Tuesday, November 27, 2012

World’s Most Expensive Shoe – Diamond Pumps Costing $500,000

This diamond-studded high-heeled shoe has broken all records to become the world’s most expensive shoe. The Cinderella’s glass slippers-like pump is studded with white diamonds that are worth around half a million dollars. It is obvious that this shoe must have taken many long hours to fabricate.

The beautiful Cinderella-style diamond studded high-heeled shoe

This diamond-studded Cinderella shoe was designed by Kathryn Wilson, a leading footwear designer from New Zealand, who partnered with jewellery designer Sarah Hutchings (from Orsini Fine Jewellery) to create this beautiful piece of art. Special tweezers and adhesive were used to painstakingly glue the white diamonds to this single classic court-heeled shoe.

Sarah Hutchins gluing diamonds on the shoe

However, this $500,000 shoe was merely for display, and was not meant to be worn, even if bought (if any of the diamonds fell off, it would be a big loss). It was displayed in a specially made Perspex box at the Orsini Fine Jewellery showroom in Auckland in October 2012. The diamond Cinderella shoe was later put up for sale at a silent auction, with the proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House.

Almost every little girl dreams of growing up to become a Disney Princess, and wearing a diamond-studded glass slipper shoe like this. What do you think of the world’s most expensive shoe? Would you like to wear this diamond-studded Cinderella slipper or order one for a friend?

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