"Yes, people often spend more on their pet than on themselves,” says Nela Kash, president of the Cali-based Couture Accessories Inc, which does made-to-order color-matching with gold plating and fancy stone embellishment. “A pet collar or harness is a pet’s most fashionable statement showing the world just how pampered and stylish he is."
With an extensive catalogue of over 400 detailed photos, pet owners can select both the color-category of their pet and the stones - cut & polished real, semi-precious (a combination of agate, onyx, and jasper) or European faux - that best enhance Fido's or Kitty's beauty. Products are made from hand-stitched harness leather, similar to that used on horses, and robust custom-manufactured gold-plated rims that can stand up to most any pet roughhousing. A percentage of the proceeds are donated to animal shelters.