Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Golden Eagle: One of the World’s Largest Gold Statues

The Golden Eagle is one of the world’s largest sculptures crafted from solid gold, with glittering diamonds encrusted all over it. Priced at six million US dollars, this piece of magnificent artistry is now up for sale, to raise awareness about breast-cancer.

The Golden Eagle gold statue is owned by Ron Shore, a Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist, who is also a treasure hunt expert. Ron Shore had previously commissioned this statue as part of a personal mission to create a unique treasure, which could be later sold, and the proceeds donated to help fight breast cancer. Mr. Ron Shore has been supporting this particular cause because his sister had died of breast cancer, just two days after she gave birth to a little girl.

The Golden Eagle Gold Statue

The Golden Eagle Gold Statue is considered to be the third largest gold sculpture in the world. The eagle statue measures 26cm x 10 cm, and has been hand-crafted from different types of gold, such as 14 carat yellow gold, 18 carat white gold, 10 carat yellow gold and 14 carat white gold. It features a rhodium fish, while the head and the neck of the eagle are encrusted with 763 round diamonds.

The eyes of the Golden Eagle gold statue are bezel set in white gold, with two pear-shaped diamonds that have been brilliantly cut. The beautiful base of the statue has been crafted from 10 carat yellow gold, and includes the famous 12.72 carat ‘Atocha Star’ emerald. This glittering green emerald was recovered in 1980 from the wreck of ‘The Atocha’, a Spanish treasure galleon that had sunk centuries ago in 1622. According to sources, it took more than 4,000 hours of painstaking work to create the exquisite Golden Eagle Gold Statue.

Sotheby’s, the acclaimed auction house, has estimated the Golden Eagle sculpture to have a market value of six million US dollars. Philanthropist Ron Shore has agreed to donate $1 million off the estimated market value of the Golden Eagle statue to charity. This money will be directly given to the breast cancer charity selected by the person who finally buys the treasure. In addition, another $1 million will be awarded to the winner of Shore’s ‘The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt: Quest for the Golden Eagle’ contest.

The remaining profits from the Golden Eagle Statue sale will go towards contest promotion costs and other expenses for raising a further $24 million for breast cancer research. Moreover, Ron Shore has also agreed to award an amount of $100,000 as finder’s fee to anyone who helps facilitate the sale of The Golden Eagle sculpture. If you wish to buy this statue and contribute towards this noble cause,please contact Mr. Ron Shore by emailing him at

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