Pete Townshend not even going to think about smashing this guitar with a $2 million price tag. Studded with 420 karat brilliant diamonds and an 18 karat white gold finish, the “Eden of Coronet” is a Gibson Guitar re-designed by Mark Liu. A team of 68 worked for more than 700 days (that is almost two years!) to bring this blinged-out guitar to life. It was a creation of Dubai-based jeweler Lifestyle Fine Jewelry on behalf of its Hong Kong-based parent company Aaron Shum. The good news came after all the hard work was done, the Guinness World Records verified and confirmed the value after counting all the diamonds and checking its white gold finish.
What’s the purpose of this guitar? Aaron Shum created the guitar to celebrate their entry into Hall 1 of Baselworld, the annual luxury watch and jewelry show held in Switzerland. They are only the second Asian jewelry brand after Mikimoto to have this honor. Aaron Shum is also trying raise profile of his signature Coronet Solitaire jewelry collection.
Mark Liu’s design feature Coronet-flower and other nature-specific motifs. Diamonds were supplied by Chow Tai Fook, the exclusive distributor of Coronet jewelry collection in China. Chow Tai also took the responsibility to take the Eden of Coronet around China for a series of exhibition. Though the diamond studded guitar now belong in the jewelry category, it is still playable.