These diamond boots cost $3.19M

A.F. Vandevorst diamond boots (A.F. Vandevorst)

A.F. Vandevorst diamond boots (A.F. Vandevorst)

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To celebrate Antwerp's fashion and diamond industries, Belgian luxury label A.F. Vandevorst teamed up with diamond company Diarough to create a pair of glittering boots, which were revealed Wednesday night in Hong Kong.

Designed to highlight the creative spirit of Antwerp, the project was set up by Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) and the boots were unveiled during the Business Of Design Week in Hong Kong (December 2-7, 2013).

The calfskin boots, which come in a size 6, feature 38,883 individual coloured diamonds, which were set in 4,783 grams of gold. All that handiwork took 30,000 man hours to achieve and the total cost for the boots was $3,188,000. This takes them above the $3M mark set in 2006 by shoemaker Stuart Weitzman. Weitzman's special pair of 'Rita Hayworth' shoes feature thousands of sapphires, rubies and diamonds and are currently owned by Hayworth's daugher Princess Yasmin Aga Khan.


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