Wednesday 03 December 2014

$3.1 m Boots to Be Displayed at Dubai Jewellery Show

$3.1 m Boots to Be Displayed at Dubai Jewellery Show

Khaleej Times | Business Staff Report / 30 November 2014

The European size 38 boots retail for $3.1 million (Dh11.3 million) and feature more than 39,000 fancy coloured diamonds.

Dubai — The world’s most expensive pair of boots, featuring 1,527 carats of diamonds, is treading a path to the Middle East to wow visitors at the Dubai International Jewellery Week 2014, running from December 3-6 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Presented by Auro Jewels, the European size 38 boots retail for $3.1 million (Dh11.3 million) and feature more than 39,000 fancy coloured diamonds. The one-off pair of boots will be on display at the region’s biggest jewellery event.

The dazzling footwear will sit alongside a one-of-a-kind sapphire and emerald front and back necklace, retailing for Dh650,000, which was inspired by brides who desire more than just a necklace to wear on their special day. Wearers can combine the two necklaces together — adorning both front and back necklines — to make the ultimate statement of luxury.

An ‘invisible’ ruby necklace and earrings set worth a combined Dh516,800 will also be on show at Dubai International Jewellery Week. Inspired by nature, the set is designed in a unique 3D effect to make the jewels appear even more beautiful when worn.

Finally, a new collection of diamond watches, created especially for the Dubai show will be revealed at the Auro Jewels stand.

“The world’s most expensive boots have been designed with the Middle Eastern woman in mind,” said Ayesha Mehta, Co-founder of Auro Jewels. “The eventual owner will be someone who loves to stand out from a crowd and someone who adores, appreciates and values exclusive, rare and one-of-a-kind pieces.”

Visitors to Dubai International Jewellery Week this year will have the chance to see an array of breath-taking jewellery and designs from around the world. Australian South Sea Pearls will unveil a Freshwater Pink Rare Baroque Pearl set in rose gold and diamonds, Anatol from Greece will launch its Trigonometry Collection, inspired by everyday shapes and ancient trigonometric patterns as well as display a front and back necklace comprising 71 carats of diamonds and 38 carats of colour stones, and Bellissimo will reveal Sigismondo Capriotti’s new collection featuring delicious cupcakes and mignon pastries that embrace the tempting tones of coloured stones.

Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC, said: “This year’s line-up of leading regional and international brands reflects the event’s standing as a vital platform for the highly-lucrative global jewellery sector. Visitors will have the opportunity to buy some of the most beautiful, creative jewellery designs from around the world — in both the super-luxury and affordable brackets.”

The 19th edition of the Dubai International Jewellery Week features various daily seminars designed to give consumers and trade visitors valuable opportunities to learn all there is to know about diamonds and jewellery.