27 Feb '13, 2pm

A tiara which, we believe, costs the same as 16,666 martinis at Claridge's... Introducing Extreme Jewellery!

A tiara which, we believe, costs the same as 16,666 martinis at Claridge's... Introducing Extreme Jewellery!

Officially known as : Parure No.6 by Chaumet We know it as : The most kick-ass tiara ever The main attraction : A 21-carat Ethiopian opal locked in a darkened room to turn its colour permanently from cream to blue It took how long to make? 1, 500 man hours, which is the equivalent of two months, six days and 12 hours - the life span of the average lightbulb Party trick : Two detachable pearl earrings Cherry on top : A single three-carat, pigeon-blood-red Burmese ruby. The rarest in the world Equivalent Value* 8,224 Zone 1 weekly tube tickets or 18 average family cars or 16,666 martinis at Claridge' s *In the world of fine watches and jewellery one doesn't talk about money. But we've quizzed the country's professionals to give you these price equivalents - like a very sparkly price comparison site.

Full article: http://www.tatler.com/news/articles/february-2013/extreme...

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