This popular jewelry and luxury watch designer, Buccellati, was founded in 1919 by Mario Buccellati in Milan, Italy. By the 1950's they had reached the United States, opening stores in Palm Beach, Florida and on Fifth Avenue in New York. Stores eventually appeared in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Sidney, Moscow and many other prime locations throughout the world. The company has since continued to thrive and has established itself as one of the world's most important designers of gold, silver and platinum jewelry. A Buccellati piece will range in cost from approximately $2K - $50K making their designs available to a wide range of customers. In September of 2019 Compagnie Financiere Richemont, a Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company, acquired Buccellati.
This artist's name is Brian Donnelly but he is best known throughout the art world simply as KAWS. He resides and works in Brooklyn New York creating much sought after and unique sculptures, acrylic paintings on canvas as well as screen prints But he is most recognized for his BFF figures, clothing, skate decks and limited edition toys. His work can be seen in galleries and museums around the world as well as in many private celebrity collections. Like Banksy and Shepard Fairey, KAWS career began with an obsession with street graffiti. In case you are wondering KAWS doesn't mean anything significant, the artist just liked the way the letters KAWS looked together. Up for a treat? Check out the work he did in collaboration with Dior at the Paris Fashion Week in 2019! FYI: A KAWS painting recently sold at a record breaking (for the artist) price of $14.7 million at Sotheby's in Hong Kong!
A Texas native, this legendary major league baseball player was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. He was considered to be one of the best center fielders in the game of baseball at the young age of 22! Tris began his long career with the Boston Red Sox in 1912 but was traded in 1916 to what would become his primary career team, the Cleveland Indians. During his 1919 season with the Indians, Tris assumed a player/manager position which he held for the rest of his career. Only Willie Mays, with 7,022 bested Tris' 6,783 career putouts. One of the truly all time greats ,Tris Speaker passed away on December 8, 1958.
This truly iconic jazz legend was nominated for a whopping 32 Grammy awards. He was awarded eight over the course of his four decade career. The first in 1960 and the last, posthumously, in 1993. Miles Dewey Davis lll was born on May 26, 1926 in Alton, Illinois. He was a major contributor to the world of jazz and was instrumental in the development of jazz fusion and bebop. Davis's mother wanted him to play the violin but the trumpet, his father's preference, won out! A great influence in Miles' life was saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker who he actually roomed with in New York City. Davis attended Juilliard School, a performing arts conservatory in New York City, briefly but left after becoming dissatisfied with their program. His 1959 "Kind of Blue", his most successful album, went platinum after unit sales hit four million! Miles Davis passed away on September 28,1991.
Basically if the dollar is down, gold is up! If it takes more dollars to buy an ounce of gold because the dollar has been devalued due to a drop in confidence, the price of gold will spike, as we have recently seen. The economic condition of the US and the world due to the pandemic, has dramatically shaken people's confidence in the dollar and other world currencies as well, Gold represents tangible wealth as well as a hedge on inflation that consumers can 'count on' to retain its value. People feel safer with gold than they do an unpredictable paper dollar. *A friendly security caveat on the gold buying experience: If you buy gold and store it, tell only one person, preferably a trusted loved one, the location you have chosen!
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