Last year British bespoke jewellers House of Borgezie gave us £70,000 ($112,000) Platinum Cleopatra Stiletto. For this year, designer Christopher Shellis has prepared all-new diamond-encrusted, heart-soled stilettos – Contessa Wafer. These pricey heels are available in silver, gold or platinum. The platinum pair cost $116,000; a gold pair will set you back $100,000, and those on a more modest budget can purchase a pair in silver for about $11,600. Shellis also offer replacement soles and heels, a patented feature that can easily done by the owner.
Each pair took at least 100 hours to make due to the high temperatures (more than 1800 degrees) and complex secret heating techniques required to work with platinum.
“I have been a designer jeweler for over twenty years working in the heart of the jewelery quarter in Birmingham,” he said. “It’s taken over two years to develop and complete and proved to be my hardest challenge in over twenty years. I made and designed the handmade stilettos completely myself.”
These stilettos are made to order only.