The Most Expensive Barbie Dolls in the World
Since its debut in 1959, the Barbie doll has kept up with the times and trends. With more than 80 careers, from a teenage fashion model to a presidential candidate to a computer engineer, she has become a cultural icon who has been given honors that are rare in the toy world. She has inspired designers and professionals from around the world to create the fashions of their dreams.Here some of the most expensive Barbie dolls
4. Barbie No. 1 – $8,000
The original Barbie No 1, a brunette dating from 1959, fetched double its estimate at the opening of the world’s biggest-ever auction of the iconic creations.
3. De Beers 40th Anniversary Barbie – $85.000
The world’s most expensive Barbie doll, designed by De Beers, is dressed in an evening gown decorated with 160 diamonds and she has complimentary gold jewelry and accessories.
2. Barbie and the Diamond Castle promotional Barbie – $95,361
This Barbie was a promotional stunt done to promote the movie from the Barbie series, Barbie and the Diamond Castle, which was released back in 2008. This variant adorned 44 round-cut stones including 318 real diamonds on her attire. All of her accessories, including a tiara, slippers, earrings, necklace, bracelet and the ring have been made out of diamonds and white gold
1. Canturi Barbie – $540,780
Mattel commissioned the famous jeweler Stefano Canturi to create the world’s most expensive Barbie doll. This one was made to coincide with the launch of the Barbie Basics Collection in Australia. Featuring rare Australian pink diamonds, the Barbie by Canturi has a Canturi neckpiece made up of 3.00 carats of white diamonds around a collectible 1.00ct square.