Hunt For Diamonds Or Get A Jumbo Screen? Ooh, Aah Over Neiman Marcus Holiday Gifts | KERA News

Hunt For Diamonds Or Get A Jumbo Screen? Ooh, Aah Over Neiman Marcus Holiday Gifts

Oct 8, 2013

A true sign that Christmas is just around the corner: Neiman Marcus has released its 2013 Christmas Book.

Looking for a whimsical, fantastical holiday gift for that special someone? The Dallas-based luxury retailer has some ideas.

How about choosing a diamond ring that includes a diamond-hunting trip to Africa and a trip to New York to have your ring designed? It’s yours for just $1.85 million.

Or what about a “his and hers” entertainment system with a 201-inch TV that rises out of the ground? A steal at $1.5 million.

Flip through our slideshow featuring some of the ritzier gifts in the 2013 Christmas Book. Here are some highlights:

  • You can track the history of your very own 24-carat rough Forevermark diamond. You’ll start your trip at De Beers headquarters in London. There, you’ll get your diamond. You’ll get to name your diamond. You’ll meet the craftsman who will hand-cut and polish your jewel. You’ll have dinner with the CEOs of De Beers and Forevermark. Then you’ll head to the coast of Namibia, where your diamond was found deep within the ocean floor. Then it’s off to the United States to meet with a New York jewelry designer who will design the ring.
  • Grab your Neiman Marcus 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, one of only 10 in the world. Handbuilt in Gaydon, England, this swanky car sports a 100% carbon fiber shell, the first ever in Aston Martin's history. Want it? You’ve got it if you have $344,500.
  • The Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment System includes one outdoor 201-inch TV screen, which rotates up to 270 degrees. It features LED technology and comes with 300 movies and concerts, DirecTV, a Blu-ray disc player and two water-resistant mini iPads. At $1.5 million, it better beat your neighbor’s fancy man cave setup.

Watch videos of the Neiman Marcus fantasy gifts.