She’s got diamonds near the soles of her shoes
● Gold, silk and hundreds of diamonds: a Dubai-based shoemaker has unveiled what it says is the world’s most expensive pair of shoes — with a whopping $17m (about R240m) price tag.
At a time when some fashion houses around the world are struggling to sell their high-end clothes, Jada Dubai, a design house with a modest social media following, on Wednesday unveiled a pair of gold patent-leather stilettos trimmed with a row of sparkling diamonds.
Each shoe features a crowning jewel: a round, 15-carat flawless D-diamond near the pointed toe.
“Dubai is the city of millionaires and billionaires … we see it as a potential market, along with the entire [Gulf] region,” said Hemant Karamchandani, CEO of Passion Jewellers, which supplied the jewels.
The one-of-a-kind shoes are a European size 36 (SA 3½) and can be custom-made for the client — after he or she pays the full retail price.