House of Borgezie created Le Palais, a dazzling clutch made to look like the gates of Buckingham Palace. Crafted entirely from solid, 18-karat gold with 345 magnificent, radiating diamonds, it costs a staggering £105,000, making it one of the most expensive of its kind. The pricey accessory, which is inspired by the home of Queen Elizabeth II, was designed by Christopher Shellis from House of Borgezie. According to the fashion house, the clutch “has its own regal presence, like the fabulous gates of a royal palace”. Available are the glittering £105,000 version, with the 345 diamonds, and another for £60,000 in 18-karat white and yellow gold without the diamonds. The extraordinary fashion item takes a team of goldsmiths and diamond-setters more than 100 hours of intense skilled work and craftsmanship to create, and it also comes with a secret sliding compartment big enough for an iPhone.
Mouawad 1001 Nights
Making its inspiration from one of the world’s most epic tales of romance, intrigue and fantasy, Mouawad introduced the 1001 Nights diamond purse. With a value of $3.8 million, this breathtaking creation from the globally renowned House of Mouawad takes its place in the Guinness World Records as the most valuable handbag in the world. The heart-shaped purse, handcrafted from 18-karat gold, incorporates 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colourless) at a total weight of 381.92 carats. “To create this bejewelled masterpiece required the skills of ten craftsmen working continuously over a period of four months, and for a total of 1,100 hours” said Fred Mouawad, co-guardian of House of Mouawad.
Clive Christian Imperial Majesty
A 500 ml perfume known as Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty will set you back approximately $215,000. This fantastic edition comes in a French Baccarat crystal flacon, which we hear is made of “a material... so difficult to work with that one of every three attempts breaks during the production process. The neck is fashioned after the coronation tiara of the British queen and made of 18-karat gold inset with a five-carat brilliant-cut diamond. This collar is later engraved with the owner’s name”. This one-of-a-kind bottle is then gently placed into a velvet-lined ebony case with gold and platinum details. Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty was released in a limited edition of only ten bottles, of which five were stored in the archives.