The Golden Eagle is unlike anything that anyone has ever seen – in any museum, anywhere in the world
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
A solid gold statue with a 400 year history known as The Golden Eagle, is being sold for 5 million dollars in an effort to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The benefactor / buyer will have bragging rights to owning The Atocha Star Emerald, the largest cut emerald from the Spanish Treasure Galleon The Atocha which was lost in 1622, and the largest solid gold statue of its kind in the world. By purchasing the eagle the buyer will also have made a significant contribution in the fight against cancer.
The solid gold statue of an eagle was commissioned by entrepreneur/ philanthropist and treasure hunt expert Ron Shore in an effort to make a real difference in the fight against cancer. His hope was to create one of the world’s most unique and valuable treasures, and then donate the proceeds from its sale to help fight cancer, in particular breast cancer -- a disease that took his sister just two days after giving birth to her daughter.
Shore has set the selling price at 5 million dollars. From the sale: 1 million dollars will go directly to the cancer charity of the buyer’s choice. 1 million dollars will be given to the winner of “The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt” a real treasure hunt for a million dollar prize where 100% of the net proceeds go to cancer research (learn more at http://www.TheGreatHunt.com). The remainder will go to cover contest promotion costs and expenses in an effort to raise an additional 24 million dollars for cancer research.
In addition, Shore has earmarked a substantial finder’s fee to anyone who helps find a benefactor / buyer for The Golden Eagle.
“The Golden Eagle is unlike anything that anyone has ever seen – in any museum, anywhere in the world” commented Shore, who has been featured in a number of national and international interviews on-air and in print. “In my travels as a treasure hunter and having visited the worlds’ great museums like: The Louvre, The Hermitage, Rijksmuseum and the Smithsonian, I have never seen anything like this statue. When on display people have stood and looked at it continuously for up to 30 minutes just taking in the brilliant reflections from the 763 diamonds and the intricacies of the gold work. While I truly love this unforgettable statue, the time has come for it to find its new owner, and fulfill its original intention: to help raise funds for breast cancer research. When my sister died just two days after giving birth to my niece, I made a promise that I would do whatever I could to strike the biggest possible blow in the fight against breast cancer. The sale of the Golden Eagle, will help make that happen.”
The Golden Eagle, is thought to be the third largest solid gold sculpture in the world. Some people have compared the beauty of The Golden Eagle to that of the legend of the Maltese Falcon. The eagle is hand-crafted in 18kt white gold, 14kt white and yellow gold and 10k yellow gold and took more than 4,000 hours to create with a team of more than 40 craftsman. Its head is pave set with 763 round brilliant-cut diamonds, and its eyes are bezel set in white gold with two pear-shaped brilliant cut diamonds. Cradled above the yellow gold base is the famed 12.72 carat “Atocha Star” emerald. The “Atocha Star” Emerald was recovered after spending almost 400 years at the bottom of the ocean and was part of the largest treasure ever recovered from the Spanish treasure galleon The Atocha.
Interested parties and members of the media who would like more information can contact Shore at 1-604-857-2488 or email: Ron(at)GreatHunt(dot)com.
A video of The Golden Eagle, and the rest of this remarkable story is available at http://www.TheGoldenEagle.ca.