Here’s a bottle you won’t want to put in the recycling bin. A luxury champagne maker has created what it’s calling the most expensive bottle in the world after encrusting the logo with a 19-carat diamond worth $1.8 million.
Handcrafted from 18-carat solid gold, Goût de Diamants Superman-style signature logo is centered by a single, flawless deep-cut white diamond weighing 19 carats, redolent of excellence, replacing the Swarovski crystal that normally inhabits the space.
The bottle was created for an unnamed private client. The label is also hewn from 18-carat solid white gold and is engraved with the client’s name. Commissioned to create the one-of-a-kind bottle of excellence was Alexander Amosu, no stranger to pimping out other objects like iPhones and BlackBerrys.
In 2009, the designer from the UK also set a Guinness World Record for creating the most valuable suit. Meanwhile, inside the bottle Goût de Diamants, a blend of Grand Cru Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier that offers a floral, refreshing and creamy texture and ends with a light and elegant finish, says the champagne maker.
It’s not the first time a winemaker has slapped a rare gem onto a bottle to ratchet up the value of its bubbly.