Sparkle and Strut but Don’t Go Near Water

From Reuters

Diamond merchants Wednesday unveiled a swimsuit billed as the world’s most expensive, a black leather creation studded with diamonds worth $1.5 million. The bathing suit, created by Tokyo designer Kiyoko Shimura, contains 104 stones weighing a total of 62.35 carats. It was unveiled at a diamond show along with a matching diamond necklace.

Shimura said she was nervous working with the precious stones, the largest of which weighs 6.14 carats. “All of those diamonds are real,” she said.

An organizer said the swimsuit, which is to go on display for 10 days at a department store, is for sale to anyone willing to pay $1.5 million.