The ruby slippers depicted in The Wizard of Oz has inspired the creation of another pair, this time by Stuart Weitzman. The stilettos’ insole is, of course, cherry red, while its upper portion consists of 642 round and oval Burma rubies embedded in red satin. The rubies weigh a total of 123.33 carats and are laid on platinum weighing half a pound.
The gorgeous creation was supposed to be shown off to the public at the 2003 Academy Awards, but the war in Iraq made the creator hesitate and decide against the unveiling. That was too bad. Where else can the $ 1.6 million ruby shoes be worn and admired?