Just 1.5 to 4 lakh hard-cash will fetch you a fantastic, a starry, blingy, diamond-studded face mask to practice the priceless social distancing with swag. A Gujarat jeweler has at least manifested the idea.
While there is no argument that social distancing as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization is priceless, nonetheless, this Gujarat jeweler decided to cash-in the invaluable timing from the willing patrons.
They’ve come up with face masks, bejeweled with real diamonds, ANI reports. According to reports, each of them costs anything between 1 lakh to 4 lakhs.
Speaking to ANI, the shop owner Dipak Choksi told the masks used real diamonds as well as American diamonds with gold. “Yellow gold has been used in the mask along with American diamond and it costs 1.5 lakh. Another mask which is made with white gold and real diamond and it costs 4 lakh rupees,” he was quoted as saying.
This is not the first time people have shown their filthy-rich sides in practicing pandemic-scale hygiene. A man from Pune treated himself with a face mask made of pure gold, worth a whopping Rs 2.89 Lakhs. “It’s a thin mask with minute holes so that there’s no difficulty in breathing,” Shankar Kurade told ANI vouching for his high-end asks efficacy.
This time, however, the stakes are even higher. That how much humans are capable of adapting with time reflects in such innovations. The Gujarat jeweler behind the exorbitantly high-end face mask told ANI that it all started with the lifting of the lockdown when a customer demanded a ‘unique mask’ for the bride & groom.
A customer who was at the store to purchase jewelry for the family wedding said: ” I saw diamond masks which look more attractive to me than jewelry. So, I decided to buy it as per my matching dress.”
(Cover image courtesy of Free Press Journal)
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