#1 Mouawad’s 1001 Nights Diamond Purse – $3.8 million
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and with the latest, and most expensive fashion accessory to drop, we have never believed in this statement so much. Today we’re featuring Mouawad’s 1001 Nights Diamond Purse. The 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, designed by Robert Mouawad, is the fashion brand's second record-breaking attempt at creating a luxurious piece of history.
This impressive heart-shaped handbag is valued at a whopping £2.35 million ($3.8 million), instantly setting the record for the world's most expensive handbag according to the Guinness World Records. The handbag itself is made of 18 kt gold which is encrusted with 4,517 diamonds, 105 of them yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colorless, and it weighs 381.92 carats.
If you’re wondering how this one of a kind wonder was made, we’re going to tell you. First off, the bag took 10 talented artisans more than 8,800 hours to create. Mouawad's purse is inspired by the legendary tale of romance and intrigue. The co-guardian of the fashion brand, Pascal Mouawad, stated: '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 mesmerize with its lavish attention to detail and elaborate workmanship incorporating thousands of diamonds.'
Some celebrities to sport this costly jewelry label are; Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Gisele Bundchen, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey to name a few. The bag was revealed at Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition in Qatar over the weekend. Since then, the internet has blown up with plenty of media outlets featuring this truly beautiful diamond accessory.
#2 Hermes Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka – $1.9 million
When Hermers decided to create a Birkin Bag with iconic Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka at the helm, the result was breathtaking. Fashioned from platinum, already a very precious metal by itself, this Brikin Bag also flaunts 2,000 diamonds in its outer shell. On top of that, the bag comes with a diamond sling that can be removed and be used as a bracelet or a necklace. A centerpiece diamond, a pear-shaped 8-karat stone sits at the front and can be removed and worn as a brooch. Platinum plus diamonds is a very expensive combination indeed.
#3 Chanel “Diamond Forever” Handbag – $261,000
Nothing beats the classic and that is certainly the case with Chanel’s “Diamond Forever” handbag. It’s crafted from fine crocodile leather and adorned with 334 diamonds totaling 3.65 carats. The shoulder straps are fashioned from white gold. All this warrants a heavy price of $261,000. There are only 13 of these and 5 are in the United States.