Diamonds off-the-shoulder and on the ball
The eyes of the world are on South Africa and one local jeweller has cashed in on the attention by coming up with a couple of novelty applications for diamonds.
We’ve blogged about this sort of thing before (diamond iPads, iPhones, cakes, and a diamond Wii), so here we’ll hold back on the comment and simply show you this week’s blinged-up everyday objects. Here they are:
Both of these shiny objects have been brought to the world by SA-based jeweller Shimansky.
For the record, the tattoo features 612 Shimansky Ideal Cut 0.5 carat diamonds, stuck to the model’s skin using a special water-based adhesive in an 8-hour application process, whilst the football is adorned by 6,620 white diamonds and 2,640 black diamonds – a total diamond weight of 3,500 carats.
Reports have valued the tattoo at £640,000 and the football at £1.8 million.