The British Queen’s Diamond Jubilee seems to have triggered the creative genius of designers and every one of them seem to be creating the most exclusive of their work for the occasion. Karl Lagerfeld needs no introduction and over a long career he has done so much for fashion and continues to do so. He has done up VIP helicopters and even created a fragrance which he named Karleidoscope. His latest creation is a stunning piece of jewelry that carries a price tag of £29,000. You can’t really expect anything less from Karl. He has designed a neckpiece and to a certain extent it seems to be inspired by a pet collar. It is possible as he is known to own a Siamese kitten who played with its own iPad and is looked after by two maids.
The Neckpiece with 40 Carats of Diamond
The neckpiece designed by Karl Lagerfeld features 40 carat of black diamonds that are embedded in the collar in six rows. However the highlight is the giant emerald set in black rhodium plated silver and is fitted as a centerpiece in the collar. It is a one off design and despite the exorbitant price tag there are bound to be more than one buyer interested in the unique collar. The lucky buyer will also receive a hand-signed sketch from Mr Lagerfeld himself. The unique creation will be put up for display in the diamond exhibition Brilliant which is part of the Masterpiece London Fair being held as part of the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year. Brilliant, the diamond exhibition is being held at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London SW3 from June 28 until July 27. You may book the ticket in advance from their website.
High Fashion and Fine Jewellery
Lagerfeld was excited about his new creation while talking about it to Vogue. He said that it is well known that he loves high collar. He was particularly satisfied with his new creation as he could merge the masculine with the feminine successfully. It is also, according to him, a merger of high fashion and fine jewelry. He is happy that he was able to create a work of art which will prove to be a show-stopper. He believes that he has created a true collector’s item with this one-off piece. Karl is attached to various charities and charitable organizations. A part of profit from the sale of the collar will go to children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.
The Diamond Chandelier by Solange Azagury Partridge
Brilliant, the diamond exhibition is trying to bring contemporary design to the people. It is not only about antique and large diamonds according the curator of the exhibition Carol Woolton who is also the jewelry editor of Vogue. Apart from the collar by Karl Lagerfeld the exhibition will also showcase a pair of shoes adorned with diamonds and feathers. It is a Bruno Frisoni creation for Roger Vivier. The other highlight of the exhibition is the Diamond Queen light installation and diadem by Asprey and Chris Levine. However the most striking piece on display is the diamond chandelier by Solange Azagury Partridge.