In the market for a spiffy case to go with your brand new iPhone 5? The Natural Sapphire Company is offering a jewel-encrusted covering — for those who have $100,000 to spare.
Crafted with 18-carat white gold, the case is set with 2,830 blue Ceylon sapphires that total 169.8 carats. It features an Apple logo set with 38 rubies totaling 2.28 carats, and a single marquise-cut green sapphire as the apple’s leaf. The stones are sourced from mines in Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Thailand, according to the company’s website.
Customers can also personalize the design, with an option to include platinum and sapphires in other colors.
The New York-based jeweler markets its lavish six-figure case as a way to maintain the excitement of owning a new iPhone.
“Though you may be the ‘cool’ one who gets it first, in no short amount of time, you will be just another iPhone 5 owner,” it says.
The case, the company adds, is for “the one who wishes to remain unique among the masses.”
Analysts estimate that Apple will sell 58 million units of the iPhone 5 by the end of this year, according to Bloomberg. Pre-orders of the device started on Sept. 14.
Looking to save that $100K for your child’s college fund or the down payment on a new house? Flip through the gallery below to check out other, more affordable, phone holders.
What do you think of this jewel-encrusted iPhone 5 case? Great or gaudy?
September 17, 2012