The world’s most precious Yarmulke (Kippa) is encrusted with over 3,500 sparkling Swarovski crystals and crowned with a stunning 2 carat D color flawless diamond. It is the creation of celebrity artist Toks Daniel, who has set an asking price of $167,000 or $9,300 without diamonds. The Kippa was launched by the artist in cooperation with VeryFirstTo.com.
It is unveiled in time for Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights, celebrated around Christmas time (December 12th – December 20th, 2017).
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Toks Daniel is famed for his dazzling pieces adorned with crystals and diamonds with work admired and owned by celebrities throughout the globe. The creation of his first religious piece is inspired by his attraction to Judaism. Toks says: “Whilst I was a youngster in Nigeria, Jews had a rather exotic image. The more I have since been exposed to Jews and Judaism, the more I have become enamored with its rituals, principles, and aesthetics. My Yarmulke design is a manifestation of my enchantment with the religion.”
Toks has created pieces, from crystal encrusted soccer boots to effervescent caps, for famous personalities including Didier Drogba; Jourdan Dunn; Jermaine Jackson; Leona Lewis; Sean Paul; Cristiano Ronaldo; Desmond Trufant; and Ian Wright. The boot designed for Ronaldo is displayed in Cristiano Ronaldo’s CR7 Museum.
It took Toks 14 days to conceive and create the Yarmulke, which requires every one of the crystals to be painstakingly placed and applied to a pre-ordained position. He collaborated with jeweler Robert Goodman for the pièce de résistance: a glorious solitaire cut diamond supplied by Goodman and set proudly atop a Star of David at the Yarmulke’s summit. Robert Goodman has been a highly respected jewelry designer and maker based in Hatton Garden, the heart of London’s jewelry district, for twenty years.
A $1,330 donation will be made to Chabad Lubavitch of Nigeria should the yarmulke be purchased. The charity provides for the spiritual welfare of the Jewish community in Nigeria as well as promoting understanding, respect, and diversity.