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Abu Dhabi Gets Gold Vending Machine

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.
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World’s most expensive iPad

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 £129,995 – roughly $190,000, depending on the exchange rate at the moment.
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Dior Glossy Gold Limited Edition Sunglasses

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.

With its extralarge lenses and curved frame in metallic colours, the Dior Glossy was instantly adopted by countless stars, making it Dior’s best seller.
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Usain Bolt Gold iPod Touch

The Olympic Gold medallist has released a “Usain Bolt gold iPod” complete with signature laser engraved onto its back case and famous“pulling of the bow” pose.

Embellished in 24ct. hardened gold each iPod Touch comes complete with a lifetime warranty against scratching or fading…

Since Bolt’s dominance on the track over the past three seasons, he has been in high demand for his image and signature.
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$36000 24-Karat Gold Fendi Bag

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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Gold-coated car to go on sale in Dubai

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.
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iPhone 3GS Supreme for $3.2 million

With a price tag of $3.2 million, the new iPhone 3GS Supreme launched yesterday by Stuart Hughes could be the world’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.
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Goldplated Staples

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 Sells Gold Bars

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.
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El-Hadji Diouf’s gold Cadillac Escalade

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.
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World’s most expensive chocolate bar on sale

A gold-coated Cadbury’s Wispa chocolate bar could be the most expensive in the world – with a price tag of £961.48 ($1,630).

The special edition bar goes on sale as Cadbury relaunches the Wispa Gold after a massive Facebook campaign to bring it back.

The chocolate went back into production last month following a huge drive on the online networking site.
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Gold beer mug launches in Japan

June is the traditional start of the Japanese rainy season and you can be golden for showers with this solid gold mug that is so appropriate for getting through this Great Recession.

Worth $50,000, the item has been introduced as part of gold manufacturer Ginza Tanaka’s latest collection.

The firm has created the Summer Cool range with items that are believed to relieve the heat during the summer months and the mug features 850g of gold.
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“Jeweled Objects of Desire” exhibition

“San Francisco based jewelry designer Sidney Mobell turns the ordinary into extraordinary while tempting the viewer to question their own perception of jeweled art.

For over 30 years, the artist has created elaborate bejeweled works that bring a sense of magic and wonder to everyday household objects.”

He has used precious materials to create diamond- encrusted cell phones, hourglass necklaces filled with 3,000 tiny diamonds, a gold toilet seat and a 23- karat gold and jeweled Monopoly set, valued at $2 million.
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