The International Jewelry Week at Dubai was a grand success as it brought together several bespoke creations that were made specifically with the event in mind. We had recently reported about the gemstone bath tub that was unveiled during the week. The fashion accessory that really wowed the crowd at the weeklong event was the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond clutch purse. The heart shaped, handcrafted and diamond encrusted purse has achieved the distinction of being the most expensive handbag in the world. The fact has been confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Priced at $3.8 million the purse was on display at the Pearl Lounge, Dubai World Trade Centre during the International Jewelry Week. The body of the purse has been made from 18K gold. The entire body of the purse has been covered with a total of 4,517 diamonds that weigh an astonishing 381 carats. The embellishment of an object to this level is unprecedented and that’s why the result is absolutely breathtaking. The lavishly embellished purse has been designed by Robert Mouawad who is a member of the third generation of the renowned Mouawad family.
The purse is truly a labor of love and was handcrafted by ten of the most skilled craftsmen and took a total of 8,800 man-hours to complete. The purse has already traveled across the world as a display. The jewelry connoisseurs in Saudi Arabia, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Beirut and Los Angeles had the opportunity to appreciate it. It had returned to Dubai to participate in the Jewelry Week and it has gone back to the Mouawad boutique in The Dubai Mall to await a buyer. Are you that buyer?