Diamond and Gold Eage Sculpture for Sale for $6 Million to Benefit Breast Cancer
6/24/2012 3:12:04 AM Shira
A hand-crafted solid gold and diamond encrusted eagle valued at $6 million by Sotheby’s is officially on the market. $1 million of the purchase price will be donated to fight breast cancer.
The sculpture measures at 26 cm x 10 cm and is crafted of 18kt and 14kt white gold, and 14kt and 10k yellow gold. The eagle’s head is set with 763 round brilliant-cut diamonds and the eagle’s eyes are set with two pear-shaped brilliant-cut diamonds. The status also contains a famous 12.72 carat emerald, the “Atocha Star,” which was recovered from a Spanish galleon lost in 1622.
The unusual sculpture, said to be the third largest gold sculpture in the world, was commissioned by Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist Ron Shore with the intention of proceeds from its sale helping fight breast cancer—Shore’s sister died of breast cancer. Shore will give $1 million of the selling price to the breast cancer charity of the buyer’s choice.
“The Golden Eagle is unlike anything that anyone has ever seen, in any museum, anywhere in the world...And while I truly love this unforgettable statue and have sacrificed an enormous amount of time and money to oversee its creation, the time has finally come for it to find its new owner, and fulfill its original intention...to help raise funds for breast cancer research. When my sister was tragically taken away just two days after giving birth to my niece, I made a promise that I would do whatever I could to strike the biggest possible blow in the fight against breast cancer. The sale of the Golden Eagle, will help make that happen,” said Shore.