Creators of $25 Million Marvel Infinity (Gem)Stones Begin Reality Stone Sales
The Infinity Stones were the biggest MacGuffins movie of all time, ranking first among the first 22 MCU movies. Thanks to Thanos’ quest, even your grandmother knows about these almighty gems, created in the dawn of time. Well, Thanos may have destroyed the stones in End of Game, but now you can own the next best thing. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel and East Continental Gems announced the launch of the official Infinity Gem Collection. And now is the time to start buying…if you have a Tony Stark-sized lucky charm at your disposal anyway.
This makes it one of the rarest collectibles to debut at SDCC. Fittingly, Marvel superfan Daymond John, founder, president and CEO of FUBU and investor in the hit ABC reality series shark tank, was on hand to unveil these unique collectibles. The Infinity Gemstone Collection consists of the six Infinity Stones from the Marvel Universe. They are time, space, reality, mind, power and soul.
The most powerful rocks in the known universe
Each of the Infinity Stones are remnants of pre-Universe singularities. Of course, their values in the Marvel Universe can’t be imagined due to the powers each stone carries. But this collection is poised to become one of Marvel’s most treasured collectibles. The six stones combined weigh over 150 carats and have a total estimated value of over $25 million. In a statement, Paul Gitter, SVP, Marvel Consumer Products said the following.
Fans and collectors are a very important consumer for Marvel, as they truly live the Marvel lifestyle on a daily basis and are always looking to connect with the brand in new and unique ways. We think this collection of authentic gems is cool and unexpected and extends the reach of the Marvel brand.
Each of the Stones will be displayed in an exclusive Infinity Gauntlet customized to house those Gems. Gentle Giant Ltd created the Gauntlet. They are the industry leader in premium collectible toys and consumer products sold worldwide. Below is a description of each of the real stones and what they represent in the Marvel Universe:
The Time Stone
The Time Stone is a rare, brilliantly colored Colombian Emerald. Experts suggest that they dealt with this stone at the turn of the century. Somewhere in a place that produces the most desirable emerald green. Documented by four prestigious gemological laboratories, this gem has not undergone any treatment, weighing around 23 carats.
About the Time Stone in the Marvel Universe. This unique Marvel artifact is at the center of the Marvel Universe itself. The Time Stone has the ability to manipulate time, even in timeless places.
The Space Stone is a sapphire from the island of Madagascar, with over 30 carats. Here’s what we know about the Space Stone in the Marvel Universe. It allows its user to exist in any location and move through different realities. Also, it allows warping or rearranging space and teleporting across planes, regardless of the laws of physics or magical barriers. It even allows omnipresence.
The reality stone
The Reality Stone is a natural oval shaped ruby from Mozambique, Africa over 15 carats. In the Marvel Universe, things that would normally be impossible to achieve are made possible by the Reality Stone. And on a universal ladder. In other words, aside from the power to will anything into or out of existence, it can retroactively create alternate realities around those changes.
The stone of power
The Power Stone is a natural oval-shaped amethyst over 35 carats. About the Power Stone in the Marvel Universe – Perhaps the greatest mystery of all stones is the Power Stone. The Power Stone allows its users to access and manipulate all forms of energy, as well as enhancing their own physical strength and durability. At its full potential, the Power Stone can even confer omnipotence!
Notably, this jewel also reinforces the effects of the other five Stones; it’s like some sort of key to starting the engine of the Infinity Stones as a single collective force. The ultimate power behind the Power Stone – and why it takes pride of place on the Infinity Gauntlet – doesn’t necessarily come from the stone itself, but from how the stone interacts with others.
The soul stone
The Soul Stone is this cushion-shaped Spessartite, exceeding 35 carats. About the Soul Stone in the Marvel Universe – The first to appear of all stones, the Soul Stone served as the inspiration for everything else. He can manipulate a person’s soul and essence, control life and death, and contains a pocket dimension called the Soul World.
The mental stone
The Mind Stone is a rectangular brilliant cut yellow diamond of high clarity and intense color, nearly 35 carats. About the Mind Stone in the Marvel Universe – The Mind Stone allows its user to enhance their mind, awaken or augment their psionic abilities like telepathy and telekinesis, and – when combined with the stone of power – even to access all existing spirits simultaneously. In the spirit of the Mind Stone, we take a look at the spirits responsible for some of the Infinity Stone’s most important stories!
Infinity Gemstone Collection, Genesis Series
Following on from the Gauntlet, revealed at SDCC, Marvel and East Continental Gems are releasing individual Infinity Stone gems for purchase. A shared version:
The Genesis Series– the first stones, [are the first Infinity Stones] composed of real gems, which can be purchased by fans and collectors. East Continental Gems has curated this unprecedented collection, which will begin with the Reality Stone, a red ruby. 300 Reality Stones are now available for pre-sale (official on-sale date is November 15), ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 at EastContinentalGems.com. Each piece of jewelry in the collection is numbered and will arrive sealed in custom packaging and shipped in a durable carrying case.
Additionally, East Continental Gems will follow the release of the Reality Stone gemstone with “unique collections of all five additional Infinity Stones from the Marvel Universe – Time, Space, Reality, Mind, Power and Soul.” And the company shares that anyone who purchases all of the gems will be eligible to purchase “a handcrafted Infinity Gauntlet to house all of the stones.”
It is not yet known whether purchasing all of the stones and obtaining a gauntlet to go with them will unlock the powers of the universe for its wearer.