15 Apr Judith Leiber Maharaja Elephant Minaudiere
Pick this up and you may find yourself wondering, Is it an art object or a purse? It’s a conversation piece, darling. This sculpture (I mean, what else would you call it? Everything from the trunk and ears to the tusks and feet is carved) is hand-beaded with Austrian crystals in juicy shades of ruby, aqua, gold, and petal. (It also has a gold chain strap, in case you want to tote it that way.) Regal, dazzling and exactly the thing that gets everyone talking.
$ 5,995 at neimanmarcus.com.