Going Platinum

The two buzz words you'll hear a lot in the upcoming months are a return to the "Timeless Classics" in the world of fashion -- (especially while the stock markets search for a reset button). And expect Jewelry purchases to add some of it's own extra "Bling, Bling" value in 2009.

The right Jewelry purchases, those that increase in value over time -- will also no doubt play heavily into those new purchases.

Since the dawn of time our precious metals has long been a safe haven during lean times. Enter that here-to-say popularity of platinum in the luxury fashion sectors.

W Magazine , Wedding Channel and Preciousplatinum.com have all recently touted the benefits of Platinum.

Just the facts, ma'am: A recent survey shows Platinum engagement rings and wedding bands, are usually the first choice for brides.

Because it's a pure and naturally white metal, unlike white gold that isn't really white, platinum will enhance the sparkle and brilliance of a diamond. Platinum won't fade or tarnish over time. Platinum holds stones more securely, which is why the world's most important diamonds are always set into platinum. Just ask the HOPE Diamond who has her set.

HD 800 from Sennheiser

The new standard in premium headphones, the HD 800 from Sennheiser, offers an extraordinarily brilliant sound image and stunning spatiality. Their dynamic, completely open-back design combines innovative technology with carefully selected materials and the pinnacle of German workmanship. The result is a level of performance, quality and attention to detail that is clearly audible. The key components of the HD 800 are a completely new type of transducer and the innovative ear cup design. In total, this new sound sensation features no less than three distinguished patents.

AEG-Electrolux Maxi-sense – flexible zone cooking

The latest technology in hob cooking: extremely safe, infinitely controllable and responsive – and energy efficient

has introduced the striking 3 zone AEG-Electrolux MaxiSense Induction Hob 98001KFSN. This slimline hob has no ‘zone’ restrictions, so what ever size or number of pans you have, they can be used providing part of the pan is in contact with the zone marker.

Sleek design with luxury bevelled edges offers an unrivalled elegant finish. MaxiSense uses an electromagnetic coil beneath the cooking sections to create an induction field which heats the contents of the pan on the hob. The hob surface doesn’t heat up – only the pan.

Sells at around £725
88 cms wide

Goldstriker iphone 3G gold

Goldstriker has announced the 24ct Gold iphone 3G with all rear shell, side command buttons & front bezel skillfully struck with 24ct gold. Comes totally unlocked for all networks in the U.K and worldwide, boasting the latest firmware and a huge capacity of 16gb.