If you’re crazy about gold, then this piece is for you. Here are some absolutely amazing items that put a new spin on buying gold! From mundane to over-the-top, nothing glitters quite like the gold in these highly unique items!
1. The Gold Bathroom In Hong Kong
You certainly won’t top the bathroom at the Hang Fung Gold Technology jewelry store in Hong Kong. This custom-made room features a pair of 900-lb solid gold toilets, gold sink fixtures and a matching gold sink, gold artwork and tiles on the walls, and a gold ceiling. The room cost nearly $5 million to construct and is a popular tourist attraction. If you need to use the golden facilities, you’ll need to buy gold (at least $128 worth) in the store.
2. The Gold Porsche In Russia
Unlike the bathroom in Hong Kong, the Gold Porsche in Russia isn’t quite as – well – gold. The car, which is a working model, is covered in about 40 pounds of gold. The gold covers every exterior metal surface of the vehicle, including the exhaust pipe. Inside, you’ll find gold floor mats that enhance an otherwise standard interior. A novel way to buy gold for your investment portfolio!
3. The Gold Bicycle in Sweden
If a gold Porsche isn’t your style, consider tooling around town on this gold bicycle. This flashy gold and crystal number will set you back about USD$100,000 but you will certainly be the talk of the town. Your new ride comes with a leather Brooks saddle and Swarovski crystals for good measure. Aurumania, the manufacturer of the bike issued only 10 of these bikes, so even if the price of gold drops, the value of the bike as a collector’s item will certainly rise.
4. The Gold iPhone in London
If you haven’t spent enough on the data plan for your iPhone, you might consider upgrading to an iPhone made of gold. These 24k versions of the iPhone will keep you polishing both sides of your mobile for months to come. In all fairness, the iPhone in question is gold-plated, but you can pick one up for a cool USD$2,000.
5. The Gold iPad in London
As long as you’re buying gold in London (and if you’re into Apple stuff) check out the Stuart Hughes gold iPad. (It will match your gold iPhone above.) The iPad is a standard issue Apple iPad that wears a 22k solid gold case. Not special enough? Would it seal the deal if the Apple logo were adorned with 53 flawless diamonds? It can be yours for about USD$190,000.
6. Gold Pencils in Korea
If the rest of the items on this list are out of your price range, consider a gold-plated Number 2 pencil for just $20. Korean designer Daisung Kim is hoping to make math class just a little more interesting by mixing graphite and gold.
7. The Gold Beer Mug in Japan
If you think you can’t use “classy” and “beer mug” in the same sentence, then you should think again! Ginza Tanaka, Japan’s premiere jeweler is offering an 850 mg beer mug that’s loaded with all the class you can chug. Your new best friend will set you back about $50,000 but you’re sure to impress your friends for at least the first few rounds.
8. The Gold Coffin in Italy
Who says you can’t take it with you? Art Funeral Italy whipped up a one-of-a-kind casket made of 24-karat gold and displayed it at the 2010 Verona Luxury and Yacht Show. If the casket itself isn’t odd enough, it also comes with a gold-plated touch screen cell phone that’s meant to accompany the dearly departed.