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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Canturi Designer Barbie to Benefit Breast Cancer Research



Canturi Jewels unveiled their "Barbie by Stefano Canturi" in NYC at Vogue's Fashion's Night Out events last month and that started this glamorous Barbie's Tour of the US and Europe which will end at Christies Auction House.

The curvaceous, custom-designed doll is donning a necklace featuring a 1-carat pink diamond. She's being offered Oct. 20 at Christie's auction house in New York for an estimated $300,000 to $500,000. At that selling price, Christie's says she would be the world's most expensive Barbie.

All proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Jeweler Stefano Canturi arranged the emerald-cut, fancy vivid diamond in a geometric pattern with smaller white diamonds, totaling 3 carats. He also designed the doll's black strapless dress, stilettos, hair and other features.

The world auction record for a Barbie is $17,091, set in 2006 at Christie's London.


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