A pair of high-heels made of leather, silk, gold, and diamonds—including two D-flawless, 15-carat diamonds—is currently the world’s most expensive shoes, with a price tag of US$17 million.
The shoe was created by Passion Jewellers Dubai, in collaboration with Jada Dubai. They were launched late September at the world’s only seven-star hotel, Burj Al Arab, in Dubai.
The pair of stilettos, adorned with precious gemstones and 236 diamonds that are all Flawless D, were designed in Italy. It took nearly nine months to produce, according to Hemant Karamchandani, CEO of Passion Jewellers.
Being dubbed the Passion Diamonds Shoes, the footwear “reflects the spirit of the Royal Dream, being composed of limited-edition timepieces created for the modern high-society woman,” Karamchandani said in a statement.
The pair of shoes beat the US$15.1 million price record set last October by the one-of-a-kind pair of shoes by British designer Debbie Wingham. Commissioned by an unnamed family, Wingham shoes were made from 24-carat gold painted leather, 18-carat gold thread, and rare diamonds.
The shoes on display at the hotel are a 36 EU standard size; the companies are now open to inquiries for customized sizes.