Sunday Times

She’s got di­a­monds near the soles of her shoes

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● 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.

 ?? Pic­ture: AFP ?? The Jada Dubai di­a­mond shoes, worth $17m, on display in Dubai.
Pic­ture: AFP The Jada Dubai di­a­mond shoes, worth $17m, on display in Dubai.

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