Kermit, eat your heart out. Britain’s Daily Mirror reports that Kate Middleton and Prince William are going to be GIVEN the world’s most expensive diamond stash, The Rainbow Collection, by some uber rich Saudis who want to buy the $120 million treasure chest from gem collector, Eddy Elzas.
It’s good to be the king (in waiting).
These special ‘crown jewels’ are made up of 301 of the world’s largest and finest fancy colored diamonds. Few have seen the fabled collection (which is why I’m having a hard time tracking down pictures), and a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family even tried to buy them as a wedding gift for Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981, but the offer was turned down by Mr Elzas.
“Lots of Middle Eastern investors are keen to buy the collection and give them to William and Kate because it would be a huge badge of honor,” a source said.
“A deal is now very close to being done and an announcement is set to be made soon. Mr Elzas is due to retire soon so is looking to sell. But he will only sell if they go to William and Kate. He thinks it would be a fitting gift for the couple.”
What will the tony twosome do with the donated loot? Hard to tell – but I would give my pinky finger to see a new rainbow crown or tiara designed in Kate’s honor. Can you imagine?