Jewelry hounds, you all know that I J’adore Dior. So like any Charlize Theron wannabe, I’m falling in love with their latest round of blingy phone products due out just in time for the holidays.
Last year, Dior blew all the other designer phone brands out of the water with their Dior Phone Diamonds (Glorious Black) set with a whopping 641 diamonds, weighing in at 3.251 carats. Not enough bling for you? They threw in 34 black sapphire crystals for good measure for a pricetag of a mere $28 grand (yup, that’s three zeroes).
This year, the recession must be affecting their price points since the new diamond phone offerings run from $7900 (red Zelie model) to $13, 400 ((white Zenaide model). No word yet on the carat count, but if you’d rather not have a diamond blingtone, there’s a sapphire and gold-plated clamshell option covered in black PVD for $6500.
See? They’re being reasonable.
I’ve already added this little ditty to my Christmas list – but one can apparently only get ones hands on the Dior dazzler by special order – so sharpen those claws and start praying to the fashion gods now. Santa doesn’t have quite the pull in this arena.
Diamonds and gemstones have been dripping from hi-tech gadgets like ipods, ear buds and remote controls for years now. And while top designers like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Armani have all entered the designer phone market, Dior is launching a luxury model that is about to blow them all out of the water.
The new Dior Phone Diamonds (Glorious Black) is set with a whopping 641 diamonds, weighing in at 3.251 carats. Not enough bling for you? How about 34 black sapphire crystals for good measure?
Of course this game of telephone will cost you. But what fashionista on-the-go doesn’t want to spend $28 g’s for her all-important talking device?
Yup, that’s three zeros, people….
The ultra-slim clamshell design was created by Modelabs and comes with a sleek hand-brushed stainless steel case engraved with the Dior logo. A flat electro-luminescent keyboard and a luxe crocodile holder are also part of the package.
For the frugalistas out there, Dior offers a less expensive Swarovski crystal version in a leather case. Prices start at a mere $8160, and there are five glittering color options to choose from.
But why sell yourself short when you can carry the equivalent of a decent four-door sedan in your Birkin bag?