After Swarovski S3, Here Comes the Gold iPhone 5
After the Swarovski studded Galaxy S3, a British firm is offering a blinged-up edition, made from solid gold and encrusted with 53 flawless diamonds.
Just 100 of the gem-covered handsets are going on sale – for a staggering £21,995 each.
Liverpool-based designer Stuart Hughes spends weeks making each pimped iPhone – taking an original 64gb model and furnishing it with jewels.
[quote]Stuart said: “This beautiful handset will take weeks of detailed intricate work to re-create the original chassis of the iPhone in solid gold, all of which was started and finished by hand. There will be gold dressing for the rear section and the logo in solid gold with 53 flawless diamonds amounting to 1ct.”[/quote]
It’s not the first time Stuart has cashed in on customised iPhones. He recently sold a one-of-a-kind iPhone 4S Elite Gold to an Australian businesswoman – for an incredible £6 million.
And the omens are good for his latest invention. The iPhone 5 has flown off the shelves since it was launched on September 12 – five million were bought in the first weekend alone.