6 posts from March 2013
Diamond-encrusted heels worth £276,000 step in to the record books as the world's most expensive shoes
The fairy tale classic court-heeled shoe features more than a quarter of a million pounds worth of white diamonds, making it a one-of-a-kind work of art Worth NZD$500,000, or £276,237.
Simply called ‘the Diamond shoe’, New Zealand designer Kathryn Wilson masterminded the glamorous accessory with the help of Sarah Hutchings of Auckland’s Orsini Fine Jewellery company.
The creation process involved hours of surgeon-like precision using tweezers and a special adhesive to painstakingly attach the diamonds to the shoe, one by one.
Both wanted to create a shoe that signified the ultimate in designer luxury and embodied the 'Cinderella' fantasy.
Sarah said: 'Kathyrn approached me to work with her on the project for her Winter launch. I loved Kathryn’s work and I have a life long passion for shoes so it seemed perfect.
The sale of Harry Winston to watchmaking Swatch Group was rumored in October of last year, announced in earlier this year, and finalized March 26, 2013. The price of the acquisition was $1 billion, Swatch assuming $250 million in debt and Winston netting $750 million.
The Harry Winston Diamond Corp was created in 2006 when Aber Corp, a Canadian diamond mining group, purchased the U.S. based Harry Winston luxury retail business.
Harry Winston Diamond Corp has now sold off the Harry Winston luxury retail division, which is the Harry Winston brand, and will change its name to Dominion Diamond Corp. Dominion will continue as a diamond mining company that already owns 40 percent of the Diavik mine in Canada and is seeking to acquire the Ekati diamond mine, also in Canada.
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Diamond ring with a 3.06-carat cushion-cut natural red ruby with medium-tone and strong-saturation red color, eye-clean clarity, measuring 9.09 x 8.28 x 3.91 mm with 1.09 ratio, prong-set in an 18-karat white-gold four-prong mounting (stamped “BEZ AMBAR” and “750 92325”) with knife-edge pave-set diamonds on the top and bottom sides of the ruby going half way down the split-shank and on the north and south sides of the mounting going half way around the ring for a total of 158 pave diamonds with a 0.94 total carat. In between the split shank and underneath the head are 34 Blaze® cut diamonds in two rows with 1.23 total carat weight on top of the shank that is 7.0 mm wide at the head, 6.3 mm wide at the side, and tapers to 6.0 mm wide at the bottom.