Sure you can get you MacBook or iPhone in gold or rose gold colors. Or for a few bucks more – OK, several thousand dollars more – you can get your Apple products plated with real 24K gold.
Maybe the bitten Apple logo on your devices is enough status symbol for you, but Goldgenie, with offices in London and Dubai, is betting there are a few Apple fans drawn to the hypnotic shine of the precious metal.
Take the iPhone 6s. If the newest iPhone doesn’t seem like enough of an upgrade, Goldgenie will sell you the Diamond Rockstar, gold-plated and encrusted with diamonds for just over $14,000. Or, if you’re budget-minded, the company will plate the phone you have starting for around $1,290.
According to AppleWorld.Today, Goldgenie, is working to fill an order of 50 gold-plated iMacs for a web developers’ office in China. The Goldgenie website prices the 27-inch iMac with the gold plating for more than $14,000.
Apple Watch fans need not pay Cupertino’s $10,000 price tag on the Edition model when Goldgenie will sell you a gold-plated stainless steel watch and strap, complete with Swarovski-style crystals, for a little more than $3,400.
Goldgenie will put gold on just about anything, including bikes and golf putters. It also uses other exotic materials, such as ostrich and crocodile skin, to make your devices less dull. Some of its customers include David and Victoria Beckham, Chris Brown, P Diddy, Kate Moss and Simon Cowell.
There are other companies that will gold-plate your devices. In 2014, Cult of Mac wrote about Gold & Co., a British luxury jeweler that includes Russian oligarchs, boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the United Arab Emirates royal family among its exclusive customers.
If you stick with Goldgenie, shop carefully. The prices listed on the home page of the website represents a 50 percent deposit required on each item. Be sure to click on the item you are interested in to see the full price.
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