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$6 Million Golden Eagle: One of the world’s largest gold statue goes on sale for breast cancer charity

Andrea Divirgilio / June 27, 2012

One-of-a-kind treasure, a refined old-world craftsmanship and magnificent work of artistry exhibiting awe-inspiring beauty and brilliance, the world’s largest solid gold sculpture encrusted with diamonds, ‘The Golden Eagle’ is now being sold to make a real difference in the fight against breast cancer disease. Estimated by acclaimed auctioneer Sotheby’s to have a market value of $6 million, The Golden Eagle was actually commissioned by Ron Shore, a Canadian treasure hunt expert, entrepreneur and philanthropist, as part of an extensive multi-year personal mission to craft the world’s most exclusive treasure, and then to donate its sale proceeds to help fight breast cancer, a fatal disease that stole the life of his sister, two days after giving birth to a girl child.

$6 Million Golden Eagle: One of the world's largest gold statue goes for sale to benefit Breast Cancer

Philanthropist Ron Shore has actually agreed to donate $1 million off the estimated market value of this piece of history. The sales price of this treasure is $5 million, and from the sale proceeds, Shore will give $1 million directly to the buyer’s choice of breast cancer charity. Further, the $1 million will also be given to the winner of his ‘The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt: Quest for the Golden Eagle’ contest.

The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt: Quest for the Golden Eagle’ contest

And, the remainder money will go to cover the costs of contest promotion and other expenses in an effort to raise an additional $24 million for cancer research.

$6 Million Golden Eagle: One of the world's largest gold statue goes for sale to benefit Breast Cancer

In addition, Ron Shore has also agreed to give a sum of $100,000 to any individual as finder’s fee, who helps facilitate The Golden Eagle’s sale.

Also regarded as the world’s third largest gold sculpture, The Golden Eagle, measuring 26cm x 10 cm, is hand-crafted in 14 kt yellow gold, 18 kt white gold, 10k yellow gold, and 14kt white gold. Featuring a rhodium fish and is pave set with 763 round brilliantly cut diamonds, and its eyes are bezel set in white gold with two pear-shaped brilliant cut diamonds, it took more than 4,000 hours to create this gem. And, cradled above the stunning base made with 10kt yellow gold is the famed 12.72 carat “Atocha Star” emerald, which was recovered in the year 1980 from The Atocha, the Spanish treasure galleon which was lost back in year 1622.

$6 Million Golden Eagle: One of the world's largest gold statue goes for sale to benefit Breast Cancer

The prospective buyers who would like to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer can contact Ron Shore at 1-604-857-2488 or email at Ron@GreatHunt.com

Via: TheGoldenEagle

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