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The 18 carat gold, diamond-encrusted earphones

A set of gold earphones have been placed on display in at Clive Ranger jewelry shop Bristol.

Designed by renowned Belgium based jeweler Casa Gi, the listening devices are made from 18 carat gold, encrusted with 118 of the highest quality diamonds and give a crystal clear sound.

Each earphone contains 59 diamonds that have been individually set in the gold, giving a sparking appearance.
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Singulum luxurious wooden notebooks

If you’re in the market for a different kind of laptop system – check out the Singulum laptop system.

Each Singulum system is crafted out of a single block of wood and features a keyboard made out of either ivory of 24 carat solid gold (be careful if you select the ivory as many countries including the US have a strict ban on ivory imports).

Now some of their product pictures on their website seem to infer that there’s a single piece of diamond used like a trackpoint pointer..
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Alchemy Vermeil Luxury Pen

Inspired by the ideas of dualism, Visconti presents the Alchemy Vermeil limited edition of a fountain pen with a dual-end that allows you to add more color to your words !

This limited edition pen is beautifully crafted and capped in 18 carat gold at one end and sterling silver capped on the other. With a red body, the use of gold and silver are meant to underline the significance of Alchemy.

The pen also allows you to write in two different colours but this must mean you would need to refill the ink holder quite often because it would be smaller than in that of a normal ink pen.

Limited to 1,038 pieces worldwide, it’s worth $5,500 (€3,752) – to be used to sign million dollar deals!

Limited Edition Gold Putter

Golf is well known as “a rich man’s sport”. Time and again, opulent blinged golfing gears mushroom up to remind us of the fact.

One of them responsible for introducing these luxury goods, is Sayn Design.

They have come up with a Gold Putter that is dipped in 24 carat gold. The cherry on the icing is the diamond studded Sayn logo on the head of the putter.
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Bicycles Made Out of Gold

The Scandinavian design firm Aurumania has created 10 bikes made out of solid 24-karat gold.

Each piece of every bike was created by hand and the whole thing decorated with 600 Swarovsky crystals.

The bikes all come with a leather seats and horns and they each cost around 80,000 dollars. Why that expensive ? Unlike other “gold” bikes these are solid gold, not plated.

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Adrian Pallarols Silver and Gold Leathermans

Adrian Pallarols is known all over the globe for his silversmith work. He has created pens for kings, polo championship cups, goblets for stars and even requests for the Pope.

Now he takes the king of handyman tools, the Leatherman, and gives it a silver and gold makeover. You can spend $240 for a sterling silver model but it will cost you $40,000 to get the elegantly engraved 18k gold model.
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Harrods launches Swarovski-studded chocolates

Harrods is set to launch a range of £5,000 ($10,000) Swarovski-studded chocolates, with exclusively designed packaging by Lebanese chocolatier, Patchi.

The premium packaging, in which the 49 chocolates are hand-wrapped in Indian silk and placed on suede leather partitioned with gold and platinum, was created by Patchi’s in-house design team.

Every chocolate is adorned with gold and Swarovski crystal and silk rose. These are then placed in a stunning box made of genuine leather and magnificent hand woven silk from India and China.

A Harrods spokesperson says, “A number of our customers have actually asked for a product such as this which has the ‘wow’ factor.”

The chocolates are part of Harrods’ exclusive new range of “High Life” products, which will launch next month. Unlike the Royal Collection from Cocoa Gourmet that sported edible gold and diamonds, Im not sure you can actually swallow the crystals…

World’s most expensive magazine

Shot by famous celebrity photographer Avinash Gowariker, the cover of Kohl, a recently launched ITP lifestyle magazine targeting Asian women, features Indian actress Katrina Kaif, who is the star of many Bollywood hits and was voted the Sexiest Woman by a famous international magazine.

Thanks to the alliance with an established UAE-based jeweler Damas, the face of the magazine comes dipped in 91 grams of gold and festooned with 622 diamonds. Total 86 hours were invested by Damas craftsmen to hand-apply layers of gold leaf to a specially-treated gold-edition of the exclusive magazine.

The special edition of the magazine was unveiled for the very first time at an official press conference on 24 June, in the Borders outlet in Mall of the Emirates. It is said to be the world’s most expensive magazine and worth over $10,000.

The magazine is set to be showcased at many of the Damas stores throughout the GGC till October and is anticipated to undergo auction for the Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre in October 2008.

The Golden Porsche from Russia

In Russia they now drive in solid gold covered Porsche cars!

It seems only Porsche wasn’t enough for this guy who seems to want to attract everyone’s attention though.

He used more than 40 pounds of the pure gold while decorating this Porsche 911 (The best and the most expensive method to screw up a really nice car ^_^).
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Precious parquet covered with gold leaves

Aurum, an Italian company, is the sole agent of a precious parquet covered with 24 carat gold leaves which bring refinement of materials and craftsmanship in the most exclusive houses.

The elegance of the rich woods and the brightness and glints of the gold and silver give style and charm to the chicest houses, to the yachts, to the shops and to the suites of the most prestigious hotels.

The collection includes 11 patented patterns: 6 in gold (at around 6,800 euros a square meter!), 4 in silver and 1 in copper. Gold leaves applied on wood boards and finished with wax and specific treatments to enhance the natural grain of the wood and to keep brilliance and wear.

If you really love Italy, you have to know that the same price could get you a central Milan apartment !

A taste of luxury treasure…

If you want to live the experience of a truly unique chocolate, The Royal Collection from Cocoa Gourmet with gold, silver and diamonds will unfailingly captivate your senses and spirit.

A royal treat for eyes too before you pop them one by one to relish the texture of Swiss ganache in your mouth!

Priced at just $1,250, this collection contains 12 masterpieces in all : four 22 carat Gold chocolates, four pure silver chocolates and four sweet Diamond ones.

And no worries It’s actually totally safe when ingested (what a waste!) : both the European Union and United States authorize the use of the precious metals and the diamonds to decorate food products.

This is definitely a gastronomic experience for die-hard chocoholics ! (thanks Jack)

Collector’s Edition Scrabble Game

if you think that the Swarovski Encrusted Scrabble Board was a little bit too “bling bling”, here is another luxury edition of Scrabble Game which looks a little more traditionnal, yet very luxurious !

Exclusively authorized by the Milton Bradley Company, this Collector’s Edition Scrabble Game is the first and only classic collector’s edition of America’s favorite word game.

A noble crafted wood-framed playing board builds the fundament for 100 letter tiles individually minted and encrusted with 24 karat gold.
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Pure gold plated tiles

The Limited Edition 18 carat gold plated tiles from Dominic Crimson raises the bar of opulent décor.

Dominic Crinson has been blowing away the cobwebs of fusty interiors for more than a decade now with his exquisite tiles and wallpapers and these beautiful and ingenious limited edition ‘Opera’ tiles bear testimony to why he’s now such an internationally-coveted name.

Combining contemporary design with modern technology, these tiles will appeal to all the design conscious decorators with a bold, experiential streak looking for a wall covering that express their flamboyant character.

Created by Dominic exclusively for 20ltd.com, only 250 body tiles and 250 fringe tiles for
75 £ ($150) each will ever be made. Source

Gold & Diamond 3G iPhone Versions

Goldstriker sent yesterday “exclusive” preview image of their coming soon version of the iPhone 3G to the most influent bloggers.

The 24 carat gold 3G iPhone is expected to launch in July, and will start from $800 for the 8gb gold edition and rise to £1,000 ($2,000) for the 24ct gold & diamond edition.

The Apple Logo will house 53 cut bright white diamonds totaling 0,36 carat in weight.
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Most expensive bicycle in Britain

An online contest organized by ETA, a UK-based insurance company, is offering a custom-made 24K gold-plated Charge Plug bicycle complete with customized seat, handlebars and chain as a prize to mark the Green Transport Week.

To enter the contest, You must be eighteen years old, live in the UK, and get a free quote online for cycle insurance in order to enter the contest. The contest will end on October 21st and a random draw will determine the winner.

This amazing bike is worth £9,500 ($18,750) and comes with a security guard!

Customize your Maybach

The Maybach 57 goes a step further in ensuring you feel like royalty when you ride the car, all the chrome trim rudiments in the vehicle interior are gold-plated with a wafer-thin layer of genuine 24-carat gold.

If muted sophistication (other than wood and leather) is your style then you can ask for the trim elements to be crafted from naturally occurring granite. Maybach also offers Business Packages to their customers as an ex-factory option. The Maybach mobile office system includes mobile Internet access. A printer can also be included in the package should the customer require it.

Wireless Bluetooth technology allows the car owner’s laptop to be integrated on board. While working on it, the computer can be placed on one of the fold-down tables between the rear seats, and when not in use, it can be stowed away in a multifunction compartment on the back of the seats.

The large scope for individualisation of the Maybach saloons starts right with the bodies of the Maybach Landaulet, the Maybach 62 and 62 S, plus the Maybach 57 and 57 S.

As far as the fully closed versions in the two different vehicle lengths are concerned, the customer has a range of roof options: all-metal roof, a solar module and a sliding roof, available separately or in combination – both positioned either at the front or alternatively at the rear. On the 62 and 62 S models there is also the option of an electro-transparent panoramic glass roof in conjunction with the solar module. This means that Maybach customers can choose from no less than ten different body variants when specifying their own personal dream saloon.
People who buy a Maybach do not generally do so on the basis of the brochure and the list of equipment options. The way this luxury car is put together is the result of an extensive exchange of ideas between the customer and the Maybach designers or engineers.

Customers who are unable to visit the Center of Excellence to design and equip their car in person can use Maybach’s video-conferencing facility to talk to the experts in the design, technology and production departments and obtain tailored advice in this way. An innovative computer-aided advice system based on virtual-reality technology makes it easier to view and select the numerous interior trim elements, materials and colours. Every Maybach Center is equipped with this state-of-the-art system.

Base Price: Maybach 57 S – $377,000

24 karat gold automobile sculptures

For more than 25 years, Michael Dunlap has crafted uniquely original automobile models. Typically they are built to 1:12 scale, hand engraved and finished in 24 Karat gold. They are purchased for different reasons — their beauty as artwork, display in museums and trophies to commemorate special automotive racing events.

Each model is a commissioned order. Therefore, the price is determined by the complexity of the project desired by the client. The Indy cars displayed on the website got sold off for $60,000 and the NASCAR models managed to generate $70,000. Mike Dunlap is currently pricing a yacht, for a potential client in Dubai, for around $180,000.