Diamond Barbie sets a new record price.

by Alison Rasmussen


Stefano Canturi Barbie, a one-of-a-kind doll sold at auction in New York for $302,500 to an anonymous bidder. The doll is wearing a black strapless evening gown with a choker with a one carat square-cut pink diamond, per the article from the BBC.

$17,091 was the previous record for a Barbie auction.

Canturi is an Australian jewelry designer, and his goal was to accent the doll's "modern yet timeless style." The proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Check out the full story, and an AP photo of the doll, on the BBC's website.