Renowned for his love for a high collar, the fashion mogul and the creative power, who revived world’s most prominent fashion brand, the House of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld has now designed an ultra-opulent diamond collar, satisfying his design desire to create a true collector’s item. Uniting the world of high fashion and fine jewellery, while merging the masculine with the feminine, this one-off collar is a true work of art and a real show-stopper, designed for the inclusion in an upcoming jewellery exhibition, celebrating the Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Year. Worth of $45,000, this elaborate item features 40 carat black diamonds, which frames a 23:33 carat giant emerald centerpiece set in black “rhodium-plated” silver.
Chanel’s Creative director, Lagerfeld is however no stranger to excess of design, as this design master has earlier stepped into the arena for designing custom VIP helicopters. Though, Karl Lagerfeld’s lifestyle may seem excessively opulent, but the proceeds from the sale of the black-diamond collar will reportedly go towards the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent. Notably, the deep-pocketed buyers will also receive a hand-signed sketch from Mr. Karl Lagerfeld himself.
And, before being sold, this one-off true collector’s item will be on display at the diamond exhibition Brilliant from 28 June to 4 July, held as part of the Masterpiece London Fair in celebration of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Year.