Diamond Hermès Birkin bag breaks world record

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Diamonds and Handbags are two words that many women will go weak at the knees upon hearing. Diamonds, are of course, a girl’s best friend, and incorporate them into a handbag and you’ve got a winning combination.

Recently, a red crocodile diamond encrusted Hermès bag, officially titled the ‘Hermès Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30cm Birkin Bag with Solid 18K White Gold & Diamond Hardware,’ went up for auction at Heritage Auctions house in Dallax, Texas.

The bag was sold to an anonymous collector for an absolutely staggering £129,865 ($203,150). Matt Rubinger, director of luxury accessories at Heritage Auctions, said of the record breaking sale: “This is an extraordinary example of one of the world’s most exceptional handbags, and this was certainly an exceptional price, exceeding our highest expectations at every corner.”

Three other Hermès Birkin bags went on sale alongside the diamond encrusted one, and they also went on to break auction records. The ‘Matte Brighton Blue Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware’ sold for £72,568 ($113,525), while the ‘Shiny Braise Red Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware’ Birkin bag sold for £61,111 ($95,600) and the ‘Ultra Rare Himalayan Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware’ racked up a total sale price of £39,064 ($80,663).

We wonder who the anonymous bidder was and with Christmas coming up, could somebody be getting an extra special present this year?

*Image courtesy of AuctionPublicity.com

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