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Diamond-encrusted iPhone costs US$8 million

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Diamond-encrusted iPhone costs US$8 million
We've seen gross displays of wealth before, but this might take the cake. Electronics customizer Stuart Hughes has made the 'Diamond Rose,' which is an iPhone 4 encrusted with 500 diamonds, for a total of 100 karats. Does this count as an engagement ring?

The iPhone 4 is wrapped with a bezel of rose gold and 500 diamonds. The back plate and Apple logo on the back are also done in rose gold, with 53 diamonds on the logo. Finally, the home button is made of platinum, and has a single 7.4ct pink diamond. The package also comes with an 8ct white diamond to replace the pink one.

This slap in the face of recession-weary consumers gets an A for presentation. It comes in a solid block of pink granite, and has a Nubuck leather-lined compartment. Given the price tag, you might not want to take it out of the case very often.

We suppose if this had to happen to a phone, then the iPhone 4 is an appropriate choice. Even so, walking around town with the Diamond Rose is tantamount to wearing a sign that says 'Please rob me' or 'I can't relate to you'. This is probably like most other uber-luxury items: if we don't understand their reasoning, then it obviously wasn't meant for us.

source: Stuart Hughes via IntoMobile
Diamond-encrusted iPhone costs US$8 million

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:49

1. bucky (Posts: 3112; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

people have too much money...

posted on 16 Oct 2010, 09:21

2. MaxABC (unregistered)

US$8 million... I will choose to buy every high-end smartphones, for lifetime.

posted on 16 Oct 2010, 12:28

3. yoyoyo (unregistered)

well its easy to make a phone worth millions just my lots of diamonds/gold/silver/platinum on it and boom... though its a lot harder to make a phone worth millions w/o all those jewels

posted on 16 Oct 2010, 13:10

4. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

US$8 millions huh... !!!! I wonder if you still have to hold it a certain way !!

posted on 16 Oct 2010, 16:31

5. yo (unregistered)

bling bling maybe puff daddy will buy it

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