Gemeliciously Fragrant – A perfume bottle for $ 1 million!
A Noble way to raise funds for life saving programs!
No wonder that the perfume with a retail value of anywhere between $35 to $75, now is one of a kind, collectors’ item – all because of the gemstones with the asking price at $1 million!
The DKNY fashion house has collaborated with the celebrated Beverly Hills jewellery designer Martin Katz, who came up with the design and crafted it. The 14 Karat gold bottle has the New York Skyline around its diameter and is studded with 2,700 white diamonds and 183 golden yellow sapphires.
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The bottle sits on a circular base with all the continents carved on it and each continent studded with the precious stones that originate there. The base has a 1.65 carats turquoise Paraiba tourmaline from Brazil, a 7.18 carat Oval Cabochon Sapphire from Sri Lanka, 15 Round Brilliant Vivid Pink Diamonds from Australia weighing 1.28 carats, 4 Round Rose Cut Diamonds weighing 0.32 carats, a 3.07 carat Oval Cut Ruby and a 4.03 carat Pear Shape Rose Cut Diamond.
The bottle cap features a 2.43 carat flawless vivid yellow canary diamond. The extravagant perfume bottle will tour the world – from London, to Mexico to Malaysia, allowing admirers a close view before being sold to perfume enthusiasts and connoiseurs.
Proceeds from the sale will be generously donated to the Action Against Hunger global charity. The humanitarian organization carries out life-saving programs in more than 40 countries worldwide and assists some five million people each year.
Note 1. The tourmaline from the Mina da Batalha in the Federal Brazilian State of Paraiba, are small, rare and precious. Their spirited turquoise to green colours, are not found in any other gemstone in the world. Brazil is famed for its tourmalines. Members of this splendid gemstone group come in practically all the colours of the rainbow. The radiant turquoise was finally added too with the discovery of the precious deposit in Paraiba.
Triangular brilliant cut Paraiba tourmaline
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Note 2. Rose cut diamond is one which has faceting done in such a manner that the base is flat (unlike the usual brilliant cut, which has a crown with a distinct table and a pointed pavilion) and the crown has triangular facets rising to form a pointed top.
Rose cut diamond
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Making of the Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle with Martin Katz
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