AC Silver’s Top 10 Gift List for the Extravagant Spender
Last week we took a look at AC Silver’s Top 10 gift list for those folks who want to spend around $1000. This week, just for fun, let’s take a look at their top 10 gift list for those who are prepared for more extravagant spending. Here are 10 gift suggestions for those gifters who can say that money is no object, the sky is the limit!
1.This striking opal and diamond dress ring.
This gorgeous ring features a 7.39Ct opal, accented by fourteen perfectly color matched diamonds. A truly remarkable ring, it dates back to the 1960s, and costs about $6200.
2. A fine-looking diamond cocktail watch.
This ladies cocktail watch is truly spectacular. It features thirty-two eight-cut diamonds along its borders, as well as baguette cut diamonds along both ends of the bezel. It’s a beautiful art deco vintage piece, dated to the 1940s, and costs a little over $18,000.
3. Enamel and yellow gold cufflinks.
These exceptional cufflinks are decorated with hand painted cream basket-weave and bead enamel panels. They are set in 18k yellow gold. English-made, and contemporarily dated to the year 2000, this set of cufflinks costs around $2200.
4. This fabulous gentleman’s smoking compendium.
This sterling silver smoking compendium is a magnificent example of its kind. It has inset cedar wood lined and gilded cigar boxes, and the centre of the compendium features the original detachable hallmarked cigar/cheroot cutter and a match receiver. The cigar cutter is fitted with a hinged spring cutting mechanism; operational when the upper portion is depressed. This vintage smoking compendium dates to 1957, and costs around $6000.
5. A spectacular diamond cluster ring.
This truly amazing cluster ring features a 3.49Ct diamond, surrounded by 0.98Cts worth of supporting diamonds. Set in platinum and dated back to the turn of the 20th Century, this ring would be an unforgettable gift for anyone to receive, and it costs around $34,000.
6. This gorgeous hip flask.
We’re returning to hip flasks, and this specimen is in exquisite condition. Crafted with crocodile skin, sterling silver, and glass, this hip flask would be more than welcome to anyone’s drink cabinet, and is perfectly suited for travel. Dated to the year 1925, this hip flask costs around $1700.
7. A truly unique biscuit box.
This piece is the most modern we have in this list. A gorgeous Italian sterling silver biscuit box circa 2005; this silverware would make a brilliant addition to the homes of your loved ones, all for a little over $6000.
8. A beautiful pair of aquamarine and diamond earrings.
These indescribably stunning earrings are impressive in both size and quality. Featuring 21.12Cts worth of aquamarine, and 5.86Cts worth of diamonds, all set in 18k white gold, these clip on earrings are the perfect gift for anyone who likes some sparkle – or in this case quite a lot of sparkle. These vintage earrings date to the 1980s and sell for a little over $16,000.
9. This full sterling silver five piece tea and coffee service.
This phenomenal antique Edwardian tea and coffee service is dated to 1903, and includes a spirit kettle, teapot, coffee pot, cream jug, and a sugar bowl. Each piece has a plain circular rounded form onto a domed circular spreading foot, in an Art Nouveau style. This incredible 5-piece set is valued at about $8700.
10. This splendid pair of sterling silver bowls.
This set of two sterling silver bowls is beyond sublime. Each one is exceptionally spacious, capable of comfortably carrying two champagne bottles [or more if you’re feeling especially festive]. Definitely a Christmas surprise to be remembered, this set is as luxurious as it gets, coming in at about $75,000.
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