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The Top Most Creative (and Outrageous) Products Made with Diamonds - Diamond Shoe.

 The finale of the ninth season of America's Got Talent saw host Nick Cannon stroll out in a record-breaking world pair of shoes that he had custom-made for the event. The shoes feature 14,000 diamonds, totaling 340 carats. Sourcing all the diamonds and having them made of the same size took over four months. It took 2,000 hours to craft the footwear and nearly a year to complete it.

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The Most Creative (and Outrageous) Products Made with Diamonds - Diamond Couch

 French design company PlumeBlanche has added to its extensive line of artistic furniture pieces with a limited edition sofa featuring diamonds set in platinum buttons. The seat also features the company's logo in diamonds, mounted in full-grain leather. Not surprisingly, only a limited run of these sofas are planned as a few people might struggle with the $190,000 price tag. Surprisingly, this is not the most expensive sofa in the world. That honor goes to the $409,000 stainless steel mirror sofa by architect Ron Arad.

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Seretse Khama - Making of A Strong Nation

The son of Queen Tebogo and paramount chief Sekgoma Khama II, the first president of Botswana, and the builder of a strong economy with diamonds. 

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The Top Most Creative (and Outrageous) Products Made with Diamonds - Snuffles the Teddy Bear

From golf clubs to tea bags and pacifiers, designers continue to find new applications for diamonds to bring an added bit of posh into the everyday experiences of their clients here ...

Plush toymaker Gund has an extensive line of stuffed toys for all budgets. However, the most sought-after toy at the Gund booth at the American International Toy Fair in New York Valentine's Day was the $10,000 Snuffles bear. If Tahitian black pearls for eyes and white alpaca fur weren't enough, Snuffles also sports a necklace featuring 10 carats of diamonds on a white gold chain with the company's famed motto, 'Gotta Getta Gund'. Although this bear is the most expensive bear to date which features diamonds, it is far from the most expensive price ever paid for a teddy bear. That prize goes to the Steiff's Louis Vuitton bear, which sold for a whopping $2.1 million at an auction in 2000. 

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Sidney Thomas Ross - Seizing The Moment To A Diamond Chain

 Ross was born in 1916 to a Jewish family in Lynn. Over the years, Ross understood the importance of innovation and evolution. He slowly pushed the jewelry chain stores offerings to higher level, all the while insisting on lower margins to maintain a competitive edge.

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