Marvel just gave fans and collectors the show of a lifetime at San Diego Comic Con, as they announced the launch of the official Infinity Collection of Gemstones at the Marvel Booth. The collection is impressive and unprecedented, curated by East Continental Gems and becoming one of the rarest collectibles to debut at SDCC. Shark Tank investor Daymond John, the CEO of FUBU and a known fan of all things Marvel, served as host of the proceedings and unleashed the incredible sight.
The Infinity Collection of Gemstones includes the six Infinity Stones from the Marvel Universe: Time, Space, Reality, Mind, Power and Soul. The Infinity Gems were first mentioned in 1972, during Marvel Premiere #1, when it was referred to as a “Soul Gem.” The long history of the gems is reflected in the importance of the new Comic Con announcement.
Darren Romanelli served as the collection’s Creative Director, envisioning a creation whose value in the Marvel Universe cannot be calculated. One of the most valuable Marvel collectible items yet, these six stones contain over 150 carats with a real-world value above $25 million. Read on to experience the power of the stones and see the full Infinity Gauntlet set.
A Closer Look At The Infinity Collection of Gemstones:
Check out official shots of the individual gems, as well as the descriptions of each stone in real life and its role in the Marvel Universe.
The Reality Stone is an oval-shaped, natural ruby from Mozambique, Africa, over 15-carats. Tasks, realities, concepts, visions—things that would normally be impossible to realize are made possible with the Reality Stone. And they can be done on a universal scale. In other words, aside from the power to will anything in or out of existence, it can retroactively create alternate realities around those changes.
The Soul Stone is this cushion-shaped, Spessartite, exceeding 35-carats. The first to appear of all the Stones, the Soul Stone served as inspiration for all the rest. It can manipulate the soul and essence of a person, control life and death, and contains a pocket dimension called the Soul World.
The Space Stone is a sapphire from the island of Madagascar, over 30-carats. The Space Stone allows its user to exist in any location, move throughout different realities, warp or rearrange space, teleport across planes regardless of the laws of physics or magical barriers, and even omnipresence.
The Power Stone is an oval-shaped, natural amethyst, more than 35-carats. The biggest mystery of all the Stones may be the Power Stone. The Power Stone allows its users to access and manipulate all forms of energy as well as enhance their own physical strength and durability. At full potential, the Power Stone can even grant omnipotence! Notably, this jewel also boosts the effects of the five other Stones; it’s like a kind of key to start the engine of the Infinity Stones as a single collective force. The ultimate power behind the Power Stone—and why it sits at a place of honor on the Infinity Gauntlet—does not necessarily come from the Stone itself, but from how the Stone interacts with the others.
The Time Stone is a Colombian emerald is rare and brilliant in color. Untouched by human hands, straight from birth to be faceted for brilliance, experts suggest this stone was mined at the turn of the century in a location which produces the most desirable and emerald green. Documented by four prestigious gemology laboratories, this gem has no treatment, nearing 23-carats. This unique Marvel artifact is at the center of the Marvel Universe itself. The Time Stone has the ability to manipulate time, even in places beyond time.
The Mind Stone is a high clarity, intense color rectangular brilliant cut yellow diamond, close to 35-carats. The Mind Stone allows its user to enhance their mind, awaken or heighten psionic abilities like telepathy and telekinesis, and—when combined with the Power Stone—even access all minds in existence concurrently. In the spirit of the Mind Stone, we’re taking a look at the minds responsible for some of the most significant Infinity Stone stories ever!
Finally, get an idea of how the Infinity Collection of Gemstones curated by East Continental Gems fits into Gentle Giant Ltd.’s exclusive Infinity Gauntlet:
Beyond its stellar debut at SDCC, East Continental Gems will also be issuing a limited-edition Reality Stone in September 2022. The Reality Stone will form part of a future collection to be announced at a later date. More information on the the Infinity Gem Collection and other exciting projects can be found by visiting Marvel and East Continental Gems online.