Lebanese jeweller Mouawad has opened a new boutique in the gold sector of the historical Beirut Souks – and has also introduced the world’s most valuable handbag. The 1001 Nights Diamond Purse takes its inspiration from the greatest Arabic stories ever told, the 1,001 tales of Scheherazade. The heart-shaped bag, handcrafted from 18-carat gold, incorporates 4,517 diamonds, and took 10 craftsmen four months to create. The 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is valued at $3.8m, but Mouawad also offers more affordable pieces: Roberge and Trebor timepieces and diamond earrings, pendants and rings are its speciality.
Mouawad, Gold Souk Sector, Beirut Souks, Beirut, +961 (0)1 999891