Photo: A $3.5 million gold jewelry box encrusted with diamonds, sapphires and rubies has been unveiled in Doha this week. Certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s most valuable jewelry box, the piece made its Middle East debut at the annual Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE).
The Guinness World Records world record for the Most expensive jewellery box was set by a Cartier jewelled vanity case, set with a fragment of ancient Egyptian steel, which was sold at Christie’s, New York, USA for $189,000 (£;127,832) on 17 November 1993.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most jewels on a guitar; it is 16,033 and was achieved by Aaron Shum Jewelry Ltd. (Hong Kong) in Basel, Switzerland, as verified on 11 March 2016. The Fender guitar was decorated with a range of stones including topaz, citrine, rhodolite and cubic zirconium.
In a statement, Swiss diamond house Mouawad said the Flower of Eternity Jewellery Coffer was made of 18-karat gold and silver.
It features white and yellow diamonds, white and pink sapphires and lapis lazuli and its three heart-shaped petals are meant to symbolize eternal love.
Mouawad also holds the record for world’s most valuable necklace ($55 million), handbag ($3.8 million) and lingerie (an $11 million bra), but these pieces are not on display in Doha.