Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Diamond necklace up for sale

When Nicole Kidman walked the red carpet at the Academy Awards in 2008, the diamonds dripping over her classic black gown stole the show. Five years on, a Dubai-based jeweller is offering the same Sautoir necklace for sale here in the UAE. The price: Dh25 million.
The necklace, unveiled by Malabar Gold & Diamonds in Dubai on Wednesday, is a masterpiece by international designer L’Wren Scott. It has a total of 7,645 diamonds including rough, faceted and polished diamonds of nearly 1,400 carats.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds group executive director Abdul Salam K.P. said the piece will be part of Diamond Expressions, an exhibition and sale of diamonds to be held at Deira City Centre from February 7 to 16. “We have also brought replicas of legendary diamonds like the Kohinoor, Great Mogul, Nizam and Cullinan. On sale will be loose stones of around 2,000 carats besides jewellery of around 3,000 carats,” he said.
Among them is a Dh5 million set from the Mine Collection from Antwerp. Also on display will be a Dh4.5 million neck-shoulder jewellery piece by Reena Thakur.

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