Customer Order ‘Most Precious Facemask in the World’


(Newser)
– An Israeli jewelery company is working on it, which it says will be the world’s most expensive coronavirus mask, a face surrounded by gold, diamonds, valued at $ 1.5 million. Designer Isaac Levy said the 18-carat white gold facade would be decorated with 3,600 white and black diamonds and equipped with top-rated N99 filters at the buyer’s request. Levy, owner of the Yvelt company, said the buyer had two other demands: that it be met by the end of the year, and that it would be the most important in the world. That last condition, he said, “was the easiest to fulfill.” He declined to identify the buyer, but said he was a Chinese businessman living in the US.

Glitz-up face masks in many countries can essentially lend some pees to safety gear in public places. But at more than half a pound – about 100 times a typical surgical mask – it is unlikely to be a practical accessory to wear. In an interview at his factory near Jerusalem, Levi showed several pieces of mask covered in diamonds. A gold plate had a hole for the filter. “Levy probably doesn’t buy everything, but if it can buy a very expensive COVID-19 mask and the man wants to wear it and move around and get attention, he should be happy with it,” Levi said. There may also be some missteps in such bombastic masks when millions of people worldwide are financially out of work or suffering.

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