Tennis champ Serena Williams sported a US $2.5 million diamond necklace at a press conference in Sydney, Australia. Sydney diamond designed Nic Cerrone loaned Williams the multi-million jewelry when she visited his boutique a day before her opening match at the Sydney International. But the 27-year-old was a little hesitant wearing the necklace and commented, “I told the jeweler that I would wear the press conference because I didn’t have the cash to be losing a three and a half million [Australian] dollar necklace.
Williams set off a frenzy of flashbulbs when she sported the diamond necklace containing 427 diamonds at the press conference after her first-round win over Samantha Stosur. She seems to be having a thing with diamonds as she had created a controversy at the 2004 US open when one of her US $40,000 diamond earrings fell onto the asphalt during the match.