Belts can be very stylish, and lift up your look and your pants to a whole new level. But would you ever consider paying £60,000 for a belt?
This belt, created by House of Borgezie, is made of gold, platinum, and encrusted with diamonds. It weighs 300 grams, and is 30mm thick. It’s meant as formal wear, and will probably cost more than the rest of your outfit, but it is an artful creation.
It was designed by Christopher Shellis, and has a unique fleur-de-lys design as the buckle. It’s made from solid platinum, 18 karat gold, and is encrusted with diamonds along the belt.
What makes it even more unique, is that there is only one such belt in the world. But don’t worry, if you really want it, designer Shellis will make it on order. “‘The Fleur-de-Lys is an inspiration of mine. It first appeared over 2,000 years ago but no one knows exactly where it came from. “It’s always been associated with power and royalty. It is all over Westminster Cathedral and the gates of Buckingham Palace. It became popular around the time of Elizabeth I’s coronation in 1558. I love the gallantry and style of that era which was a golden age for courtiers like Sir Walter Raleigh competing for the attention of the Queen,” he says.
Considering the material used, it’s not hard to justify the belt’s price. It’s good enough to become a family heirloom. If you just can’t justify spending so much for a belt, there’s another one designed by Shellis. It is done up in silver, and costs a humbler £800.