Lips encrusted with 126 diamonds costing Rs 3.78 crore earns Guinness World Records title for most valuable lip art
A pair of lips encrusted with diamonds has earned the Guinness World Records title for being most valuable lip art. Valued at $757,975 Australian dollars, the record attempt took place in Perth, Australia, and was organised by diamond jeweller Rosendorff Diamonds on September 7th 2018 to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Designed and executed by make-up artist Clare Mac, the styling took about two and a half hours. The 126 diamonds were selected from Rosendorff’s own collection and amassed a total carat weight of 22.92ct. A layer of black matte lipstick was first applied, thereafter each diamond was meticulously placed on the lips using false eyelash adhesive.
Charlie Octavia, the model for Rosendorff on whose lips the diamonds were placed, reportedly told Guinness World Records, “At Rosendorff Diamonds, we pride ourselves on excellence, and what could be more excellent than holding a Guinness World Records title. Endless hours of researching, designing, planning, trialling and liaising to ensure we qualified for the record was quite challenging, but that's what makes having a Guinness World Record such a prestigious achievement.”
Since we are so close to the end of the year I thought I would start sharing some of my 2018 highlights and working with over $750,000 worth of real diamonds from @rosendorffdiamonds and setting the World Record for Most Valuable Lip Art is not only a years highlight but a career one!!
Protecting the costly diamonds ($757,975 AUD / £418,106.00 GPB / €467,361.02 EUR / $540,858.59 USD) was a high priority, so a police officer was deployed on site to avoid any problem. After the attempt, Octavia was taken back to the jeweller’s vault, where each diamond was removed by Craig Rosendorff himself.
Rosendorff is a popular diamond jeweler, founded in 1963 by Craig Rosendorff.