Eyeglasses and contact lenses aren’t just used to improve your vision, but also to make yourself more stylish. The question is: How much are you willing to pay for it? While many of these eyewear come in affordable prices, others are for sale at such spectacularly prices so high that only the richest among the rich would even think twice before getting them. (Seriously, you could buy a brand new car with all that money!)
In case you’re still thinking of buying one though, or at least browsing through it, check out some of these insanely expensive and valuable eyewear.
Cartier Paris 18k Gold Sunglasses
What’s the best use for 18-carat gold? According to Cartier Paris, to make a fashion statement! And that they did with this eyewear! This pair of shades contains gold around its lenses. As if that’s not enough, it’s also studded by 7.5-carat diamonds. Finishing the product are sleek, black temple and temple tips. With such expensive materials used as well as the quality it exhibits, you can get this eyewear for USD 25,000.
Gold and Wood 119 Diamond Glasses
Gold and Wood has been known to produce high-end eyewear since 1995. This particular model has a black buffalo horn style, and it features 119 diamonds placed around the lenses and the nose bridge. This makes the glasses extremely reflective and easy to spot; you’ll hardly lose this pair of spectacles anywhere you go. Losing it would be like throwing away USD 30,000, ‘cause that’s how much it costs to get one!
Bulgari Flora Sunglasses
Bulgari (it’s spelled B-V-L-G-A-R-I) features some of the most elegant line of eyewear in the world. One of these is the Flora sunglasses. This particular Bulgari eyepiece is lined with 18-carat white gold and loaded by diamonds, sapphires and other aquamarine accents. The frames are sleek and smooth black, and the temples have a unique design. Its inherent glint makes it easy to spot, so accidentally losing it would be pretty difficult. It costs USD 59,000, although you could get a base model at around USD 25,000.
Cartier Panthere Glasses
Another eyewear made by Cartier, this model is known for the unique crouching panther accent on each of its temples. These are gilded with 18-carat white gold and studded with 561 cut diamonds and 645 cut blue sapphires. Overall, the product has an elegant design, luster and glimmer. Anyone who wants a pair must be willing to pay the price, which currently amounts to as high as USD 159,000. Oh by the way, you have to place your order, too.
This eyewear features 51 4-carat river diamonds, fully cut to make each of them visible. Its tips are trimmed with 24-carat gold, intricately designed to have small holes in it as well as a large letter C to represent Chopard. Unfortunately for most of us, such high-quality product comes in even higher prices, and this pair of shades comes in an astounding USD 400,000!
Despite the prices, many people would still do just about anything just to get their hands on these fantastic eyewear, that are more of a status symbol and fashion statement more than anything. At the end of the day, though, what matters is how well these spectacles can serve you visually.