The most expensive Barbie in the world, with jewels designed by Australia’s Stefano Caturi, has been sold at Christie’s in New York for $302,500.
Mattel commissioned Canturi to create the finger-wide neckpiece and tiny matching ring to promote its new Barbie collection.
The jewellery set features a necklace made from three carats of white diamonds set around a one carat, square emerald-cut pink diamond.
“I wanted the jewelry design to pay homage to Barbie’s modern yet timeless style over the ages,” Stefano Canturi says. The design was inspired by Cubism.
The Canturi Barbie now leads the pack of most expensive Barbie dolls ever made, followed by Barbie and the Diamond Castle promotional Barbie ($95,361).
All proceeds from the toy are going to aid breast cancer research.
Photo by Robert Gray/Getty Images AsiaPac
The Making of ‘Barbie by Stefano Canturi’