We have already seen some very expensive wedding wear, including the $1.5 million Peacock dress, Swarovski-encrusted wedding gown collection, $250K platinum wedding dress and the $12 million wedding gown designed by Martin Katz Jewelers and Renee Strauss.
Pictured above is a white silk and satin bridal gown from Vietnam, which is decked out with 222 diamonds and 100 red rubies. Valued at equivalent to US $117,000, the “Bach ngoc xiem y” is the most expensive bridal gown in Vietnam. Showcased at the Ruby Plaza trading centre in Hanoi on June 28, this shimmering gown is a creation of young fashion designer Huy Vo.
The gemstone-made flower on the gown has 22 big rubies and 8 big diamonds. A big water drop-shaped ruby that symbolizes love has been used for the pistil. It took 40 days to complete this unique gown.
The total time spent included 56 hours for idea and production, 240 hours for selecting and processing gemstones, and 24 hours for fixing gemstones to the gown. On June 30, the first runner-up in Miss Vietnam 2008 will wear this gown. The Vietnam Record Book Centre has presented this gown a certificate for being the most expensive bridal gown in Vietnam.
Desiger Huy Vo