To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, VOGUE jewellery editor Carol Woolton is curating a diamond exhibition called “Brilliant”. Karl Lagerfeld designed a one-of-a-kind black leather collar with 40 carats of black diamonds and a 22.33-carat emerald set in black rhodium-plated silver for the exhibition that is valued at $45,000. Lagerfeld told Vogue UK:
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…Merging the masculine with the feminine and uniting the world of fine jewellery and high fashion, to me this collar is a work of art and a real show-stopper.
Lagerfeld also signed a sketch he drew of the collar and the sketch will be exhibited along side the collar at the Royal Hospital from June 27 through July 4.