There are top 4 most expensive Barbie doll in the world. As some people know, the first Barbie doll was introduced by Mattel, Inc. in 1959. The Barbie was produced in Japan, whose clothing was hand-stitched by home workers. Creator Ruth Handler based them on a German doll called Bild Lilli, which was itself based on a comic strip character. Since then, of course, the Barbie doll has become a household name.
The 4th most expensive Barbie doll belongs to the “Barbie No. 1″. For those who prefer the nostalgia factor to the bling-bling factor, this 4th most expensive Barbie doll is naturally the very first. It features a ponytail and zebra-striped bathing suit. In addition, this 4th most expensive Barbie doll is also a truly a historic artifact and is worth $8,000 at price.
Barbie and The Diamond Castle Promotional Barbie
The next 3th most expensive Barbie doll belongs to the “De Beers 40th Anniversary Barbie”. On De Beers’ 40th birthday, this 3th most expensive Barbie doll was introduced to the public. The dress of this Barbie is covered in diamonds: 160 of them – to be exact. She also wears a 18k white-gold jewelry on her body. Interestingly, this 3th most expensive Barbie doll is not only blonde but rather a raven-haired beauty and worth $85,000 at price.
De Beers’ 40th Anniversary Barbie
Then, the 2nd most expensive Barbie doll belongs to the “Barbie and the Diamond Castle promotional Barbie”. It was introduced in Mexico City and created to promote a new Barbie movie “Barbie and the Diamond Castle”. That’s the reason why this 2nd most expensive Barbie doll was named after that. According to Giancarlo Melloni (Barbie’s Brand Manager in Mexico), the movie has themes to the hearts of young women: friendship, music and shiny jewels. This 2nd most expensive Barbie doll features a total of 318 diamonds weighing in at 20.66 carats. Forty-four of the gems decorated her dress while the rest adorn her white gold accessories. this 2nd most expensive Barbie doll is worth $95,361 at price.
The last most expensive Barbie doll belongs to the “Canturi Barbie”. It was created by Stefan Canturi to celebrate the lauching of the new Barbie Basics Collection. This most expensive Barbie doll features 3 carats of white diamond arranged in a Cubist style, surrounding a rare pink diamond from Australia’s Argyle mine on her necklace. As on the centerpiece of her necklace, there is emerald cut, weighing in at 1 carat. Also, on the right hand of this Barbie doll laid another diamond as her ring. This most expensive Barbie doll is worth $540,780 at price.