This £11 million Christmas tree might be the most expensive of all time
All we want for Christmas is a bauble encrusted with black diamonds.
What could you do with £11.9 million?
You could purchase around 40 Robinson R22 helicopters, employ José Mourinho for roughly nine months, or buy 3,730,407 McChicken Sandwiches (kitchen facilities permitting).
Or, you could snap up the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Kempinski Hotel Bahia, near Marbella in Spain, a festive exercise in decorative decadence that likely puts your paltry pine tree to shame.
It’s been assembled by haute couture designer Debbie Wingham in conjunction with what feels like the majority of the world’s top jewellers; contributors include Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bvlgari and Chanel.
Diamonds are evidently a tree’s best friend, and the fir has been fitted with red, black, white and pink ones, alongside four carat sapphire and 24 carat gold.
A number of the baubles are also fashioned from emu and ostrich eggs, along with diamond dusting, of course.
The hotel is no stranger to jewel-themed oddities, and this festive season will also feature a so-called ‘Diamond and Champagne Night’, a cocktail evening in which one lucky competitor will walk home with a diamond worth £1,685.
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