Rolls-Royce Diamond Hood Ornament

Rolls-Royce Diamond Hood Ornament

Owning a Rolls-Royce a little too ordinary for your flavor of wealth?  Maybe spicing up the hood ornament with diamonds might do the trick…

A Rolls-Royce hood ornament, known as the Spirit of Ecstasy, has been revampred to include 150 carats of D color VVS1 quality diamonds as well as several fancy intense yellow diamonds on the wings.  The ornament which debut at the New York International Auto Show, is the creation of jeweler Jean Kemanjian and was commissioned by local luxury car dealership Manhattan Motorcars.

“It wasn’t too hard to come up with an idea to add diamonds to a vehicle,” said Kemanjian. “That’s never been done before.”

Valued at $200,000, this by far the costliest hood ornament ever made, but the exclusivity of this piece is what gives it its real value.  This diamond encrusted Spirit of Ecstasy is not for sale or replication.

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