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If you think Apple’s iPhone 3GS is expensive even on Orange, you should take a look at the one in gold.
British designer Stuart Hughes, from Liverpool has created an iPhone costing a cool £1.92 million (US$3.2 million).
iPhone 3GS Supreme was crafted using 271 grams of 22ct solid gold. The front bezel houses 136 flawless diamonds, which total to a massive 68 carats.
The rear Apple logo in solid gold has 53 flawless diamonds amounting to 1 carat, and the front navigation button is home to a single cut very rare diamond at 7.1 carats.
The chest that houses this unique handset is made from a single block of Granite, in Kashmir gold with the inner lined with Nubuck top grain leather. It weighs a massive 7kg.
Hughes took ten months to make the phone after it was commissioned by an anonymous Australian businessman, reports
“The iPhone is the phone with the most tricks on the market. What possibly could we do to trick it up more? Bless it with the finest precious metal and jewels,” said Hughes.
“Most of the ten months was spent trying to source the diamond for the navigation button.”
As well as a
gold iPhone 3G Hughes has previously blinged up an Apple iPod, a belt, watches and