World’s blingiest kippah
THESE DAYS you can get a kippah in practically any colour and design you might desire. But until now, if you wanted one with 3,500 Swarovski crystals and two carat D colour flawless diamonds, you’d have searched in vain.
Fortunately Nigerian-born artist Toks Daniel has come to your rescue — if you have a spare £125,000.
Just log on to luxury shopping site VeryFirstTo.com where, for an asking price of a mere $167,000, you can purchase the ultimate in ostentation.
Mr Daniel — who says the kippah took a fortnight to make — explains that he has always been fascinated with things Jewish. “While I was a youngster in Nigeria, Jews had a rather exotic image,” he says. “The more I have since been exposed to Jews and Judaism, the more I have become enamoured with its rituals, principles and aesthetics.
“My Yarmulke design is a manifestation of my enchantment with the religion.”
The crystals are set in a Star of David design topped with diamonds supplied by Robert Goodman, based in London’s Hatton Garden.
According to Marcel Knobil, the website’s founder, “This remarkable kippah is simultaneously a spectacular item of headwear and a scintillating work of art.
“However, we can’t guarantee that it enhances the likelihood of one’s prayers being answered.”
The owners say they will make a £1,000 donation to Chabad Lubavitch of Nigeria from the proceeds.
Which depends, of course, on there being someone willing to spend £125,000 on a kippah. After all, it would make someone a fine Chanukah present...