Stuart Hughes’ gold, diamond-studded Apple iPhone 3G Supreme is ‘most expensive iPhone’ at $3M+
British designer Stuart Hughes has created the most expensive cell phone on Earth by adding some serious bling to Apple’s iPhone, Infibeam.com says. Hughes used 271 grams of 22-karat gold and 136 flawless diamonds to create an iPhone 3GS worth a whopping $3.2 million. “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,” Hughes told PC Advisor. It took Hughes 10 months to create the phone.
“Most of the 10 months was spent trying to source the diamond for the navigation button,” Hughes said. The Apple logo, embedded in the gold casing on the back of the phone, is made of 58 diamonds totaling roughly one carat. The navigation button on the front of the iPhone was made from a rare seven-carat diamond.
Apple’s iPhone 5s was the most popular phone this Christmas, based on live searches, pre-orders and sales.
iPhone 5 Black Diamond by Stuart Hughes
Price: £10 million (around $15.6 million) This device, entirely made by hand, replaces the home button with a black single deep cut diamond weighing 26 carats. The chasis is inlaid with 600 white ‘flawless’ diamonds and sapphire glass is set in the screen. The rear is fully made with gold and Apple’s logo is also set in solid gold with 53 diamonds. The device boasts 135 grams of 24 carat gold in total. A Chinese businessman, who already possessed the black diamond, commissioned the exclusive handset.
iPhone 4S Elite Gold by Stuart Hughes
Price: £6 million (around $9.3 million) Another bejeweled creation from Stuart Hughes, the phone’s bezel is handmade with rose gold and is embedded with approximately 500 individual diamonds, totaling over 100 carats. The rear section is formed using 24 carat gold and, similar to the Black Diamond phone, the Apple logo is created in 24ct gold and set with 53 diamonds. The main navigation is also made from gold and holds a single cut 8.6ct diamond. Also included is a rare 7.4ct single cut pink diamond, which can replace the existing one.
The exclusive chest for the phone is made from platinum with polished pieces of original Dinosaur bone from the T-REX along with rare stones such as Opal, Pietersite, Charoite, Rutile Quartz, Star Sunstone.
Stuart Hughes has created only two models of the 64GB limited edition handset.
Midas-touched designer Stuart Hughes, based in Liverpool has smeared his expertise over almost every gadget that money can buy. But certainly most of his creations are beyond the reach of a common man. He is called the leading creator of the highest number of ‘Most Expensive’ collections.
CAVIAR iPhone 5 Titano Diabolo by Elijah Giacometti is created in cooperation with Automobile Lamborghini.
Catering to the huge interest and demand for the precious phones among the affluent individuals and show-business stars, the owner of the jewelry brand Perla Penna, Elijah Giacometti in year 2011 came up with a line of limited-edition, luxury CAVIAR iPhones, handcrafted with Italian 18-karat gold, exotic leather and rare materials, and named it after the most expensive food item Caviar. And over the times, the collection of these exclusive Italian smartphones ‘CAVIAR’ has grown to an eclectic range, offering limited-edition, truly work-of-art models based on iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. Now, the renowned Italian jeweler Elijah Giacometti (Elia Giacometti) has come up what is said to be the most brutal male phone ever, the CAVIAR iPhone 5 Titano Diabolo. Limited to just 99 examples, the $4,260 masterpiece comes crafted from titanium and carbon fiber, and has been created with the participation of specialists from Automobili Lamborghini SpA. Besides, we have also earlier seen the world’s first 24 karat gold plated iPhone 5, the world’s most luxurious iPhone 5 collection by Golden Dreams, the $100,000 iPhone 5 case that features natural sapphires and rubies, and the $302,985 most expensive iPhone 5 case by UUnique London.
If the $40,000 diamond-encrusted iPhone or the $176,400 Princess Plus iPhone didn’t live up to your opulent taste and lifestyle then Amosu is out to woo you again with the world’s most expensive diamond encrusted iPhone. Just a bit more pricey than its predecessor, priced at £89,000 ($177,300), Amosu Ultimo Diamond iphone has managed to steal the crown of being the most expensive diamond studded iPhone from Princess Plus. In its most dazzling form, this diamond edition seems to have it all. Perfectly set with 1179 dazzling 16.18 carat diamonds, the phone is handcrafted by skilled craftsmen using only the most exceptional materials. Team this with the finest new technology, and it is clear to see why the Amosu Ultimo Diamond Iphone is worthy of its unique ‘World Class’ status. Taking a closer look, this exclusive Ultimo Diamond Iphone features 458 diamonds caked around the flat-front face. While the rear bottom case is made of 18 carat solid white gold encrusted with 660 diamonds. And the cherry on the cake is the apple logo which has 61 diamonds. This ostentious dazzling god-phone comes in a luxury wooden box.
When you cough up that much sum for just blinged communication device, than you can certainly look forward for some alluring perks: the owner of the Amosu Ultimo Diamond Iphone will receive one year’s complimentary VIP International Concierge Service, focused on ‘accessing the inaccessible’. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service will save the Amosu Luxury customer time, hassle and money. From front row seats at fashion shows and spur-of-the-moment chartered yachts, the VIP Concierge will make it happen. You also will will become a owner of Luxury Network VIP Privilege card that is accepted by Lamborghini UK, Bombardier Skyjet International, Sunseeker Yachts, Oliver Sweeney, Holland and Holland, Selfridges and Ascot Horse racing.
iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose by Stuart Hughes
Price: £1.93 million (around $3.02 million) This model from Stuart Hughes is handmade from platinum with 130 individual diamonds that weigh 97.5cts in total. The phone is also encrusted with four pink baguette diamonds, each weighing 2.5cts. The rear section is formed with 12 grams of 18ct rose gold along with a rose gold Apple logo and 53 diamonds. The main navigation includes a single cut 7.1ct diamond in an 18ct rose gold mount. The 32GB handset is unlocked for worldwide use and can be updated with new firmware when available. Also included in the deal is a hand-finished wallet made from real Ostrich foot.
iPhone 3G King’s Button by Peter Aloisson
Price: £1.6 million (around $2.5 million) Designed by Austrian jeweller Peter Aloisson, the device is made of 18ct gold and encrusted with diamonds. The handset is bordered with a white-gold line encrusted with a total of 138 brilliant cut diamonds, which are set in white, yellow and rose gold. The most prominent feature of the phone, however, is its home button that features a rare 6.6 ct diamond.
Solid Gold Superstar ICE
Available on the Goldgenie website, the designer Superstar ICE iPhone 5 is customised with 200 grams of solid 18ct. gold. The device is covered in 364 diamonds (5.5 carats in total) but can be changed to feature any precious stone that is requested. The iPhone also comes in a unique Cherry Oak Finished Box. The phone, aptly called an “investment piece”, can be updated to any new and current model.
If you’ve been looking for a real gold iPhone 5S, Gold & Co. has finally launched the world’s first 24 karat gold iPhone 5S handset, offering the device in either plain yellow gold or rose-colored gold for about $ 5,000.
If gold isn’t your thing, Gold & Co. also plans on offering an iPhone 5S completely covered in platinum.
If you absolutely love having everything around you gold plated, then you probably scoffed at Apple’s offering of a “gold” iPhone 5S, which really isn’t covered in gold, instead, it’s just colored gold: Apple’s gold-coloured iPhone 5s was the most popular smartphone for Christmas, beating Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 for a third consecutive month. According to the December uSwitch.com Mobile Tracker – which is based on live searches, pre-orders and sales – Apple and Samsung were head-to-head in the race to be Christmas number one, but the iPhone 5S pipped Samsung’s Galaxy S4 to the post. Samsung’s previous-generation Galaxy S3 turned out to be December’s biggest climber, rising five places to become the UK’s third most popular mobile phone for the festive period. The S3 was also the cheapest smartphone in the chart last month, with deals starting from £15 per month with a free phone. However, Apple phones have topped the chart since March 2013, with the iPhone 5 claiming the title of Britain’s most popular phone for seven months running, before the release of the 5S knocked it off the top spot. Apple’s iPhone 5c, with its lurid plastic casing, was the fifth most popular phone in December, despite only being £8 per month cheaper than the 5s. Meanwhile, the iPhone 4 dropped out of the chart altogether.