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 Post subject: Rubik's Cube Masterpiece
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:12 pm 
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According to various internet sites the Masterpiece Cube was produced in 1995 by Diamond Cutters International. It is a regular fully functional 3x3x3 cube which boasts 22.5 karats of amethyst, 34 karats of rubies, 34 karats of emeralds and is made of 18 karat gold. It's value is estimated at $1,500,000 (unfortunately I can't compete with that).
I couldn't find a photo so I contacted the company for more information. I was surprised to receive an email from Fred Cuellar who actually owns the puzzle. He sent me a photo and told me it isn't on public display but is brought out to show sometimes.


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... :shock:
wow...I would be afraid if I owned that and let a speedcuber mess with it
$1500000 for a precious metals and stones cube..... I would like to stick with good old plastic :)

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Tony, does he know how to solve a Rubik's Cube and do you know if it has ever been scrambled?


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Adam, on my perspective, I dont think he knows how to solve one and I dont think he plans on scambling that thing either...its just too perfect solved

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I don't have any further information. I wasn't even expecting a reply and don't really want to hassle the guy. There's nothing in his email that suggests it is ever played with.


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i was just curious. its sad to see such a great puzzle that has never been played with. :cry:


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O_O Just when I thought the jewelry cube from Ton's site was magnificent...this is crazy. Well, the one from Ton's site is still awesome. Is this puzzle functional?

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wow... simply fantastic!!!
Thanks for sharing this lovely picture! :)

So... what's next? a diamond made octahedron??? :P

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That seems to be just three colors (white/clear, red, green). It would be a shame to spend that much time and material on a cube if it doesn't even have all 6 colors. Perhaps some saphire for the blue?

What would you use for the Orange and Yellow?

It would be nice to know when it would be displayed.

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ive got $100, almost there....

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Sweet! Exactly the cube I was looking for to try out a truncated octahedron mod on... now where did I put my Dremel... ;)


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kastellorizo wrote:
wow... simply fantastic!!!
Thanks for sharing this lovely picture! :)

So... what's next? a diamond made octahedron??? :P


For me it will be enough a simple pastic one................. hahahhahahaha

Not necessary being made from diamonds....... hahahahah

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOU the diamond cube is............. AMAZING

Whay a incredible collectio nI would made with this money....... hahahahhaha


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i think Tony can afford one, with all the ebay auctions he's been putting up :!: :P :shock: :oops: :wink: 8-)










lol *forsees to see my name on that thread once again* :oops:

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I think it will be down to you Reeech if I ever can afford one. Thanks for your continued interest in my puzzles.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Masterpiece
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Tony Fisher wrote:
It's value is estimated at $1,500,000 (unfortunately I can't compete with that).


I gather thats American dollars? Am I right?!?!?

I wonder what it's would be worth today?


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It depends if someone is willing to buy it for $1.5m. If no-one in the world is willing to pay that much for it, it's not worth that. Course, the raw materials alone should be worth a bob or two ;)
US$1.5m ~= GB£0.86m
If I won the lottery I might consider it...

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