Italian luxury brand Boarini Milanesi is launching the most expensive handbag in the world!
Priced at 6 million euros (£5.3million), the bag is made from semi-shiny alligator skin. The bag is also embellished with 10 white gold butterflies. Four of these butterflies are decorated with diamonds while three each are adorned with sapphires and rare paraiba tourmalines, totalling over 130 carats.
The bag also has a diamond pave clasp.
The designer of the bag, Carolina Boarini explained how the use of the precious stones is linked to the sea saying, “Blue sapphires represent the depths of the oceans. Paraiba tourmaline reminds us of the uncontaminated Caribbean seas, and diamonds refer to the transparency of water when it falls in the form of rain.”
Boarini Milanesi took to Instagram to make an announcement about the release, saying that the bag is being made “to raise awareness of the need to protect our seas, increasingly threatened by non-biodegradable plastics.”
It also pledged to donate 800,000 euros from the proceeds to cleaning the seas.
The brand will reportedly create just three of these luxurious bags. Each of them will take over 1,000 hours to create and will exclusively be made to order for the client. Further, the name of the customer will be embossed in the leather on the bag.
The co-founder of the Bologna-based brand, Matteo Rodolfo Milanesi said that this bag is a dedication and tribute to his father, with whom he has various memories of enjoying the sea.
“We used to spend every summer at sea, between Greece and Turkey, and I was happiest when we would go on boat trips between the islands,” he explained.
“Even though mass tourism was still a long way off, we would often see plastic bags floating on the water or patches of tar leaked by oil tankers.
“Recently, I have seen even more plastic in the sea than when I was a child, due to the pandemic and all the gloves and face masks that are being carelessly thrown away.
“This reminded me of my father, who used to dive into the water to collect the plastic bags and bottles floating in the sea and help me wipe the patches of tar that I found on the beach when I was building sand castles off my hands.
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