By Vamien McKalin | Apr 17, 2013 10:35 AM EDT
How many times have you seen luxury phones covered in gold and diamonds going for a million dollars? Quite a few times, I'm sure. However, have you ever seen a phone with a $15 million price tag? An English designer made it happen.
Stuart Hughes, the designer in question, put his skills to the test on an iPhone 5, which in the end became a device worth $15 million. A handset like this can only be sold to the rich and famous, or some guy who won the lottery and thinks it would be wise to spend it all on a tricked-out iPhone 5.
The most special thing about this iPhone 5 is that the home button is made of a 26-karat black diamond, while around the sides of the handset are diamonds along with the Apple logo, while the rest of the device is covered in gold.
With all those diamonds and gold covering the iPhone 5 device, the weight of the handset rose to a massive 200 grams. Smartphone makers have spent millions of dollars to make handsets slimmer and lighter, and then so-called designers choose to deface these handsets with heavy material and call it art.
Gold iPhone 5 description from Stuart Hughes:
"This beautiful handset took 9 weeks of detailed intricate work to re-create the original chastise of the iphone 5 in solid gold all of which was started and finished by hand, including a flawless black single deep cut diamond weighing in at 26 cts, most unique to replace the home button also the chasis was inlaid with a circa of 600 white flawless diamonds with full gold dressing for the rear section with the logo in solid gold with 53 flawless diamonds. This masterpiece boasts a massive circa of 135 grams of 24ct gold and of course sapphire glass set in the screen. The result was outstanding even down to the precise polishing to reveal its most beautiful harmonious appearance."
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