The bottle that will be unveiled at JCK – Las Vegas on the 5th of June has a retail value of $200,000 and is an international collaboration designed by Beverly Hills Designer Kathrine Baumann and fabricated by international jewelry manufacturer Aaron Shum. It is one of the most expensive Coca-Cola bottles ever created and licensed by The Coca-Cola Company.
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This show-stopping iconic shaped minaudiere is handset with 9,683 micro-pave diamonds (120cts) set in 925 sterling silver and plated with black rhodium. Production took nearly 100 days and was a collaboration from more than 15 craftsmen. Icestrella, a material employed in the creation of bulletproof glass, replicates the look and feel of the iconic glass bottle.
The diamond encrusted bottle complements the current Swarovski Coca-Cola minaudiere collection by Kathrine Baumann Beverly Hills. Artisan bags include a six-pack minaudiere as well as personalized “Share a Coke” inspired cans and bottles in Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero. The collection also includes the Coca-Cola bottle cap and “pop-art” accessories delighting generations of women who enjoy her whimsical approach to fashion.
Baumann, is a self-described “all-American girl,” hailing from Independence, Ohio. She became Miss Ohio and First-Runner-Up in Miss America, toured with the USO to entertain our troops and celebrated a flourishing career as a spokesperson and working actress on television and motion pictures before diving into the fashion world.
“This is an exciting and appropriate venture working with Aaron Shum on this international collaboration. Coca-Cola is not just an American Icon but one of the most recognized global icons. Although $200,000 is not in everyone’s budget, my couture minaudieres and accessories are within reach. There is something for everyone,” says Baumann. “If it makes you smile, it’s my bag,” Baumann noted.
The diamond Coca-Cola bottle minaudiere inspired by Baumann’s trademark whimsy, along with Baumann’s Swarovski collection, will be available at www.kbaumann.com and through Aaron Shum Jewelry worldwide.