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Jeweller designs £100,000 diamond-encrusted shoes

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A UK jeweller has created a sparkly pair of gold and diamond stilettos worth a whopping £100,000.

The Eternal Borgezie Diamond Stiletto shoes, created for The House of Borgezie by owner Christopher Michael Shellis, are made entirely from solid gold and encrusted with 2,200 diamonds.

Mr Shellis is anticipating the Middle East region to be his biggest market for the extraordinary piece of footwear, banking on the lavish tastes of the region’s ladies.

“It’s a combination of a number of factors. It’s the glamour and it’s obviously the spending power as well,” he said.

The jeweller claims the shoes are the first to ever be made with a gold sole and heel. Seven gold wires in a cone shape form the stiletto spike and the stamen-fluted heel is modelled on a lily.

Mr Shellis added he had the idea for the shoes five years ago, with each pair requiring more than 150 hours of craftsmanship.

Mr Shellis, 52, already has orders from “three celebrities”.

The father-of-two refuses to name potential owners of his shoes. But the likes of Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Tweedy and even infamous shoe collector Imelda Marcos could be in the frame.

“I can’t name the celebrities because they’ll cancel the order or demand I pay £15,000 to use their name!” he said.

“All I can say is they are very high-profile people.”

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    what i would like is to have my ashes made into lots of diamonds and made into a ladies shoe 

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