Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Excuse me, I think I left my handbag hanging ...

You wouldn't want to have to knock on the door of the engaged toilet in the Ladies Room of the lcoal nightclub hoping that this little baby was still hanging on the back of it where you'd inadvertently left it because you were struggling with the snaps on your bodysuit ... you can tell my nightclub experiences are based back in the late 80's & early 90's.

All images from www.mouawad.com

The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse
Not too close ladies, your heavy breathing will set the alarms off.

This folks, is the most expensive handbag ever made according to the Guinness Book of World Records,  valued at US$3.8 million!!!  I really don't know why I'm bothering putting US$ since our own Aussie dollar is so strong at the moment?  Anyway, here is some of the press blah blah ...

February 2011: Taking its inspiration from one of the world’s most epic tales of romance, intrigue and fantasy, Mouawad introduces the “The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse”. With a value of USD3.8 million, this breathtaking creation from the globally renowned House of Mouawad takes its place in the Guinness World Record as the most valuable handbag in the world.
“Just as the tales of Scheherazade have captivated readers with their intricately woven plots of uninhibited passion and daring, so the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is designed to mesmerize with its lavish attention to detail and elaborate workmanship incorporating thousands of diamonds,” said Pascal Mouawad, co-guardian of the House of Mouawad.
The heart-shaped purse, handcrafted from 18kt gold, incorporates 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colorless) with a total weight of 381.92 carats. “To create this bejeweled masterpiece required the skills of 10 craftsmen working continuously over a period of four months and for a total of 1,100 hours” said Fred Mouawad, co-guardian of the House of Mouawad.
The exceptional level of craftsmanship exemplified by the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse has been a hallmark of the Mouawad name since the company was founded in 1890. From those early days Mouawad rose to global prominence through its passion for precious gems and mastery in the art of creating some of the world’s most breathtaking jewelry. “The 1001 Nights Mouawad Diamond Purse” is the second record-breaking creation from the House of Mouawad.    

Somehow I don't think I'm going to be able to ask my girlfriend to bring me back one of these when she's next in Honkers.

p.s.  Blogger seems to be having a little hissy fit tonight as I can't seem to get any formatting to stay the same from the Compose screen to the Publish screen.  If it looks crap, I'll blame Blogger.

1 comment:

  1. Oh your blog makeover is heavenly. You must be so pleased! A-M xx


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