Diamond Edition of Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Diamond Edition of Breakfast at Tiffany's
Pic courtesy Bentley & Skinner.

A signed first edition of Breakfast at Tiffany’s has been rebound with 1,000 carats of diamonds, and is being sold for $1.5m.

The cover features a map of Manhattan. The main streets are platinum pavé set with almost 30 carats of white diamonds and Tiffany’s flagship store, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, is marked by a two-carat emerald-cut sapphire in Tiffany’s robin egg blue.

The Truman Capote novella inspired the 1961 movie starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, who aspires to the luxury lifestyle symbolized by the iconic jeweler.

The first edition was bound by award-winning British artist Kate Holland using diamonds sourced by London jewelers Bentley & Skinner.

It was on display at the 64th annual ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, which ended earlier this week.

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