$4.2 million designer tiara for pampered poochie
Living life king size has got another synonym, “living life pet size” – well, you might have to take this one with a pinch of salt – a $4.2 million designer tiara for a pet dog. A Thai jewelry designer has crafted a tiara worth $4.2 million for his pet dog, using precious stones given to him by his mother (Mother’s Day is here, which makes us feel bad considering the designer’s insensitivity towards his mother). The pet tiara is made from titanium and encrusted with 250-carats of emeralds and diamonds. Riwin Jirapolsek, who showcased the tiara at a dog show in Bangkok recently, said he wanted to make something special for Kanune, his 15-year-old male Maltese. Jirapolsek’s tiara move will bolster the growing fad for dressing up the luxury pets in designer couture which has seen no bounds even in these recessionary times. Though the designer has no plans to sell the tiara, he is planning to create a jeweled hair clip for his beloved canine. “I will make a hair clip next time because my dog has to wear clips every day, otherwise its fur will block its view,” he told Reuters Television. “It may be decorated with jewels.” Paris Hilton might just line up for one considering she was the one who made pet fashion go mainstream.
Check-out a video at Reuters.