In the ranking of the most expensive phones lead the iPhone, modified by the Liverpool designer and jeweler Stuart Hughes, who spares no fancy, gold and diamonds for their decoration.
iPhone 5 Black Diamond
Black Diamond was created in 2013 on the basis of the iPhone 5 and until today has no equal in price. The name of the gadget was due to a very rare 26-carat black diamond, which adorned the control button (Home).
The case of the smartphone is made of pure gold (135 g) and is encrusted (on the sides) with six hundred white diamonds, another 53 left for the logo of the manufacturer (Apple).
Instead of the traditional glass front panel Gorilla Glass used sapphire, at a price it is 10 times higher than the original.
“Black diamond” is made by order of an anonymous Chinese businessman, who, by the way, also provided a unique diamond. According to expert estimates, the phone cost him $ 15,300,000, which would be enough to purchase 14,000 conventional iPhones.
iPhone 3G “The Royal Button”
Kings Button appeared at the end of 2008 thanks to Austrian jeweler Peter Alloyson, who made a brilliant diamond (6.6 carats) in a 138 Diamond diamond in the iPhone 3G. The button turned out really “royal”. In this case, yellow gold was used, as well as pink and white.
The cost of the smartphone was $ 2,400,000.
Diamond Crypto Smartphone
Diamond Crypto Smartphone is also the brainchild of Alloyson, which was born in 2006. The panel is made of platinum (950 test), the case is encrusted with 50 white and 10 blue diamonds, and the sides of the smartphone are made of ebony wood. The cost was $ 1,300,000.
The name of the phone came from the brand of the manufacturer – the Russian company Ancort, engaged in the development of cryptosystems.
iPhone 4 Diamond Rose
The main thing for Diamond Rose Edition was the iPhone 4. The model was created in 2010 in 2 copies for the Australian tycoon Tony Sage, its value is estimated at $ 8,000,000. It was the first “diamond” iPhone recorded in the Guinness Book of Records in the category “The most expensive phones”.
The material for the back panel Hughes chose pink gold, and for finishing used half a thousand of perfect diamonds with a total weight of 100 carats. The adornment of the Apple logo took 53 more diamonds.
The navigation button is made of platinum, which is decorated with a very rare and hard-to-reach crystal of 7.4 cards (8-carat can be replaced).
To store the phone is designed 7-pound sleeve of pink granite, trimmed from the inside by nubuck.
iPhone 3G “Supreme”
Not the last place in the rating “The most expensive phones in the world” is occupied by iPhone 3GS Supreme, manufactured by Stuart Hughes in 2009. At that time, he had no competitors in value, hence the name Supreme. His owner was an Australian gold miner who wished to remain anonymous, paid $ 3,200,000.
To produce an elite smartphone, we used pure gold with a total weight of 271 grams, as well as 136 soft blue diamonds. To finish the logo of the brand traditionally took 53 one-carat precious stones. The control button is decorated with a diamond in 7.1 ct.
“Pouch” for the phone is a 7-kilogram box of a solid block of the famous Indian granite Kashmir gold, decorated with gold and trimmed inside the skin with a nubuck.
Early to put an end to i
Obviously, the dot over i will never be put, now the irrepressible Stuart Hughes has been busy “tuning” the iPhone 6 and soon a new masterpiece will be presented to the world .