Barbie’s creators, Mattel, have commissioned a jeweler of the stars, Stefano Canturi, to create the world’s most expensive Barbie doll. Canturi accessorized the 12-inch icon to create Barbie by Canturi, which is priced at $600,000.
According to Mattel’s Barbie Collector.com, Canturi created a necklace and ring for Barbie in conjunction with the festivities surrounding the recent release of the Barbie Basics dolls in Australia. The Barbie Basics is a group of 12 dolls with a dozen different faces of the world. Each doll comes with a different basic black outfit.
The key piece of Barbie by Canturi is the necklace. It contains a 1.00 carat pink diamond with a square emerald cut that is framed by 3.00 carats of white diamonds.
The pink diamond is a registered tendered stone of an Australian Argyle mine. The necklace and ring for Barbie are reminiscent of pieces from Canturi’s Cubism collection.