What do you get when you combine a functional, beautiful bag with everything that’s precious in the world of high jewellery? You get the Bottega Veneta Yellow Gold Diamond Knot, of course, from Tomas Maier’s upcoming Fall-Winter 2013 Womens Bottega Veneta Womens collection.
A stunningly, opulent clutch that left my jaw open for the duration when it was held in the hands, it’s made up of half a kilo of 18K yellow gold, exquisitely crafted with the same texture and feel you’ll find on a regular intrecciato leather Knot.
And that’s not all. You can’t see it in the image above, but where the clasp (or the knot) ends, the sides are embedded with sparkling, brilliant diamonds, 74 in all, for a total of 0.64 carats that give just the right amount of shine without rendering the owner slightly blind whenever it’s picked up.
A special made-to-order piece that will take between 3 and 6 months to craft, it can be customised with your very own name (or initials) on a metal plaque that will be affixed to the clutch’s interior. Available via special order now at Bottega Veneta boutiques at ION Orchard or Marina Bay Sands, this truly collectible piece will set you back by, wait for it, SGD160,240.
Image: Bottega Veneta