Friday, 14 February 2014

Diamond boots worth $3.19 million

A.F. Vandevorst unveils diamond boots worth $3.19 million. The Belgian luxury label's glittering calfskin shoes are covered with nearly 39,000 diamonds that are set in 4,783 grams of gold. These A.F. Vandevorst boots have 38,883 individual colored diamonds and took 30,000 man hours to complete. To celebrate Antwerp's fashion and diamond industries, Belgian luxury label A.F. Vandevorst teamed up with diamond company Diarough to create a pair of glittering boots, which were revealed in Hong Kong. Designed to highlight the creative spirit of Antwerp, the project was set up by Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) and the boots were unveiled during the Business Of Design Week in Hong Kong.

The calfskin boots, which come in size 39, feature 38,883 individual colored diamonds, which were set in 4,783 grams of gold. All that handiwork took 30,000 man hours to achieve and the total cost for the boots was $3,188,000. This takes them above the $3,000,000 mark set in 2006 by shoemaker Stuart Weitzman. Weitzman's special pair of 'Rita Hayworth' shoes feature thousands of sapphires, rubies and diamonds and are currently owned by Hayworth's daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan.

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