500 hours + 4000 gems = $10m fantasy bra

Model Candice Swanepoel poses next to Victoria's Secret Royal Fantasy Bra.Photo / AFP
Model Candice Swanepoel poses next to Victoria's Secret Royal Fantasy Bra.Photo / AFP

A $10 million bra, embellished with a 52-carat pear-shaped ruby and 4200 sapphires and diamonds, has been unveiled by South African model, Candice Swanepoel.

The 18-carat gold piece was designed by jeweler Mouawad and will be worn by the 23-year-old Angel in this year's Victoria's Secret fashion show.

Watch: Swanepoel unveils the $10 bra at Herald Square in New York:

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"I've tried it on once and it feels amazing, I feel like a Queen when I put it on," Swanepoel said.

The dazzling lingerie was sculpted to fit the beauty's body so despite its weight "it fits like a glove," she said.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will be held early December.

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