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Calling All Barbie Doll Collectors: Barbie® Turns Fifty & Gets Covered in 34 Carats of Diamonds

By Stephanie Quadri |
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diamond-barbieIt’s been fifty years since the original doll was introduced at the New York Toy Fair in 1959. Barbie has come a long way since then and to celebrate her 50th year Beverly Hills premier jewelers Layna and Alan Friedman, through their jewelry line Barbie Rocks, have unveiled a diamond-encrusted Barbie doll that resembles the bathing-suit-clad original. There will only be three dolls donning diamond striped bathing suits, diamond heels and diamond earrings, produced (each numbered and signed). Made in 18kt white gold with 1,183 round, brilliant-cut white diamonds equaling 16.73 carats and 1,206 round black diamonds equaling 17.66 carats, the cost is $50,000. Are there any Barbie collectors reading this blog…would you buy this Barbie? I am thinking I would much rather buy a $50,000 diamond-something I can wear myself.

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