The Masterpiece Rubik’s Cube – £2m

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The Masterpiece Rubik’s Cube is valued at a staggering £2 million. But what makes it so expensive. We take a look at the world’s most expensive 3D cube.

In honour of the Rubik’s Cube’s 15th anniversary, Fred Cuellar, the CEO and founder of Diamond Cutters International, skillfully created the extraordinary Masterpiece Rubik’s Cube.

Originating from the early 1970s, the Rubik’s Cube has become a globally recognised toy, cherished for its iconic status. It’s estimated that approximately one in seven individuals, including yourself, most likely, have engaged with this renowned multicoloured cube. Perhaps you have even triumphed in solving it at least once?

But have you ever laid eyes on the world’s most expensive Rubik’s Cube? Well, here it is.

The Masterpiece Rubik’s Cube is the world's most expensive cube, valued at around £2 million.

Retaining the functional characteristics of its plastic counterpart, the Masterpiece Cube required an impressive 8,500 hours to meticulously craft. This exquisite creation is constructed using 18-karat yellow gold and adorned with over 185 carats of various dazzling gemstones.

In its final form, instead of the familiar plastic stickers, the completed Masterpiece Cube showcases a breathtaking arrangement of precious gems. Among its remarkable features are 34 carats of rubies, 34 carats of emeralds, and 22.5 carats of amethyst. Notably, the orange side has been replaced by the violet hues of amethyst, a captivating semi-precious stone.

The amethyst side is deliberately concealed from public view, ensuring the preservation of the Masterpiece Cube’s exclusive design and preventing any attempts at replication.

Fred Cuellar presented the Masterpiece Cube to Erno Rubik, the founding father of the original Rubik’s Cube, in all its shimmering glory in front of an audience at the Liberty Science Centre’s ‘Genius Gala’ during the Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibition event.

According to BRC’s site, the Masterpiece Cube is currently valued at USD 2.5 million, making it the world’s most expensive puzzle.

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