The world’s most expensive handbag is not the Hermès Himalaya Birkin anymore. Inspired by a Middle Eastern romantic tale, this accessory will surely pull at your heartstrings.
The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse.
With a US $3.8 million value, the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse was named the most expensive handbag in the world by the Guinness World Records 2011. The heart-shaped purse, handcrafted from 18-karat gold, incorporates 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink, and 4,356 colourless diamonds) with a total weight of 381.92 carat.
The firm has headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, with a Middle East headquarters at Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai and Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States.
Mouawad truly knows its way into a woman’s heart; its famous US$11 million bra – the most expensive ever made – created in collaboration with Victoria’s Secret is one such example. But its 1001 Nights Diamond Purse takes the brand a step further.