There’s not a substance on Earth that can evoke a sense of class, luxury and quality as strongly and immediately as gold. This most precious of metals has won hearts, launched quests, caused wars to be waged, and adorned the most beautiful people and possessions the world have ever seen. In short there’s nothing quite like it. These, our top 10 everyday items made from gold, demonstrate just how far our addiction to this fabulous metal goes.
10. Toilet: $2.5 million
If you’re mega rich and ever feel the need to almost literally sh*t money away, buying your own solid gold toilet – like this little number in Hong Kong – is surely the solution you’ve been waiting for.
9. Gold Pill: $425 each
Here’s one for the ravers and the chronic headache sufferers! Self-medication never need look drab again with these designer pill cases from Tobias Wong.
8. Abu Dhabi’s golden Christmas tree: $11 million
Trust Abu Dhabi to take a strictly religious, non-commercialised festival like Christmas and make it all about… oh, wait… Erected at a 7-star hotel back in 2010, this fantastic tree was adorned with $11 million-worth of lavish decorations.
7. Harrods Pot Noodle: $50
This tongue-in-cheek limited edition collaboration between world famous department store Harrods and barely-edible-insta-noodle brand Pot Noodle caused quite a stir amongst the high-earning Harrods clientele. The noodles themselves aren’t actually made of gold by the way!
6. Golden Poker Set: $7.5 million
Never mind the high stakes you’re playing for, you’ll want to keep a close eye on your poker chips themselves if you buy this outrageously flashy poker set from designer Geoffrey Parker.
5. Bottled Water – Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliana: $60,000
Why the long face? These premium water vessels, crafted after the style of Modigliani ought to be feeling pretty pleased with themselves thanks to that $60k price tag!
4. Gold toilet paper: $250
We could hardly list that golden toilet from Hong Kong without informing you there’s a glittering loo roll to match it!
9. The Jimmyjane vibrator: $3,500
At an altogether more affordable price point, the Jimmyjane vibrator represents a golden opportunity to show your loved one just how much they’re worth while you mechanically stimulate their erogenous zones. Sexy!
2. Gold Casket: $50,000
Whoever said you can’t take your material wealth with you when you’re gone clearly never heard about these babies… Take some of the existentially terrifying sting out of death with a $50k gold casket of your own!
1. Gold shirt: $250,000
Hell yeah. Forget chains and signet rings – you’re never truly bling ‘til your entire outfit is made of gold!
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