Cell phones are among the best inventions that have been presented to us. They facilitate the process of communicating with others to be faster and easier regardless of the distance between people and the place at which you use your cell phone. They can be easily carried which makes it almost impossible for you to find a person who does not carry a cell phone. Cell phones or mobile phones vary in their prices as there are mobile phones that cost hundreds of dollars and this is a normal thing, while there are other phones that cost thousands or millions of dollars to be unaffordable for most of us. The question is why are these mobile phones very expensive to the extent that they are sold for millions of dollars? The secret is hidden in what they are encrusted with which makes anything costly and precious. Here are the top 10 most expensive cell phones to discover more about them and their prices.
10. Peter Aloisson’s Nokia Arte – $134,000
It is the 10th most expensive mobile phone in the world. It was designed by Peter Aloisson who is an Austrian luxury designer and jeweler. Nokia Arte has a unique body that is made of an 18-carat solid gold, has a 3.15 MP camera and its body is decorated through using 680 white and pink diamonds to make the phone cost $134,000.
9. iPhone Princess Plus – $176,400
It is the 2nd mobile phone on our list to be created by Peter Aloisson. The body is made of gold and is encrusted with about 318 diamonds of the best quality including 180 brilliant cut diamonds and 138 princess cut diamonds.
8. Sony Ericsson Black Diamond – $300,000
It was designed by Jaren Goh and has a polycarbonate mirror, an organic LED technology and mirror detailing. The mobile phone is encrusted with two diamonds; one of them is placed on the navigation button while the other one can be found on the back of the phone.
7. Vertu Signature Cobra – $310,000
It was manufactured by Boucheron who is a French jeweler. This mobile was manufactured in a limited number as there are just eight copies of it. It is decorated with the shape of cobra that is encrusted with a round-cut diamond, pear-cut diamond, two emerald diamonds and 439 rubies.
6. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot – $1 Million
It is the 1st mobile phone on our list to cost one million dollars and not just thousands of dollars. It was manufactured by Gresso in 2005 in Switzerland. The phone is made of gold that weighs 180 grams and the back panel is made of a special type of wood which is African backwoods that is the most expensive type of wood in the world and is about 200 years old. In addition to the gold and wood that are used for making this phone, you can also find hand polished sapphire crystals which are used for making the keys.
5. Goldvish Le Million – $1.2
It was created by Emmanuel Gueit who is a famous jewelry and luxury watches designer. It is made of 18k white gold and encrusted with 20 carats of VVS1 diamonds. This phone was launched in Switzerland and was awarded by Guinness World Records in September 2006 as the world’s most expensive mobile phone that was sold in Cannes in the Millionaire Fair.
4. JSC Ancort’s Diamond Crypto Smart Phone – $1.3 Million
It was created by Peter Aloisson. Its cover is encrusted with 50 diamonds and 10 of them are rare and blue in their color. It has many features such as protection against kidnapping, technological blackmail and there are parts in the mobile phone that are made of rose gold.
3. Peter Aloisson’s King’s Button iPhone 3G – $2.4 Million
The 3rd most expensive mobile phone was designed by Peter Aloisson to be the 4th expensive phone on the list for this Austrian designer. The phone is beautifully adorned as it is encrusted with 138 diamonds and there is a 6.6-carat diamond in the white color that is placed as the home screen button.
2. Stuart Hughes’ Goldstriker iPhone 3G Supreme – $3.2 Million
It is the 2nd most expensive mobile phone in the world. Its casing is made of 22k solid gold that weighs 271 grams and the phone is encrusted with 53 diamonds and a 7.1-carat diamond that serves as the home button.
1. Stuart Hughes’ iPhone Diamond Rose Edition – $8 Million
Here is the most expensive mobile phone in the world and number 1 on our list. It was created by Stuart Hughes and is made of rose gold. It is encrusted with almost 500 diamonds for the bezel only and there are other 53 diamonds for the Apple logo that is placed on the back of the phone. The navigation button is platinum and is adorned with a 7.4-carat pink diamond and 8-carat diamonds.