Thursday, March 15, 2018

Top 5 Most Expensive Shoes In The World

Follow the yellow brick road to the 1939 film classic, The Wizard of Oz. Movie memorabilia like the sparkling “ruby” slippers worn by the film’s heroine Dorothy, have captured hearts for decades. The iconic red shoes, magical heel click, and the renowned words, “There’s no place like home” spark a memory in virtually everyone who’s seen the movie. The slippers in the film were made from iridescent red sequins. Lucky for gem lovers, the ruby slippers became a reality in 1989 when Harry Winston created this beautiful pair featuring the July birthstone, ruby.

Take a hop, skip, and jump into a gem and iconic film lovers’ dreamland with a closer look at Harry Winston’s ruby slippers.

The History of Ruby Slippers
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, the House of Winston made a $3 million pair of the famed ruby slippers. The shoes feature 4,600 rubies, with an estimated total weight of 1,350 carats, accented by 50 carats of diamonds. Of the original four pairs of “ruby” slippers worn by Dorothy (actress Judy Garland), one pair is on display in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. A second pair is owned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a third pair is in a private collection and the fourth pair is missing. Fun fact: the “ruby” slippers were originally silver in the 1900 classic novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. To take advantage of the vibrant colors produced by the Technicolor film process, Hollywood producers chose to make the shoes red instead of silver.

Ruby Qualities
What gives ruby its “magical” quality? Perhaps it’s the prized intense red color. After all, some would say ruby is the undisputed king of red gemstones. The finest ruby has a pure, vibrant red to slightly purplish red hue. This is likely the color that inspired the legendarily red-hued ruby slippers. Ruby is a variety of the mineral corundum, and its red color is caused by the presence of a trace element, chromium.

The aptly named Rita Hayworth heels were inspired by a favorite pair of earrings worn by the late actress. The open-toed heels were created from rust-colored satin (that would be called burnt sienna if it were a Crayola) and adorned with rubies, sapphires and diamonds nested in a satin ruffle at the toe. These beauties are worth a staggering $3 million, but they're not for sale. They're owned by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Rita Hayworth's daughter.

Constructed with Sienna Satin, these 3 million dollar open toed heels were crafted by none other than Stuart Weitzman. Adorned with sapphires, diamonds and rubies, these heels were worn by Rita Hayworth in the movie Shawshank Redemption. Let the 'ooing' and 'aweing' begin - there are shoes for wearing, and there are shoes to be treasured. We suggest the latter is more appropriate, on the other hand, they would be a great way of making the mother of the bride feel especially treasured on the day she gives her daughters hand in marriage. Be careful of where you walk though - can you imagine getting a smudge of dirt on these babies?

How could the master of shoe snot create something as beautiful as a fairy tale? These stilettos were created with finest Italian leather and decorated with as many as 565 Kwiat diamonds all set in platinum. Those delicate laces boast one of the rarest diamonds in the world- the amaretto diamond, which alone costs more than a million dollar. This pump was created to pay a tribute to everyone’s beloved Cinderella, hence the name. Now this is what we call a dream come true, girls.
Although not glass slippers, Stuart Weitzman’s Cinderella slippers are fit for a Princess. Beautifully created with Kwiat diamonds weighing 595 carats, these sandals are made with Italian leather with a gold sheen. The 4½ inch clear heeled stilettos were worn by singer Alison Kraus to the 2004 Oscars. The right slipper is encrusted with a rare 5 carat amaretto diamond worth more than 1 million dollars itself.
The Cinderella slippers are priced at a cool $2 million.

Stuart Weitzman is world famous for his outrageous, blinged out, over-the-top, seven-figure designer shoes. So, to tie-in with December’s birthstone of the month, we present Weitzman’s “Tanzanite Heels,” a pair of evening sandals featuring 185 carats of luxurious blue-purple tanzanites and 28 carats of diamonds. Designed in 2006 in collaboration with jewelry designer Eddie LeVian, the bejeweled silver-leather shoes with platinum heels are valued at $2 million, landing them on the Top 5 list of the “World’s Most Expensive Shoes.”
At first glance, the shoes look more like a royal necklace than foot apparel. A 16-carat pear-shaped tanzanite dangles from the diamond-encrusted ankle strap, which boasts alternating pear- and oval-shape tanzanites. Each was meticulously matched for color and size. The general public got to see the “Tanzanite Heels” for the first time in January 2007 at the New York Public Library. A year before, the shoes had taken first place in the “Fashion Accessories” category of the Tanzanite Foundation’s “Celebration of Life Jewelry Design Awards.”

Stuart Weitzman has brought the Ruby Stilettos against expense of $1.6 Million relating it with most mainstream Ruby Shoe, these are costly not for fame but rather for red glossy silk with 600 rubies weighing about a pound each utilized as a part of it. The tasteful pair of Ruby Stilettos has no depiction yet just its appealing and exquisite look that required no clarification of its expense. The pair has likewise among the uncommon accumulations produced exceptionally for the foundation honors however not utilized by any of superstar yet. Stuart Weitzman incredibly expensive pair, Ruby Stilettos shoes have whole insole of red satin with 600 rubies weighing nearly a pound each!