Friday, February 18, 2011
Most Expensive Handbag: The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse sets world record
DOHA, Dubai -- During The Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition, co-guardians of the House of Mouawad, Fred and Pascal Mouawad unveiled 'The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse', which incorporates 18kt gold, 4,517 diamonds, weighs 381.92 carats and is
valued at $3.8mn , setting the world record for the Most Expensive Handbag.
Photo: The World's Most Expensive Purse, "The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse" at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition. (enlarge photo)
The handbag is the second record-breaking attempt from the House of Mouawad. It was designed by Robert Mouawad and it took ten artisans no less than 8,800 hours to finish it.
Guinness World Records certified, 'The Very Sexy Fantasy Bra,' which was produced in collaboration with Victoria's Secret, as the most expensive bra ever made with a value of $11mn.
The Guinness world record for the largest handbag was created by Picard and Klar in Offenbach, Germany, and measured 5 m (16 ft 4 in) in height, 6.5 m (21 ft 3 in) in length and 2.5m (8 ft 2 in) deep.
Guinness World Records also recognized
The World's Most Expensive Teddy Bear: a Steiff 'Louis Vuitton' teddy bear measuring 45 cm (17 in) sold for €213,720.00 ($182,550; £125,831) at Christie's, Monaco.
A spokesperson explained that the World's Most Expensive Purse is inspired by the epic tale of romance, intrigue and incorporates 18kt gold, 4,517 diamonds -- 105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colourless -- and weighs 381.92 carats.
Pascal Mouawad, said: "Just as the tales of Scheherazade have captivated readers with their intricately woven plots of uninhibited passion and daring, 'The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse' is designed to mesmerise with its lavish attention to detail and elaborate workmanship incorporating thousands of diamonds."
"This breathtaking creation is a unique masterpiece," said Fred Mouawad, adding "not only is it one of a kind but it is also the world's most valuable, intensifying its power to enchant those who have the privilege of wearing it."
Mouawad, the luxury jewellery founded by David Mouawad in 1890, opened its first store in the UAE at The Dubai Mall last November.
The brand counts royalty, Hollywood celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Gisele Bundchen, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey among its clientele, who swear by its boutique items and magnificent haute jewellery.
The Most Expensive Handbag In the World will be on display at the stand over the coming days, before being taken to Saudi Arabia and the UAE next week.
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Friday, February 18, 2011