A Mask for Ksh 165 million, the World’s most expensive Covid-19 facemask
A Mask for Ksh 165,180,000, the World’s most expensive Covid-19 face mask that gets you the attention. The mask of 210 carats of diamonds, commissioned by a Chinese billionaire
Saving face is a must in a culture that esteems dignity, value and honor, this is what an Israeli jeweler was tasked to make for his Chinese billionaire client. Yvel a an Israeli luxury jewelry brand best-known for creating jewels made of baroque pearls, is active in looking for rich clients to keep his business operating and have his 150 man team fully in operation.
The one-of-a-kind piece is expected to delivered by Israeli jeweller Yvel by the end of 2020, and if we somehow make it out of the pandemic before then, surely the mask makes for a singular memento of coronavirus – and the glaring wealth disparities the pandemic has laid all too bare
Just like any other business, the painful arrival of coronavirus pandemic forced many business owners to rethink their models and/or seek for new alternative sources of income. Levy, the owner and co founder of Yvel came up with the idea of producing a one of a kind bejeweled protective face mask.
Costing a staggering US$1.5 million, the Yvel Covid-19 Protective Mask is the world’s most expensive face mask and is expected to be delivered by the end of 2020. This is happening in markets that are already struggling with basic necessities among the majority, and a mask of this caliber will give you the kind of social distancing you need – just to keep it safe and on your face.
The facemask is will be functional, meeting the stringent health standards set with the current coronavirus pandemic, and accordingly it will be made from 250 grams of 18-carat white gold and embellished with more than 3,600 natural black and white diamonds (for a total weight of 210 carats). Alongside, it will include an N99 filter. In other words, the mask will filter out at least 99 per cent of airborne particles.
Interestingly, the client described as an old friend and client came up with the idea of producing a one of a kind, the jaw dropping bejeweled protective facemask