Do you believe that Christmas tree decorations can be worth a fortune? We conducted a research and found out – there are such toys for which collectors will gladly pay if not millions, then hundreds of thousands of euros. Especially if this is not just a ball made on a stream, but a real masterpiece of jewelry art.
The most expensive Christmas tree decorations Ball from Hallmark Jewelers
It took Mark Hussey 130 hours to create this toy. That is how long he painstakingly made his diamond ball. It is based on white gold. For the decoration, the jeweler-artist needed 1,500 diamonds and almost 200 rubies. This Christmas decoration was valued at 82,000 euros.
The ball, made by Mark Hussey, is officially declared the most expensive Christmas tree toy, confirmation of this can be found in the Guinness Book of Records. The designer did not expect that the ball he created would be so highly appreciated by jewelry lovers. He said that he just wanted to make an original toy, which his children would then inherit. Now the most expensive New Year’s decoration is carefully kept in one of the castles in Hampshire.
Toys from Krebs Glas Lauscha
Glass Christmas tree decorations made by the Krebs Glas Lauscha brand are well known in Europe. Their uniqueness is that each is painted by the artist by hand. Repetitions in collectible series are excluded. A bright red ball, decorated with a 12-carat gold fishnet, is estimated at 20,000 euros. The master used 120 diamonds to decorate it.
Lladro Christmas decorations
In second place is the decoration for Christmas trees from the Spanish manufacture Lladro. Why are the products of this company interesting? Figures are made of high quality hard porcelain. This brand continues the Christmas tradition of European porcelain. All jewelry and figurines are created in their own recognizable style.
Toys cost significantly less than Christmas diamond balls. Their price does not exceed 100 euros. The main distinguishing feature is thin white porcelain decorated with elaborate ornamentation.
The brand produces entire collections, which include several figurines of recognizable characters, created in the same style. One of the most popular series is the heroes of Grimm’s fairy tales. Marketers are confident that such New Year decorations not only create a festive mood, but also give a reason to revive such a tradition as family Christmas readings.