The Best Surprising Diamond Products
We all know the classics: diamond rings, diamond necklaces, diamond earrings and diamond bracelets. But sometimes you’re looking for something unorthodox, something different. You're looking for non-traditional surprising diamond products. After all, a diamond lover can never have enough of these sparkling stones. Don’t you agree? Or perhaps you want to give some diamond jewelry, but you know he or she already has all the classics. In that case, you need to think outside the box. Let me help you with that.
Surprising diamond jewelry products
Besides the obvious classics, there are also other types of jewelry that may not have crossed your mind immediately. However, most of these surprising diamond products make great gifts. But if you want to keep them for yourself, I won’t blame you. Some of these are quite the show stopper.
I’ve always been fascinated by brooches. Brooches are a great way to add some sparkle to an outfit. Some people consider brooches outdated (“My grandmother used to wear them”). But I think brooches are timeless. Especially if you opt for a more modern design, there is no way these are considered outdated.
Piercings are not indispensable in the world of 2020. Whether it is a hidden one or one that’s really “in your face” (pun intended). Piercings are a perfect way to start to bedazzle yourself even more. After all, you want your piercings to match your other jewelry. This can be your average nose stud, something more lavish like a navel piercing, or even one that is for your partner’s eyes only.
A while ago, I already wrote a piece on diamond jewelry for men. One of the featured items is diamond cufflinks. I don’t know what it is, but men who wear cufflinks often look more sophisticated. Most men save their cufflinks for special occasions. If you save them, they might as well be quite special. That’s why many gentlemen opt for cufflinks with diamonds in it.
Also called a tie slide, tie bar or tie clasp, the tie clip is a timeless classic. However, many underestimate the use of a tie clip. You use it to clip a tie to the underlying shirt front. This is how you prevent the tie from swinging, resulting in a neat and uniform appearance. Clip the clasp between the third and fourth button and you’re good to go.
Many people confuse the tie clip and the revers pin. Both are often called ‘tie pin’ which makes it more difficult to know which is which. A revers pin is a small pin with some sort of “man brooch” on it, but often a lot smaller. We often see revers pins with one diamond. But there are a lot of different types of revers pins. It’s the ultimate sign of sophistication. At the same time you can use it to express yourself.
Non-jewelry diamond products
Who said the list of surprising diamond products has to stop here? There are plenty of products that look even better with diamonds. We love diamonds and out-of-the-box thinking. Sometimes, this results in unique items. Here are a few we designed. Upon request, we can make almost anything:
Diamond cocktail shaker
Whiskey on the rocks was never so literal. Diamonds and cocktails go hand in hand. Therefore, we decided to make the ultimate bridge between these two. The result was an amazing cocktail shaker with hundreds of brilliant cut diamonds. If you like to throw lavish parties, this cocktail shaker is an absolute ice breaker. That’s what I call a crushed ice effect – Okay, I’ll stop.
A couple of years ago we were thinking: what do women love besides diamonds and shoes? Well, purses of course! After a little while, a new item sparkled in one of our displays. We created a real diamond clutch. It was made of 18 karat massive gold and adorned with diamonds. Needless to say, it didn’t take long before one lucky lady decided to buy it. It’s a beautiful addition to any formal wear.
Diamond monkey skull
Perhaps you’ve heard of the art project “For the Love of God” from Damien Hirst. This is a platinum skull, covered in 8,601 diamonds with a large pink pear shaped diamond on the forehead: the Skull Star Diamond of 52.40 karats. However, we made something that’s perhaps even more impressive. We created a diamond monkey skull with no less than 17.000 brilliant cut diamonds. If you’re ever in Amsterdam, don’t forget to stop by the Diamond Museum. Here, this skull is on display and I promise: you will be amazed.
Basically, we can almost make everything on request. Whether it is a diamond tennis racket, a clutch or even something completely outrageous.
Other surprising diamond products
Speaking of outrageous: there are some pretty impressive one-of-a-kind diamond products. We didn’t make these but I couldn’t let you miss out on these either.
In September 2018, UAE-based brand Jada Dubai collaborated with Passion Jewelers. Jada Dubai created the “Passion Diamond Shoes”. These are embellished pumps made from real gold. The stilettos hold two 15 carat diamonds on the upper, adorned with hundreds more carats. All diamonds are rare D-colored, flawless diamonds. As you can imagine: these shoes come with a price tag. They are worth $17 million.
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Many people consider golf a luxurious sport that comes with a certain budget. But here’s also something for those who don’t mind spending a little extra on their hobby. In 2011, Odyssey Golf created a unique 2-ball putter covered with rubies and diamonds. The putter has an 18 karat white gold head, 240 rubies and 378 diamonds. Price: around $160,000. They designed this club with the game in mind. In other words: this club was made to play with. Are you ready for that hole-in-one?
Have you ever wondered what the most expensive car in the world looks like? You might have guessed it already: diamonds galore! The car is a mink-furnished Mercedes SL600 that was unveiled at a Dubai auto show in 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz SL550. The car is crusted with 300,000 diamonds. 13 experts worked on the car through out two weeks. The car is worth $4.8 million. What’s maybe even more unorthodox: if you wanted to touch the car, you have to pay $1000. Right now, the car is in possession of Saudi Prince (Amir) al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz.
Is the Mercedes too much? You can also opt for a diamond toy car. To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Mattel’s tiny cars, the company made a 23 carat diamond Hot Wheels car. The car was unveiled at the American International Toy Fair® in 2008. This custom jeweled 1:64-scale Hot Weels car was designed by celebrity jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills. The car has 2,700 blue, black and white diamonds that cover its 18 karat white gold frame. For the brake lights, they used rubies. The price of the car is $140,000.
We move from cars to wedding dresses. At the Luxury Brands Lifestyle Bridal show in 2006, jeweler Martin Katz and dressmaker Renee Strauss unveiled a masterpiece. Their creation was “The Diamond Wedding Gown”. This dress weighs no less than 150 carat of diamonds. With a price tag of a whopping $12 million, it is the most expensive wedding gown every. Want to hear a fun fact? The veil is also covered in stones, but these are rhinestones instead of diamonds.
If you’re going to spend quite something on a diamond wedding dress, you might as well have a matching bag. “The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse” is the most valuable handbag in the world. In 2010, the renowned jeweler, Robert Mouawad created the purse that would write history. Highly skilled craftsmen worked on this bag for a total of 8,800 hours. They incorporated 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colorless) with a total weight of 381.92 carats. In 2010, the Guinness World Records certified the piece as the most valuable handbag in the world. It has a value of $3.8 million.
Let’s finish this list with an odd one. I love a good cup of tea myself. But the people who are most famous for their tea are or course the British. PG Tips is a brand of tea in the United Kingdom. In 2005, at the celebration of their 75th anniversary, PG Tips launched a designer diamond studded tea bag worth $15,000. The tea bag contains 280 excellent-quality diamonds. It is filled with Silver Tips Imperial Tea from Makibari Estate, one the most expensive teas in the world.
Your own diamond product
Did you get inspired by these surprising diamond products? It is possible to design your own. If you have a specific diamond product in mind, we can help you with the diamonds. With a stock of over 20,000 stones, we probably have your perfect diamond piece. Our diamond consultants are ready to help you with your request. If you prefer to polish a diamond yourself, look into our Diamond Masterclass to become a polisher.
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