June 24th, 2010

World Cup Merch We Love: Shimansky’s Diamond Football

Jewellery designer Yair Shimansky has produced a unique piece of World Cup memorabilia – a £1.6 million ($2.5 million) diamond-encrusted football. Made from 9,260 white and black round, brilliant-cut South African diamonds, the ball is worth 3,500 karats and weighs about 2.2 kilograms (4.8 pounds).

While crystal replicas of the ball are now in Shimansky stores – and will eventually be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting local charities – the luxury jewellery company is supposedly negotiating a sale of the ball to an unidentified European footy club as a 2010 commemorative display piece for their trophy cabinet.

What we want to know:  which bling-obsessed footballer/club can you see wanting to own this ostentatious collector’s item?

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12 Responses to “World Cup Merch We Love: Shimansky’s Diamond Football”

  1. Trims says:

    I hope its Arsenal, but it prob. isn't :-( I think it might be Real Madrid, Barca, Man City, or Inter Milan…. DONT LET IT BE BARCA THEY AREN'T WORTHY!!! ;.)

  2. LonelySTARSHINE says:

    Shiny….. $-0

  3. ArsenalGirl says:

    Inter. They won the treble this year. Plus, Italian.

  4. Yvonne says:

    Of course real Madrid it’s screaming cristiano!! It’s sparkly nd gorgeous totally everything Madrid and cristiano are

  5. Dike says:

    Manchester City, they can afford it and they need something in their trophy cabinet.

  6. iida says:

    It can’t be an English club, they’d never go as bling as that. (I hope…)

  7. p4ng says:

    Maybe Manchester City. Must be a club with a lot of money, clubs like Barca and Real Madrid. Ka-Ching!

  8. aps says:

    it has to be real madrid

  9. Caidid says:

    It’s got to be Barca, yes?

  10. Carina says:

    Real Madrid…I can't see Ronaldo walking past that empty-handed

  11. senora ramos says:

    the obvious answer here is real madrid.

    it's shiny and new for perez

    black diamonds for cron

    gorgeous, just like the men on the team