We’ve seen iPhone cases plated in gold, encrusted with precious gems and crafted from the skin of an ostrich. But one made from a meteorite is sure to make a strong impact.
Since you’re already spending more than a grand on the new iPhone X, another $4,100 will get you a case made with “authentic elements” from a meteor discovered in Russian in 1967. The case, available for pre-order now from the Russian luxury accessories company Caviar, which also offers slightly less expensive cases made from volcanic rock, mink fur, and amber.
Cavier is the company that loves to celebrate its Russian heritage and appeals to the oligarch set with cases made with diamonds, titanium, marble and its favorite material, gold.
One of its most unusual cases is a gold-coated salute to Vladimir Putin, complete with his mug and Russian Federation coat of arms.
While Putin scowls with a glimmer of gold, the meteorite case is a true “celestial body,” according to the company.
The background is a composite of black onyx mixed with bits of meteor found in Magadan.
“(The) key role is played by elements from an authentic meteorite that ‘charge’ the phone with an unprecedented cosmic force, brutality and charisma!” so says Caviar’s website.
For a little more than $3,900, Caviar makes an iPhone case with a panel of volcanic rock from the active volcanoes of Kamchatka. The volcano case also features veins of gold lava emerging from the stone.
The Norka mink fur case, also north of $3,900, will protect the phone hand from Siberian-grade cold. “The exceptional characteristics of this fur make it a welcome and status attribute, brightly shining in the light,” Caviar said. “It also pleases tactile impressions – a soft, smooth pile slips under your fingers (like) silk.”
The engraved Amber case for iPhone X is nearly as expensive as the meteorite case. It, too, has gold elements, the federation eagle, and lines from a Russian hymn. The amber generations a number of patterns and no two cases are alike.