The Jewelry Insider

July 23, 2008

Would you love your scraggy, mauled teddy anymore if his eyes were made from emeralds and diamonds, and his cute little snout from 24-carat gold? Of course not. Come to think of it, it sort of makes me want to gauge out the furball’s eyes and pluck off his nose – after all we have the makings of the world’s first bear cocktail ring.
Over in London, tony department store Selfridges is about to start selling a bejewelled teddy bear. The Steiff bear that has gold leaf entwined in his fur along with his blinged out eyes and golden nose will sell for around $86,000. Seems a tad expensive? Well, you’ll also get a Mont Blanc pen with an ink pot filled with liquid gold to go with teddy.
The bear will be on sale from August thru to December and will be available only in the Selfridges flagship store in London.

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