Christened ‘Mirage’, the most expensive egg dazzles with over 1,000 diamonds on the outer surface. The diamonds, 100 of which are a unique cut, on the shell are worth $2.5 million. And that’s just not enough to justify its price. The Mirage Easter Egg’s diamond encrusted shell encloses a beautiful 18 carat gold globe. Furthermore the globe’s shell also opens up to reveal a delicate rock crystal dove, perched on a gold olive branch. Symbolising world peace, the dove and olive branch are hand carved in gold.
Designed by Manfred Wild, it took three years to create this intricately designed egg. It has been worked upon by skilled craftsmen from three continents. The egg’s anonymous owner has no plans to put this one-off creation on sale. However renowned jeweller Vashi Dominguez believes if anyone did make an offer in the ‘multiple millions’ the owner might be able to strike a deal.
Mr Dominguez also added that, ‘The owner doesn’t need to sell Mirage, but it is all about one-upmanship in the world of the billionaire and money does talk. Owning this special item would be a great coup for someone for whom money is no object.”