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The Jewelry Insider

October 27, 2008

It might not take a diamond to woo the woof out of your pampered pooch (unless you’re Paris Hilton), but a little gold certainly never hurt anyone.

For those who have to put your beloved barker in her little cage at night so she doesn’t shred the upholstery (or eat the trash), we found a glittering solution from Daily Candy this morning – a golden doggie crate.

From lap dog to the lap of luxury, Peter Pracilio from designGO! created a 22.5 karat gold leaf round cage for the Fido (or the Sylvester) in your life – as long as they don’t weigh more than 40 pounds.

The limited edition crate is made of steel wire, stands at about two feet tall and includes a removable rubber mat (for obvious reasons).

The gilded beauty will set you back a mere $11,000, but a painted version in black, white, or silver rings in at a much lower $320.

So the next time Mops has to spend a dog day afternoon in the slammer, at least let him bask in the glow.

Available online at gotpetdesign.com and shopurbanpaws.com.


The Jewelry Insider

August 7, 2008

Diamond-encrusted collars, gourmet food and extravagant Halloween costumes are by now familiar trademarks of our nation’s pet-obsessed. For those of you who can’t wait to paint Muffy’s toenails to match her new little doggy cocktail dress, the Jewelry Insider has discovered the perfect lounging accoutrement: a golden pet mattress. The Louis Vuitton pet carrier is so over, people.

According to The New York Times, Italian company, Magniflex, created the line after a wealthy Russian client requested a gold mattress for her Maltese. Jealous? Fido isn’t the only one who can get in on the act. If you have $30,000 lying around, you too can sleep on a bed of bling. Or take it down a notch like Marco Magni, son of Magniflex’s founder, who snoozes on the queen-size, silver model for only $4,000. What an under-achievor.

The doggie beds are made with a cover woven with 22-karat gold thread and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. And aside from the obvious glam factor, the gold is also a proven flea deterrent. Eureka! Form AND function.

Prices range from $1,000 – $3,000. Or, in other words, a few year’s worth of Kibbles and Bits.