Eyes worth a million
Do you love eyewear and splurging now and then on some tantalizing shades? Fashionista or not, an occasional indulgence is therapeutic. If the guilt of that whole you burnt in your (or someone else’s!) pocket is still troubling you, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on!
Let me take you on a round-up of some spectacularly expensive pairs of eyewear that are regarded as the pinnacle of luxury and class.
Starting from the lowest price, the first one on our list is:
10) Cartier Paris 18k Gold Sunglasses – $25,000
This custom made 18K gold sunglasses encrusted with 7.5 carat diamonds is from Cartier Paris. The large, black frames of this retro style carry 188 diamonds set in ‘collet’. It costs you $25,000 and makes you feel like a million bucks.
9) Lugano Diamonds Sunglasses – $27,000
The sassy sunglasses from designer Lugano comes in two colours with leopard print temples that are studded all over. One with pink lenses has 2.85 carats of pink diamonds incrusted and another one with light brown lenses has 3.59 carats of black diamonds. Suprisingly, both are priced at $27,000 no matter which option you go for.
8) Bentley Platinum Sunglasses – $45,276
James Bond’s car makers bring you these opulent limited edition sunglasses in partnership with luxury eyewear company Estede. Before you wonder what the big deal is, know that these sunglasses are made entirely of platinum! These sophisticated radiator shape sunglasses will pull you down by $45,276.
7) Gold and Wood 253 Diamond Glasses – $55,000
Gold & Wood – a revered name in high end fashionable eyewear – is the creator of this masterpiece with horn temples and 253 brilliant cut diamonds. 22 diamonds among these are made with a refined princess cut. Gold & Wood’s prized possession can be yours for $55,000.
6) Bulgari Flora Sunglasses – $59,000
Bulgari features its Flora sunglasses made of 18 karat white gold, diamonds and blue sapphires. That has got to be one proud browline! This piece is a cat eye style with black glasses & solid black frames. Should you happen to fall for them, be prepared to shell out $59,000.
5) Luxuriator Canary Diamond Glasses – $65,000
If you haven’t had enough of diamonds already, here is another one to feast your eyes on!
From Luxuriator, this piece is studded with 132 diamonds! The buffalo ivory temples are set in 18K gold frames. Not just that but it also has an astounding 2 carat canary diamond on the right lens. This glitzy piece costs about $65,000.
4) Cartier Panthere Glasses – $159,000
Did you catch that! That thing on the temples?
Correct! As its name goes, the unique panther accent on each side of the temple is what sets this pair apart. The crouching panthers on the temples are made of 18-karat white gold studded with 561 cut diamonds and 645 blue sapphires. They can be yours for a whopping $159,000.
3) Shiels Emerald Sunglasses – $200,000
Roman Emperors used emeralds to watch gladiator matches. And now you can too! That’s right – this absolutely quirky model by Australian Jeweler Shiels, lets you see the world through emeralds!
This beauty which costs a princely $200,000 not only comes with a fine gold frame but has lenses made from emeralds. There is more – it took them over 5 years to create this piece!
2) Dolce & Gabanna DG2027B – $383609
The enticing brown hued sunglasses covered in gold rim frame comes from one of the world’s top fashion brands, Dolce & Gabanna. The best part is the brand name that’s written on the temples with real inset diamonds.
If that doesn’t appeal to you, D&G has another one in grey gradient lenses that’s made of pure platinum. They come at a mind-boggling price of $383609. But hey! Hold on.
There is still one more that beats all the others to being the world’s most expensive sunglasses.
1) Chopard Sunglasses – $400,000
The Swiss designer Chopard brings you the most expensive pair of sunglasses, worth $400,000. With 60 grams of 24 carat gold on the temple tips and decorated with 51 full-cut 4 carat River diamonds, this beauty is compelling and may cost a fortune to get one.
With so much of gold, diamonds and stones, these designer glasses are the apogee of luxury and extravagance!
Now that you’ve seen the most expensive in eyewear, tell us what you think of them. Leave a comment.