Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Guinness World Record Flower Bouquet

One hundred gemstone pieces stuck on petals make a wedding flower bouquet worth around US$125,000. The Guinness World Record Book recognized this bouquet as the most expensive wedding flower bouquet in Vietnam.

The bouquet, called “Thien hoa bach ngoc” (Thousands of flowers, hundreds of gemstones), is 1.7kg in weight, 45cm in diameter, 90cm in length. It consists of white roses, white lilies, white orchids, moonflowers, the root of a 100-year-old ficus, several kinds of stones, paints, feathers and gemstones, including 90 two-carat red ruby facets, nine one-carat diamonds, and a 21.6-carat star ruby.

The bouquet was created by craftsmen from DOJI Gems & Trade JSC and LyLy Flower Supermarket in Hanoi. DOJI’s General Director Do Minh Phu said the 100 gemstones symbolise 100 happy years of the couple. The ruby is the symbol of the sun, freedom and power. The diamond expresses purity and innocence.

The Guinness World Record Book recently recognized it as the most expensive bouquet in Vietnam.