Most expensive abaya by Bruce Oldfield

What comes to your mind when you think of an abaya? A medieval scene with a woman in flowing garments who is dancing around trees as prince charming comes in galloping on a white pony. This particular abaya is as classical as it is meant to be but also has 4,668 diamonds strewn all over it. This one is as weighty in mass as it is in richness. It has a total white gold weight of 359.7 grams while the total carat weight of diamonds totals up to 85.13 carats. This will be put on auction at a British luxury brands trade fair and some part of the proceeds will be donated to an Islamic Charity. The super expensive abaya is priced at £175,000 ($345,428). The auction will take place at InterContinental London Park Lane on August 2nd and 3rd, 2008.