There is no other word for the iPad 2 Gold History Edition but outrageous. Wait, let me take that back. You can say preposterous, absurd, ridiculous, and all the other synonyms you can think of. There really is no other way to describe this new creation of Stuart Hughes. ((Source))
Remember him? He’s the well known British jeweler who comes up with luxury versions of practically anything you can find in the market. Televisions, mobile phones, cars, liquor – name it, he probably has a version of it.
Still doesn’t ring a bell? How about the most expensive iPhone 4 I shared sometime last year? Yup, that was Hughes. If you thought that was crazy, then this new iPad 2 Gold History Edition will totally blow your mind. Take a nice look at the front.
Of course it looks impressive. If nothing else, Hughes knows how to grab one’s attention with his creations. The usual suspects – diamonds – are all over the place: a single cut 8.5ct flawless diamond inlaid in its own platinum surrounded by 12 outer flawless diamonds. And if you’re wondering how Hughes achieved that look in the front, it’s courtesy of the oldest rock in the world called Ammolite. More than 75 million years old, the Ammolite comes from Canada. And as if a 75-million-year-old rock weren’t enough, Hughes had to get hold of a 65-million-year-old T-Rex thigh bone. After some splintering and shaving, the bone made its way to the front panel of the iPad 2 Gold History Edition.
Outrageously luxurious, but it doesn’t stop there! Now for the back.
That, my friends, is a solid mass of 24ct gold weighing 2,000 grams. The Apple logo is something else as well, with a grand total of 53 individually set diamonds.
So let’s summarize the materials that went into this thing: 16.5 ct diamonds, 8.5ct single diamond, 57 grams of T-REX bone, 750 grams of Ammolite stone, and 2,000 grams of solid 24ct gold.
Understandably, there are only 2 units. After all, how many people are willing to part with 5 million GBP (a little more than 8 million USD)? Rather, how many people have it and are willing to part with it for an iPad2?