Created for the diamond exhibition at Masterpiece London 2012, the exquisite diamond encrusted leather high collar by Karl Lagerfeld clearly spared no expense. Featuring more than 40 carats of black diamonds and a 22.33 carat hydrothermal emerald, the luxurious piece is currently for sale at Net-A-Porter retailing for $37, 500 USD (excluding taxes and fees). Following the end of the exhibit, the collar will be sent to the lucky buyer along with an autographed sketch of the creation. A percentage of the profit will also be donated to children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.
“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 said in a statement. “Merging the masculine with the feminine and uniting the world of fine jewelry and high fashion, to me this collar is a work of art and a real showstopper.”