While we're on the subject...

Talking about the cost of things, this beauty cropped up in my October Elle magazine. De Beers necklace. Image: Extravaganzi

Isn't it gorgeous? I gasped out loud when I saw it, then avidly read the description. It's from the De Beers Imaginary Nature collection, and is composed of 96 pear cut diamonds, with an attached brooch made up of a center 8.49 carat pear cut diamond, 163 baguette diamonds, 376 round brilliant cut diamonds, and 33 pear cut diamonds.

(Price on request, and if you have to ask...)