TO BE OR KNOT TO BE
DOES AN 18-CARAT GOLD CLUTCH WITH DIAMONDS ON THE CLASP CLASSIFY AS ASSET OR ACCESSORY?
Subtlety may not always be the statement you want to make. If bold is the baton you want to wield, the Bottega Veneta Yellow Gold Diamond Knot is just the crutch. The beautiful clutch from Tomas Maier’s F/W ‘13 women’s collection is a limited edition, stunningly opulent bag handcrafted with half a kilo of 18 carat yellow gold, but with the same texture as a regular intrecciato leather Knot. Only this one has 74 brilliant diamonds (0.64 carats ) embedded in the clasp (or the knot). The special made-to-order piece will take between 3 and 6 months to craft and can be customised to will and whimsy. Devotees of brand and bling can expect the clutch to hit the stores in October. Brag rights are reserved for all those who can afford to splurge upwards of one crore for it. Clearly, gold never gets old. Price on request