Diamond-Encrusted Hermes Birkin Breaks Auction Record

31/05/2016 09:17

A matte white Diamond Himalaya Niloticus crocodile diamond Birkin 30 with 18k white gold and diamond hardware was sold for $300,168 (HK$2.33M) by auction house Christie's for a private Asian collector, making it the most expensive handbag ever sold. Described as a piece of "fashion history": "The diamond pieces created by Hermes are exceptional, but none are nearly as iconic as the Himalaya," Christie's said in a press release prior to the sale. "It is believed that only one or two of the Diamond Himalayas are produced each year, globally, making it one of the lowest production runs for handbags."