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Victoria’s Secret US$1M ‘Fantasy Bra’ Worth ‘Far Below Six Figures’ Says Expert
By Yoon Sann Wong, 09 Nov 2018
Victoria’s Secret recently revealed its ‘2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra’, designed by Atelier Swarovski using responsibly sourced topaz and 2,100 Swarovski-created diamonds that were grown in a lab. Victoria’s Secret angel Elsa Hosk will wear the design on the runway during the brand’s upcoming annual fashion show.
According to diamond expert and gemologist Grant Mobley however, Victoria’s Secret’s US$1 million valuation of the garb is, unfortunately, not its true worth.
Mobley told Page Six Style that the overvaluation is apparent to industry experts, who are aware of the price of synthetic diamonds.
Current prices place each carat at US$800. The bra’s reported 71 carats will total US$56,800. Even with the price of the undergarment’s precious stones, workmanship fees, and metal prices, the total worth “would still be far below six figures,” explained Mobley.
The industry veteran added that only natural diamonds, sourced from Earth, would propel the value of the bra into the “millions of dollars,” as evident from the past.
It seems the bedazzling “one-of-a-kind creation” that’s a “$1 million dream come true” is really a fantasy.
[via Page Six Style, images via Victoria’s Secret]
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