.
You can select the language of your choice, level and pace so that you get the maximum out of the experience. Antwerp Diamond Museum has replicas of the British Crown Jewels, the Cullinan diamond, and the Kohinoor diamond on display.
If you travel to Netherlands, don’t forget to visit the Diamond Museum Amsterdam. This museum is the brain-child of Coster Diamonds, a large Amsterdam based diamond polishing and trading diamond firm. Their shows will tell you all the nitty-gritty about diamonds, right from how it came in to existence to how diamonds have become a representation of wealth and power now!
So give history and art museums a miss and visit a diamond museum for a...