This is an iPhone 5 that’s been blinged out six ways from Sunday. “A businessman from Hong Kong commissioned craftsman Stuart Hughes of Liverpool to help him show off his family treasure,” says CNN.
There’s only so much you can do to a phone to make it super expensive – this handset has “600 white flawless diamonds with full gold dressing for the rear section with the logo in solid gold with 53 flawless diamonds” according to Hughes’ website, which continues, “This masterpiece boasts a massive circa of 135 grams of 24ct gold and of course, sapphire glass set in the screen.” Of course!
But all that doesn’t add up to $15 million. The “family treasure” bit is what makes this phone so expensive: Hughes replaced the iPhone 5’s home button with the owner’s 26-carat black diamond.
Hughes is touting this as the world’s most expensive phone. According to CNN, “Hughes set a record in 2011 for crafting an iPhone 4S with 500 individual diamonds, totaling more than 100 carats. That phone was estimated to be valued at $9 million.”
On a related note, Administrative Professionals’ Day is coming up on April 24th. Isn’t the gift of a $15 million iPhone 5 with a black diamond for the Home button the least you could do for your favorite administrative professional? You act like a real baby — both literally and figuratively — sometimes, and this person has cleaned up after you — both literally and figuratively — for years. Do the right thing here.