Hermes launches rose gold Kelly bag with over 1.000 diamonds
Significantly smaller than the popular leather versions, the new HERMES Kelly bag in rose gold and diamonds is designed to be worn as a bracelet, with the handbag strap resting on the wrist.
‘We are a little crazy here,’ Patrick Thomas, CEO of Hermes, told the Financial Times. And when questioned about who would buy the pricey pieces he added: ‘I have no idea. But maybe they will have two bodyguards!’
It took accessories designer Pierre Hardy, two years to produce the intricate creations. The Paris-born creative first launched a collection of fine jewelry – called ‘Haute Bijouterie’ – for the brand in 2009 featuring equestrian influences from whip-shaped diamond necklaces to horse-hoof-inspired bracelets. Each of the new designs will only be produced three times.
Talking about his 2012 collection Pierre told Elle magazine: ‘Accessories are made to be bought and sold, just like plates or sofas. But within that register, I try to make things with the greatest degree of creativity and personality.’