Diamond-Encrusted iPhone Costs $15 Million

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Stuart Hughes, a designer from England, has just put up for sale a brand new iPhone5 for $15 million.

The price is so steep because the phone is encrusted with diamonds and has a gold case. 

But that's not all it has. It also comes with a gold-plated antenna and gold-plated back panel, as well as a 26-carat black diamond worth $14.5 million alone.

It is the single most expensive iPhone ever made. Previous records were an iPhone 4G for $2.5 million and a gold-plated iPad 2 for $8 million. Stuart Hughes also made those devices.

Though his designs include diamond encrusted everything, the devices are the same as any iPhone for sale at stores around the country. 

"This beautiful handset took 9 weeks of detailed intricate work to re-create the original chassis of the iPhone 5 in solid gold all of which was started and finished by hand, including a flawless black single deep cut diamond weighing in at 26 carats," Hughes said.

The phone is so heavily encrusted with diamonds that the diamonds collectively weigh more than the phone itself. 

While many have sold high-end iPhones in the past, no one has ever surpassed $15 million until now.

"People say to me what makes you the best," Hughes said. "One word for that is that I've got to be the craziest by far."

Sources: Inquisitr, The Register