Saturday, November 29, 2008
Most Expensive iPhone Written by:wahid polin Filed Under: Electronics, Luxury,
Austrian luxury designer and jeweler Peter Aloisson, creator of one of the world’s most expensive cell phones, has broken new ground—sort of. Sure, there’s nothing new about the whole diamond-studded phone thing, but the iPhone Princess Plus has the distinction of being the world’s most expensive iPhone.
The expensive phone gets its name from the Princess cut used on 138 of the 318 diamonds on its surface. The Princess cut, popular since the 70s, is a square cut meant to emphasize the diamond’s fire. The cut also wastes less of the original diamond than any other cut and allows for greater mass—and therefore greater price—than a different cut with the same circumference.
The other 180 diamonds are brilliant-cut. In total, the phone has 17.75 carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold around its rim. All of the diamonds are of best quality.
For the (slightly) more price conscious consumer, Aloisson also offers a similar iPhone set only with brilliant-cut diamonds.
The most expensive iPhone in the world has a price tag of €120,000 ($176,400 USD). The “Brilliants only” version can be purchased for the more modest sum of €45,000 ($66,150 USD).