Sarah Jessica Parker Super-Jewel at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

What do 4,698 diamonds look like?

Sarah Jessica Parker at the The Metropolitan's 2013 Costume Institute Gala. Photo via Nicholas Hunt/
Black label masterpiece ballerina butterfly brooch designed by cindy chao and sarah jessica parker

2014 Black Label Masterpiece “Ballerina Butterfly” brooch designed by Cindy Chao and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Photo via Art Daily.

Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with fine jewelry artist Cindy Chao to design a “Ballerina Butterfly” brooch (estimate HK$6–7 million or US$750,000–950,000) that will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s Hong Kong magnificent jewels and jadeite sale on October 7.

Net proceeds will go to the New York City Ballet, according to Art Daily.

Chao and Parker decided to collaborate after Parker made a guest appearance at the opening of Chao’s Beijing boutique in 2012. Two years later, the result is, well, decadent: the brooch’s body is constructed from titanium and 18 carat gold, with cushion-cut brown diamonds weighing 26.27 carats, three rough diamond-cut slices, three conch pearls, and 4,698 miniature diamonds effortlessly woven into the rest of the construction. Bling!

Parker praised the collaboration, saying, “Cindy’s jewelry designs are true works of art—they capture the eye and imagination in a memorable way. I am so pleased to partner with her on this project, which benefits the wonderful work of the New York City Ballet, an organization that is close to my heart.”


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