Diamonds Keep Evolving: The Latest Luxury Item to Get Encrusted

Jewelry designers have been teaming up with luxury brands for a while now, in a trend that has even taken off with some popular celebrities. 

First, Kanye West decided to swap out his actual teeth for diamonds, in his bizarre campaign to reinvent himself after the previous scandalous year he supposedly spent out of the country, contemplating life.  What he found, apparently, was a combination of halfhearted “mea culpa’s” and a new take me as I am attitude.  As he is, apparently, is high lux all the way. 

In October the musician showed off his new look on Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show, displaying an entire row of diamonds where his teeth used to be.      

‘I just thought that diamonds were cooler,’ he told her, saying he asked the dentist to remove his bottom row of teeth and replace them.

Next, Stuart Hughes, a London based jeweler known for creating luxury versions of high tech gadgets, designed the world’s most expensive cell phone when he created a gold and diamond Apple iPhone.  

The design features 500 individual flawless diamonds, which total over 100 carat.  The back of the phone is set in rose gold with the Apple logo covered in 53 diamonds. The main navigation is made from platinum which holds a single cut 7.4ct pink diamond.   The price tag of around $8 million dollars also includes a rare 8 carat single cut Flawless diamond which can replace the pink one.

Although it is sans diamonds, Victoria Beckham has been photographed with a solid yellow gold version of the iPhone design, reportedly worth around $35,000.

And now, in the latest version of high end designs, a retailer in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is offering a diamond designer prom dress. 

The form fitting, full length gown, which retails for $13,997 is covered in hundreds of diamonds that are individually hand-sewn onto the bodice; each one a custom order that reportedly takes weeks to finish. 

The gown, designed by prom fashion designer La Femme Fashion, is available without the diamonds for the price of $400, and is made to invoke an old Hollywood glamour style for the luckiest 18 year old in Pennsylvania.  

The prom, at 18, can seem like such an important milestone in a person’s life, a once in a lifetime, some people say.  But when sporting a dress covered in $13,000 worth of diamonds, it had better be the night of your life.

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