On a daily basis, people do not realize just how many items they come into contact with. From waking up in the morning to going to bed at night, people touch thousands of daily items that they would not realize unless someone pointed it out. Regardless if it is your office water machine or the remote control for your TV, these items come into contact with us and we disregard them as if they did not have a use to us.
Now imagine your life a different way. Imagine going to work and walking out of your apartment building and noticing a security camera used to keep your living environment safe. Instead of a regular black camera, it is a diamond encrusted camera that glitters and shines bringing attention to it with every spec of light. Finally you get into work and sit down to start writing something and instead of pulling out a regular blue pen from the pencil holder, instead you draw out a pen made with rubies and diamonds. This would certainly make your day much more luxurious and entertaining, wouldn't it.
Below is a list of 10 everyday items that you couldn't even think of considering as luxurious or "high-end", however, designers have revamped these items to give them a new look and certainly a new price tag.
10 Linea Pro Swarovski Crystal C2 Flat iron: $850
Everyone who’s ever tried one knows straightening and flat ironing hair can be a tedious, time consuming, dull chore. Well things just got a little more glamorous with this one of a kind, Linea Pro Swarovski Crystal C2 Flat iron. The hair accessory is fully decorated in 2,453 hand-applied genuine Swarovski crystals. The item is special made to order, and retails for $850. In case your thinking of trying to grab a better price from another manufacturer, think again, Linea is the only company in the world allowed to use Swarovski on a flat one of a kind iron.
9 24K Gold Kindle: $1,965
As the most expensive and luxurious e-reader ever, 24K Gold Amosu Coutor Kindle retails at $1,965. Known for offering opulent products such as gold-plated versions of the iPad, iPhone, and Blackberry, Amosu Coutore has stated that "the gold Kindle will allow owners to stand out from the crowd." This is no mistake since 24k gold anything will draw attention, carrying around a gold kindle would definitely make one more precarious about their reading habits.
8 Dallmeier Swarovski-Studded Surveillance Camera: $2,015
Capturing thieves has never been more beautiful. Valued at $2,015, this Swarovski covered security camera certainly promises to capture perpetrators in style. While it guarantees a high level performance equipped with a 1/3 “DPS Image Sensor with Cam_inPIX" technology, the surveillance camera also glitters with 600 Swarovski crystals. Designers are calling it ‘a beautiful marriage of luxury & technology’ but if you’re worried about diamond thieves, you might want to think twice about mounting this device in clear sight.
7 Henri Bendel Crystal And Diamond Ear Buds: $4,500
Henri Bendel was the first retailer to bring the designs of Coco Chanel to the United States from Paris, so it’s no surprise that he’s developed lavish, real diamond encrusted ear buds. This luxurious device is not decorated with crystals, but with real silver and white diamonds, yielding a starting price of $4,500. The ear buds even come in colored diamonds and can reach a whopping price tag of $60,000; perhaps the perfect gift for a trendy socialite.
6 Mervis Diamond Importers Diamond Coated iPad: $19,999
There are 11.43 carats of hand set diamonds that decorate this lavish device designed by Mervis Diamond Importers. This iPad is valued at $19,999 and has a color grade of G/H and a VS2/SI1 for clarity. Unlike jeweled iPhones, it doesn’t come adorned with colored diamonds, something we may have to look forward to in the near future.
5 The Electrolux Swarovski Crystal Vacuum Cleaner: $23,000
This Swarovski-studded Electrolux 3730 vacuum cleaner is covered in 3,730 black Swarovski crystals placing the appliance in the Guinness Book of World Records. In case you were wondering, there’s no need to fear the machine will suck up its own jewels, manufactures promise there is no threat of falling stones while in use. Cleaning your house will definitely be more amusing if you use this glistening machine instead of a warn out broom and dustpan.
4 Diamond iPhone 4s: $33,348
It is fact that with every new iPhone model, comes an elaborate upgrade. In this case, it comes in the form of jeweled versions of the iPhone 4S. Designed by Stuart Hughes, the iPhone 4S Diamond and Platinum Edition displays 7.8 carats of VVS1 diamonds along the sides of the phone, as well as a platinum back with a diamond and platinum Apple logo. The retail price for this unique device is $33,348.
3 Gucci Diamond Belt: $256,970
How would you like to add over a quarter of a million dollar accessory to your outfit? Once again, luxury product impresario Stuart Hughes has designed an item of opulence only this time you can actually wear it. Considered the most expensive belt in the world, with a value of $256,970, the Gucci belt logo is made from 250 grams of platinum and is decorated with 30 carats of flawless diamonds. Only one other like it exists in the world.
2 Camael Diamonds Customizable Exclusive Gold iPad: $1.2 Million
Camael Diamonds London have introduced luxury items such as jeweled cell phones and iPods, and this time their version of a luxury iPad consists of a solid gold iPad. Coming in several colors of gold, the customer may also choose a custom design from a variety of gemstones. The iPad features a kilo of 18 kt gold, and 300 carats worth of diamonds, while the Apple logo is decorated in black diamonds, for a total value of $1.2 million.
1 Diamond & Rubies Decorated Fountain Pen, $ 8 Million
Giving the term pen-pal a new meaning, this outrageous writing instrument, justifiably holds the title for the world’s most expensive pen. The Fulgor Nocturnus fountain pen is made by the famous pen-makers Tibaldi of Florence, and sold for $8 million in a 2010 auction in Shanghai, China. The luxurious pen was created based on the Divine Proportions of Phi, so the ratio between the cap and the visible portion of the barrel when the pen is closed is equal to the phi ration 1.618. Of course, the pen is also decorated with 945 black diamonds and 123 rubies.