100k Carats of Jewelry, One Mona Lisa

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 10 Mar 2011
One-hundred thousand carats of jewelry can't be wrong. And somebody had some time on their hands. A Chinese jewelry collector decided that having money wasn't enough, and re-created Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” with 100,000 carats of jewelry. And so it goes.

We read that the collector has spent the "last five years working on this one-of-a-kind jewelry painting and the last 30 years collecting all the necessary raw gem stones. The thousands of jewels used ad up to an impressive 100,000 carats."

And now the Mona Lisa of 2011 is on display at a mall in Shenyang City, China. Of course it is in a mall.





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