If you always thought jewelry was just about bling and sparkle to enhance your appearance, think again. Few among us have let their imagination run amok with jewels playing muse. Read on to discover the craziest jewelry stories that sparked our imagination to no end.
Did you know like Google glass, android wear, you could own a ‘smart’ pearl? December saw the introduction of the first ever cultured pearl with a 1.5mm wide computer chip embedded in it that can store pictures, audio and video. Equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology, one can access the media files, by tapping the pearl against any smartphone.
With this special pearl, customers can store personal memorabilia they want to keep close and access anytime. Also, after one’s long gone, when the pearl is passed down, the precious memorabilia stored within it, will be like an unexpected, yet heartwarming message from the grave! Now, isn’t that a smart investment?
Fantasy Bras from Victoria’s Secret
The show stoppers for the highly anticipated 2014 fashion show, were the two fantasy bras designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret. Valued at $2 million each, both bras were set in 18k gold and featured 16,000 gemstones & diamonds. It took all of 1,380 hours to create these pieces with rubies, sapphires and diamonds.
Most Expensive Diamond Shoes
One would think jewel studded shoes are something that women would covet and easily slip into. But here are a few celebrity men, who didn’t blink an eye in their blinged-out shoes.
Earlier this year Will Pharrell stepped out in a pair of sparkly Swarovski crystal custom Adidas sneakers on Saturday Night Live.
Nick Cannon (Mariah Carey’s husband) soon followed suit and wore a pair of diamond shoes valued at $2 Million, on America’s Got Talent Finale this September!
The Tom Ford loafers had more than 14,000 full-cut round white diamonds set onto white gold, with a total carat weight of 340 carats! Apparently, more than 2000 hours of work went into creating these shoes and it took more than a year to complete it.