Karl Lagerfeld creates 29k emerald and black diamond collar for jewellery exhibition


Karl Lagerfeld creates 29k emerald and black diamond collar for jewellery exhibition

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15:12 GMT, 18 June 2012

He doesn't do things by halves – even his Siamese kitten has two maids and its own iPad to play with.

And now Chanel fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld has designed an opulent piece of jewellery sporting a 29,000 price tag.

The neckpiece – seemingly inspired by a pet collar – features 40 carat black diamonds, as well as a giant emerald centrepiece set in black rhodium-plated silver.

Eye catching: Karl Lagerfeld has designed a unique black diamond and emerald collar priced at 29,000 for a new exhibition

Eye catching: Karl Lagerfeld has designed a unique black diamond and emerald collar priced at 29,000 for a new exhibition

Deep-pocketed buyers will also receive a hand-signed sketch from Mr Lagerfeld himself.

Before being sold the one-off design will be on display from June 28 – July 4 at the diamond exhibition Brilliant, held as part of the Masterpiece London Fair in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.

'I'm renowned for my love
of a high collar and I wanted to create a true collector's item with
this one-off piece,' Lagerfeld told Vogue.

'I'm renowned for my love of a high collar,' said Chanel creative Lagerfeld

'I'm renowned for my love of a high collar,' said Chanel creative Lagerfeld

'Merging the masculine with the
feminine and uniting the world of fine jewellery and high fashion, to me
this collar is a work of art and a real show-stopper.'

A percentage of profits from the sale will be donated to children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Other highlights at the exhibition are set to include a pair of shoes
adorned with diamonds and feathers by Bruno Frisoni for Roger Vivier as well as the
Diamond Queen light installation and diadem by Asprey and Chris Levine
and a striking diamond chandelier by Solange Azagury Partridge.

Curator and Vogue
jewellery editor Carol Woolton added: 'Masterpiece London already has the
best of antique diamonds on show but this was a way to add contemporary
diamond design into the fair,” Woolton told us.

'Diamonds have something
magical about them – it's hard to define, but you recognise it when you
see it.

'When this magic and ephemeral sparkle is combined with a strong
design then I believe something of great power is created.'

Brilliant will take place at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London SW3 from June 28 until July 27. Tickets are available at
www.masterpiecefair.com.