It seems Nick Cannon picked up a thing or two during his marriage to Mariah Carey, namely her love for all things flashy. The 33-year-old host of “America’s Got Talent” commissioned Beverly Hills jeweler Jason Arasheben to customize a pair of Tom Ford shoes especially for the show’s season finale last night. The result? More than 14,000 full-cut round white diamonds set onto white gold, with a total carat weight of 340 carats, bedazzled the slip-ons, valued at $2 million and currently being reviewed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Valuable Pair of Shoes in the world.
“When Nick approached me last year he said he wanted to make history and be so over the top,” says Arasheben, noting that the process took more than 2,000 hours of work and close to a year to complete. “It took four months alone to source all of the diamonds and create them the same size to make the shoe.” To secure the diamonds in place, Arasheben created prongs and a diamond mesh sewn into the patent-leather sole for each stone. “He’s not going to win a race or play basketball with these,” the designer adds. He needn’t worry. According to Cannon’s twitter, he plans to donate the diamond shoes to charity.