When it's about the most precious handbags of all times, French Luxury Maison Hermès is taking our imagination on the road to designer's heaven with the most artistic variations of diamond studded bags, leading the league of extremely exclusive creations with a price tag above the 7-digit figure benchmark.
But also High jewelry house Van Cleef and Arpels dazzles with charming creations of a special mini-treasure-case, called the "Minaudière", which the Place Vendome based company invented already in 1928. Since the glorious Twenties, VC&A comes up with stunning editions of the Minaudières, mostly made of rigid and firm materials, which are supposed to contain a lady's make-up, digital accessories, keys and cards and other little treasures meant to get her through a glamorous night.
The rumour goes that the tiny vanity case was a spontaneous inspiration which van Cleef had when a client was rushing to a meeting with her necessities tossed into a Lucky strike cigarette case. The French word "minauder" means in English "to simper" or smiling in a little bit silly, unnatural manner, and Mr. van Cleef's wife was famous for this kind of smile. The Minaudière was very popular for decades. In order to protect the precious case from scratches or unwanted looks, it was covered with custom made fabric pouch, f.ex.made by silk.
Blog-Title: A retro diamond and gold and marguerites Minaudière by Van Cleef and Arpels. Sold for $10,800 on 14 December 2006 at Christie’s in New York.
Swiss and Emirates-based Luxury goods company Mouawad doesn't make a secret of its ambition to book as many memorable pages as possible in the Guinness book of records. Both awards of the most expensive handbag and the most expensive bra ever, go to unrivalled products of the Geneva Luxury house in its 4th generation. Besides, 3 other Moawad items are awarded: the most expensive jewelry coffer and two very famous and exceptional diamonds of 407,48 carats and 101.84 carat. just to name a few examples of the world-class diamond collection of legacy, which are held by the house.
By taking the art of bespoke creations to the highest level of exclusivity and never producing more than one single item in the world, the company became an everlasting source of inspiration for the admirers of a fairy-tale lifestyle in full splendour.
Mouawads 1001 Night Diamond Purse, handcrafted from 18 carats gold with 105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colourless diamonds with a total weight of 381.92 carat. Its construction took 8800 hours of labour of passionate experts. Pricetag: 3,8 mln $
As it is expected from such an exclusive item, according to a spokesman from Moawad, it was received by "the woman who truly deserved it."
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