Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

Looking for a new pair of boots?

How about these?

If you have $3.188million (US) to spare, you can afford these little sparklers.

The European size 39, shiny calf skin boots are encrusted with 39,083 diamonds, totalling 1,550 carats of natural, fancy, coloured champagne, grey and pink diamonds, set in 4,753 grams of gold.

Georgie Staley of Georgie’s Fine Jewellery in Eden was invited to try the boots on during her recent diamond buying trip to Antwerp.

"I was just calling back to my final supplier Diarough to confirm my purchases when my associate there, Marianne, asked me to come with her.

“She said she had something special to show me," Georgie Staley said.

"I was shown into a very secure type of room and in the middle, on a table, obviously just taken out of packaging, stood these boots.

“Up close I could see that they were totally encrusted with diamonds and when I picked them up, knew they were made of solid gold."  

The boots were designed to showcase one of Flanders most famous industries, diamonds.

The diamond boots are the result of a collaboration between Antwerp-based companies Diarough/UNI-Design and AF Vandervost.

The whole process from designing the boots, producing them, selecting, sorting and shipping the diamonds to finally setting the diamonds on the boots took 30,000 man hours.

They were unveiled to 400 VIP guests, including Her Royal Highness the Queen of the Belgians and the Minister-President of the Government of Flanders, Kris Peeters, during the Business of Design Week dedicated to Belgian creativity in Hong Kong on December 4 last year.

Georgie Staley was only the second person to wear the boots.

They were initially modelled by Chinese artist, Yi Zhou, on a catwalk in restaurant Sevva, with Hong Kong’s stunning skyline in the background, following their unveiling last year.

Lined with black silk, Georgie said the boots fit her beautifully.

“The boots were amazing. I was asked if I would like a pair, but I think $3.188million (US) might be a little too much!”

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