Monday, February 22, 2010

5 Most Expensive Women’s Handbags

Diamond Studded Platinum Handbag by GInza Tanaka € 1,422,122.00

The most expensive handbag is the platinum purse by Japanese jewelry house Ginza Tanaka. It is made of platinum and 2,182 diamonds totaling 208 carats. The strap can be worn as necklace or bracelet when taken off and an 8 carat pear shaped diamond on it can be worn separately as a brooch.

Diamond Forever by Chanel € 185,646.00

Second on the list is a version of the classic Chanel shoulder bag made of white alligator skin farmed and treated with a matte finish and 334 diamonds for a total of 3.56 carats set in 18-carat white gold forming the iconic Chanel “Cs”. The shoulder straps are also made of white gold. A limited edition with only 13 available worldwide.

Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag by Hermès € 85,342.00

Named after actress and singer Jane Birkin the Black Crocodile Birkin Bag designed by Hermès is third on the list. It is made of matte crocodile leather and 10 carats of white diamonds set in white gold and placed on its clasp, 4 silver feet on the bottom, lock, keys and couchette. This bag is also only limited available.

Cleopatra Clutch by Lana Marks € 71,144.00

Fourth on this list is the Cleopatra Clutch designed by Lana Marks. It is made of metallic silver alligator skin, 1500 fully cut and faceted black and white diamonds set in an 18 carat white gold frame, signed and numbered. Only five of them are made each year.

Precious Rose by Judith Leiber € 65,457.00

A handmade evening purse designed in the shape of a rose by Judith Leiber is fifth on the list. It is made of metallic kidskin with 1,016 diamonds totaling 42,556 carats, 1,169 pink sapphires and 800 tourmaline’s. Only one of this hand-crafted most exquisite bag is available.

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