(Relaxnews) – For £70,000 ($109,700) you can get your hands on the world’s first pair of stilettos made out of solid platinum.
Bespoke jeweler The House of Borgezie has unveiled the Borgezie platinum ‘Cleopatra’ stiletto, the first time anyone has made a pair of shoes from solid platinum.
The Cleopatra took over four years to develop due to the high temperatures and complex techniques required to work with platinum according to designer Christopher Shellis.
Featuring a stunning lily stamen heel detail, as well as replacable heel and sole caps, the shoes are also available in 18ct yellow or white gold, which come in at a more affordable £60,000 ($93,500).
Platinum is a material well known for its weight as well as its astronomical cost, so you can expect the shoes to give your calves a pretty good work out, but we don’t imagine many of the women who’ll be wearing these will be running for the bus anytime soon.
Back in 2010 The House of Borgezie unveiled the ‘Eternal Diamond’ stiletto. Also handcrafted from solid gold, the shoe (which comes with a 1,000-year guarantee) features 2,200 diamonds and retails for $155,000.
Despite the eye-watering price-tag, they’re not the world’s most expensive stilettos by far. Shoemaker Stuart Weitzmancreated a pair of ‘Rita Hayworth’ shoes worth $3,000,000 which featured sapphires, diamonds, rubies and diamonds and were worn by Kathleen York at the 2006 Academy Awards. And back in 1989 Ronald Winston, son of famed jeweler Harry Winston, decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” with a pair of diamond and ruby slippers which were also valued at $3,000,000.