By Jay Jay
American jewellery chain Mervis Diamond Importers have done it again.
Since launching the Apple iPod shuffle, a designer iPod studded with diamonds and valued at $20,000 (£16,000), the jewellery store has come up with an offer for its customers to be able to pre-order the upcoming Apple Watch featuring eight rows of diamonds in an 18 carat gold band.
Priced at a whopping $30,150 (£24,000), the limited edition 15.14 carat diamond behemoth is expected to be delivered in June 2015. The diamonds are placed in neat rows in a tennis bracelet made of rose gold.
For connoisseurs, the Watch will represent a sleek square frame with hundreds of displays to tinker withand for those willing to splurge on a better finish, the bracelet can be made available in platinum or white gold to support the diamonds.
Even though most rumours point to the release of the Apple Watch somewhere during the first quarter of 2015, with recent leaks predicting that Apple will keep around 5 million Watches ready for sale by the end of January, it will be interesting to see if the Mervins could keep up with their declared delivery schedule.
If you thought that the Mervins were alone in the limited edition pre-order market for Apple devices, a recent revelation by CNET will surely relegate them to just being a speck in the sky. American luxury brand Falcon had unveiled a range of limited edition pieces to adorn the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
While the ‘cheapest’ 24-carat gold iPhone 6 can be fetched for a mere $4,500 (£3,000) from their bespoke collecton, the Gyrfalcon collection offers solid gold or platinum iPhones embedded with rare gemstones like aquamarine, citrine or topaz at two and a quarter million dollars apiece. Consider that for a minute. If you’re in Beverly Hills and don’t want to be seen with a Gyrfalcon that your neighbor got for his six-year old son, the SuperNova collection should satisfy your tastes.
Embedded with regular, blue, orange or pink diamonds, as it suits your taste and wallet size, the 18K gold or platinum can be yours ranging from $7.5 million (£5 million) for regular diamonds to $95.5 million (£88 million) for pink ones.