The necklace, unveiled at Tiffany’s event in Dubai on Sunday, features a stunning 180 carats of diamonds set in platinum that are as impressive as the price. The precious product was named World’s Fair, and according to experts, its cost is from 20 to 30 million US dollars.
The necklace was an homage to the jewelry that was made by the jewelry company for the 1939 World’s Fair. The original, which cost a relatively modest $28,000 in the 1930s, featured a 200-carat aquamarine and 429 diamonds. The “remake” uses only diamonds: a total of 578 stones, including 353 round-cut diamonds and 224 baguettes.
The centerpiece of the World’s Fair was the Empire Diamond, an oval diamond named after one of New York’s landmarks, the Empire State Building.
This flawless 80 carat D color stone is the largest and most expensive diamond ever offered for sale by Tiffany. While the famous 128.54-carat yellow Tiffany Diamond is technically larger, the company has declared it “priceless” and has no plans to ever sell it.
The diamond, which later became the Empire Diamond, was mined in Botswana, cut and polished in Israel, and finally set in the workshop of Tiffany & Co. in New York. And in addition to its great value and beauty, the unique stone provides the new owner with an unprecedented opportunity: at any time, he can contact the brand’s jeweler to remove the diamond from the necklace and install it in the ring.
So in fact, instead of one historical decoration, the buyer will receive two at once. Pretty good deal, don’t you think?