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