The Infinity Stones were the greatest movie MacGuffins of all time, in the forefront of the first 22 MCU films. Thanks to Thanos’ quest, even your grandma knows about these all-powerful gems, created at the dawn of time. Well, Thanos may have destroyed the stones in Endgame, 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 Collection of Gemstones. And now, the time has arrived to begin buying… If you have a Tony Stark-sized fortunate at your disposal anyway.
This makes it one of the rarest collectibles to debut at SDCC. Appropriately, Marvel superfan Daymond John, Founder, President, and CEO of FUBU, and investor on the hit ABC reality television series Shark Tank, was on hand to unveil these one-of-a-kind collectibles. The Infinity Collection of Gemstones 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 singularities that predated the Universe. Of course, their values in the Marvel Universe cannot be imagined because of the powers each stone carries. But this collection is primed to become one of the most valuable Marvel collectible items. The six stones combined are over 150 carats and come with a total estimated value surpassing $25 million. In a statement, Paul Gitter, SVP, Marvel Consumer Products said the following.
Fans and collectors are a very important consumer for Marvel, since they truly live the Marvel lifestyle every day and are always seeking to connect with the brand in new and unique ways. We feel this authentic gemstone collection 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 these gems. Gentle Giant Ltd created the Gauntlet. They are the industry leader in the high-end collectible toys and consumer products sold throughout the world. Below is a description of each of the real-life stones and what they represent in the Marvel Universe:
The Time Stone
The Time Stone is a Colombian emerald that is rare and brilliant in color. Experts suggest they minded this stone at the turn of the century. Somewhere in a location that produces the most desirable emerald green. Documented by four prestigious gemology laboratories, this gem has no treatment, nearing 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 places beyond time.
The Space Stone
The Space Stone is a sapphire from the island of Madagascar, with over 30 carats. Here is 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 one to warp or rearrange space, and teleport across planes regardless of the laws of physics or magical barriers. It even allows for omnipresence.
The Reality Stone
The Reality Stone is an oval-shaped, natural ruby from Mozambique, Africa, over 15 carats. In the Marvel Universe, things that would normally be impossible to realize are made possible with the Reality Stone. And 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 Power Stone
The Power Stone is an oval-shaped, natural amethyst, more than 35 carats. About the Power Stone in the Marvel Universe – 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 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 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 Mind Stone
The Mind Stone is a high clarity, intense color rectangular brilliant cut yellow diamond, close to 35 carats. About the Mind Stone in the Marvel Universe – 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!
Infinity Collection of Gemstones, Genesis Series
As a follow-up on the Gauntlet, revealed at SDCC, Marvel and East Continental Gems are releasing individual Infinity Stone gemstones for purchase. A release shares:
The Genesis Series– the first Stones, [are the first Infinity Stones] comprised of real gems, that can be purchased by fans and collectors. East Continental Gems curated this unprecedented collection, which will start with the Reality Stone, a red ruby. 300 Reality Stones are now available for presale (official on sale date is November 15), ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 at EastContinentalGems.com. Each gem in the collection is numbered and will come sealed in custom packaging and shipped in a durable carrying case.
Additionally, East Continental Gems will follow up the release of the Reality Stone gemstone with “unique collections of the five additional Infinity Stones from the Marvel Universe—Time, Space, Reality, Mind, Power and Soul.” And the company shares that any person who purchases all the gemstones, will be eligible to purchase “a hand-crafted Infinity Gauntlet to house all Stones.”
No word yet on if purchasing all the stones and getting a gauntlet to go with them will unlock the powers of the universe for its wearer.