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L | D Finds: $1.5 Million Peacock Dress

Read an unusual post on Twitter today fromWFDiamondDebi about a $1.5 million dollar wedding dress. The dress was unveiled at the wedding expo held in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. The wedding dress is decorated with 2,009 pieces of peacock feathers and took eight handicraftsmen two months to finish.

I'm filled with mixed emotion when I look at this dress. On one hand, it's impossible to deny that it is an incredible design, however. I am saddened when I think of how many peacocks were plucked of their beautiful feathers in order to create it. Maybe it's because peacocks are such majestic creatures, or maybe it's because they hold a particular spot in my heart. During college in New York, I walked passed St. John's two, three, four times every day for six years. The cathedral is famous for the peacocks that live on the property. Thousands of tourists and New Yorkers visit St. John's just to get a glimpse of the peacocks and I can't imagine harming them simply to make a dress that pretty much 99.9999999999999% of the population will never, ever wear.

On a better note, I really like White Flash Diamond's blog. White Flash Diamonds is a specialist on-line diamond boutique with a history of offering the discerning on-line buyer diamonds that exceed the world’s highest standards for craftsmanship and performance and their blog is great. Their latest post is on crystallized chevy blinged out with more than 150,000 pieces of Swarovski Crystal. A must see!

Top Photo Courtesy of WFDiamondDebi on Twitter
Bottom Two Photos Courtesy of SINA

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