A Dog’s Best Friend


A dog’s best friend . . .

Sep 13, 2008 04:30 AM

Gale Beeby , Toronto Star

Many people wondered what Leona Helmsley’s Maltese, Trouble, could buy itself with the $12 million left to it by its eccentric millionaire owner in her will.

How about a $1.8-million (U.S.) diamond-studded dog collar?

One actually exists.

We found it in a Los Angeles-based pet shop called I Love Dogs Inc.

Their Amour Amour collar consists of 1,600 hand-set diamonds, including a 7-carat, brilliant-cut centerpiece diamond, totalling 51 carats. The gems are set in platinum, while 18-karat white gold provides strength. And because only the best will do, the collar is made of crocodile leather “to bring both comfort and durability to the collar.”

Master jewellers on New York’s 5th Avenue do the work, and will customize the design to “fully reflect your dog’s personality.”

Collars are not kept in stock, so make sure you leave six to eight weeks for your goody, which you can pick up in New York or have delivered to your home or office by secure courier.

The company’s website (ilovedogsdiamonds.com) says: “Amour means love in French, and Amour Amour represents the love you have for your dog, and the love your dog has for you. Its striking design is inspired by this special bond that lasts forever.”

Chokes you up, doesn’t it?




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