The £5m Diamond iPhone – Have You Got Yours Yet?

Posted on Oct 15 2010 - 11:04am by Matt Jackson

If you thought the top spec iPhone was expensive then you’ve seen nothing yet, and it’s also fairly unlikely that you’re going to shell out the asking price for one of these beautifully over the top iPhones.

The diamond encrusted rose gold iPhone is one of two specially commissioned phones costing £5m each and designed by Stuart Hughes from Liverpool. It has 500 individual flawless cut diamonds with the two interchangeable diamonds for the home button worth £4m between them. The back of the phone is a quite stunning, although obviously over the top, rose gold and the Apple logo includes 53 diamonds. More diamonds are lavishly placed around the edges of the phone and in total there’s 100 carat of diamonds.

An extremely wealthy Australian businessman commissioned the design of the two iPhones from Liverpool based mobile phone pimper Stuart Hughes who is well known for his work pimping phones. He has a number of less expensive iPhones for sale, should you be interested, that range in value from £1,800 to £22,000 and has designed phones for the likes of Stefano Gabbana and Karl Lagerfeld.

Obviously, this particular design of iPhone is far from understated and we imagine that using it as an actual mobile phone is fairly unlikely. Especially as it comes with its very own case (not quite the £20 special from the local O2 shop either) that is made from granite in an imperial pink colour and has Nubuck top grain leather.

Hughes said of the design that ‘it was a fantastic challenge and I am really pleased with the end result – the phones look superb.

‘Phones are so popular at the moment and this is the ultimate design for one. It was a very exciting project.

‘The diamonds are rare and difficult to source, stones like that usually have a very long history.”

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