What’s the hardest part of owning the world’s most expensive jewellery box? Perhaps it’s the task of finding items of jewellery that are lavish enough to be deemed worthy of storing inside such an extravagant receptacle. However, it’s safe to assume that anyone who would splurge US$3.5 million (HK$27.2 million) on a box would not hesitate to splash out on some truly divine gemstones.
Whatever the case, the Flower of Eternity Jewellery Coffer by Swiss diamond house Mouawad is truly for lovers of the finer things. Unveiled at the recent Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition, the 18-carat gold and silver box is encrusted with an enviable number of white and yellow diamonds, white and pink sapphires, rubies and lapis lazuli. Its delicate, heart-shaped flower petals are said to symbolise eternal love.
The coffer’s claim as the most expensive jewellery box has already been verified by The Guinness Book of World Records – and it’s not the first time Mouawad has earned such a distinction. The jeweller has previously crafted the world’s most valuable necklace, handbag and bra. Its diamond necklace modestly dubbed “L’Incomparable” features the world’s largest internally flawless diamond and costs a none-too-shabby $55 million. Similarly, its diamond-encrusted Very Sexy Fantasy Bra sports a price tag of $11 million.