Stuart Hughes, the maker of frightfully expensive diamond-encrusted mobile phones and iPads, has come up with an option for those who don’t like diamonds, a tailor-made 24-carat solid gold iPhone 4.
Gresso has created a luxury back cover for the iPhone 4 that is made of 200 year old African Blackwood along with 18K gold detailing.
The back cover aims to make your iPhone 4 look a little different although it isn’t clear if the wood used is a replacement or cover for the current glass used.
The worldâ€™s largest gold coin, a Maple Leaf, sold for 3.27 million euros ($4.02 million) at the Dorotheum auction house on Friday in Vienna.
The coin – measuring 53 centimetres in diameter and weighing 100 kilograms – was bought by Spanish precious metals firm Oro Direct.
The Maple Leaf coin, which is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records and carries a face value of one million Canadian dollars, was minted in 2007.
On June 25, 2010, the world’s largest gold coin, a 2007 Canadian $ 1,000.000 Maple Leaf is to be auctioned at Vienna’s Dorotheum.
This monetary item is twenty inches (53 cm) in diameter and one inch thick. It’s made of 99.999 percent gold bullion and weighs 220 pounds (100 kilograms).
The world record-breaking coin, which is also listed in the current edition of the Guinness Book of Records, bears the image of Elisabeth II.
Abu Dhabi’s top hotel, the Emirates Palace, recently debuted a vending machine that dispenses gold bars.
The machine, named Gold To Go, allows customers to trade cash for gold in quantities ranging from coins up to 10-gram bars.
Customers using the shiny machine — itself gold-plated — can choose from 320 items, including gold customized with logos.
The price of gold, which was up to $1,245 an ounce yesterday, is measured by the machine every ten minutes.
The iPad Supreme Edition, designed by Katherine Hughes, is a Wi-Fi + 3G, 64 GB iPad made of solid gold and encrusted with 25.5 karats of flawless diamonds.
The rear case and bezel is made from a single piece of solid 22-karat gold and, on the back, the Apple logo is bedazzled with 53 individually set gems.
The cost? A cool Â£129,995 – roughly $190,000, depending on the exchange rate at the moment.
John Galliano marks the fifth anniversary of his top selling Dior Glossy sunglasses collection with a limited edition called Dior Glossy Gold.
The Glossy line launched five years ago, inspired by the oversized shapes of the 1970s. The new limited edition glasses stay true to the original model.
The Olympic Gold medallist has released a â€œUsain Bolt gold iPodâ€ complete with signature laser engraved onto its back case and famousâ€œpulling of the bowâ€ pose.
Embellished in 24ct. hardened gold each iPod Touch comes complete with a lifetime warranty against scratching or fading…
Since Boltâ€™s dominance on the track over the past three seasons, he has been in high demand for his image and signature.
Fendi has unveiled a Fendi Peekaboo bag, dressed in 24 carat gold python skin to flaunt it out loud!
The exclusive bag was unveiled to celebrate the launch of Fendi’s new store in the retail palace Crystals in MGM CityCenter, Las Vegas.
The other exclusive piece launched at the event includes the exclusive Trevi Fountain Peekaboo bag.
Only 20 were made, each adorned with a numbered gold plate inside and retail for $4,550 apiece, while the super exclusive Fendi Peekaboo bag will adorn a whopping $36,500 price tag.
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The gold creation weighing 3 kg and sized at 6cm in height and 22cm in width has a price of 11.73 million yen ($132,000 USD).
Touted to be one of the three Holy Mountains of Japan, Mount Fuji is also the highest mountain of the land of rising sun.
The much anticipated Sex and The City 2 Movie poster has finally released!
The poster features Sarah Jessica Parker in one of the looks she filmed in: white dress, gold aviator sunglasses, gold necklace, gold clutch and gold pumps.
The movie is slated to hit theaters on May 28, 2010.
The distributor of Lexus has announced that it intends to apply 40,000 gold leaves to a Lexus LX570 during the Dubai International Motor Show next week.
At the end of the process, the vehicle will be finished off with varnish before being sold, making it the first commercial 24-carat gold car in the UAE.
The transformation will be completed by four craftsmen from French company Goldemotion, which works on conservation projects at the Louvre in Paris and other sites in France.
Korean designer Daisung Kim has hand-crafted a â€œ24K pencil,â€ whose surface is carefully plated with a thin layer of 99 percent pure gold.
With a price tag of $3.2 million, the new iPhone 3GS Supreme launched yesterday by Stuart Hughes could be the worldâ€™s most expensive phone.
The handset was made for an anonymous Australian businessman with 271 grams of 22ct solid yellow gold and 136 flawless F-color diamonds totalizing 68ct.
The Apple logo is made from solid gold and decorated with 53 diamonds of 1ct, while the front navigation button consists of a single 7.1ct diamond.
Dutch Design house, Oooms has created this set of ultra-luxury, 14 karat gold-plated staples, packaged in a velvet jewelery style case.
Intended primarily as a form of jewelry, these luxury pieces can be applied to clothing (or just about anything) with the help of your average stapler.
24 pieces of these goldplated staples will cost you 140 euro ($210). Make sure not to waste it!
Harrods department store announced on Thursday it had joined with Swiss refiner Produits Artistiques Metaux Precieux to offer gold bars weighing 12.5kg.
Harrods, established in 1834, is the first London shop to offer gold in-store. The bars are being kept in a miniature vault on the lower ground floor.
The price of gold has soared in recent weeks as the dollar weakens, reaching another record high of US$1,063.60 an ounce (28.3g) on Thursday.
Blackburn Rovers’ footballer El Hadji Diouf has a super shiny gold Cadillac Escalade.
The 28-year-old striker parked his latest 4×4, complete with a 6.2litre engine and 6-speed gear system, in a loading bay as he stepped out for lunch in Manchester
He is already the owner of great supercar including a white Cadillac Escalade, a show-stopping chrome Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and a white BMW X6.
Sold by a jewelry store in Chinaâ€™s Jiangsu province, this expensive stool is made of 110 lbs of solid gold and is priced at $1.3 million.