15 Ordinary Things That Cost a Fortune
Nowadays, marketing is constantly firing on all cylinders, and companies do what they can to please everyone. For example, they offer millionaires the most ordinary things but with a touch of luxury — and for obscene amounts of money.
Bright Side collected a list of things you can buy yourself when you become fabulously rich.
$99.99 mint toothpaste
There would seem to be nothing unique about mint toothpaste, but THEODENT have come up with a toothpaste that contains a unique patented component called Rennou: after first use, it strengthens and protects teeth throughout the day.
A $299.95 toilet seat
A handmade carbon fiber toilet seat draws attention to itself. Made from natural materials, lightweight, one-size-fits-all limited edition by Carbon Fiber Gear — don’t you want it yet?
They say music sounds much better through GOLDSTRIKER headphones because you’re wearing real 24-carat diamonds in your ears. If you want to check them out yourself, they won’t come cheap.
$1,188 woollen socks
FALKE woollen socks were launched as a limited edition range: there are only 10 pairs of them out there. They’re also made with vicuna wool, which is considered the rarest and most expensive in the world.
A $3,360 cloud lamp
This cloud is actually a designer lamp by Kaufman Mercantile that not only lights up the room but also produces typical storm sounds: thunder and the sound of rain. You can also set the brightness and color of the cloud.
A $5,415 kitchen knife
This kitchen knife by Nesmuk is incredibly expensive and valuable. The blade is made of carbon steel, the handle of сurly birch, and its bolster is silver. The knife comes with a lacquer-coated box, leather case, knife sharpener, and a special brand of knife oil.
A $13,400 pencil
German company Faber-Castell launched a simple pencil on its birthday. Yet the only simple thing here is the lead. The pencil itself is made of cedar, and its cap is white gold encrusted with 3 diamonds.
So popular, yet so expensive. ZONTIK decided to cover the Monopoly board here with leather and make out all the inscriptions in gold, while all the pieces are made from silver. A real godsend for those who like their luxury in details.
A $25,850 iPhone 7
Stuart Hughes, a jeweler from Liverpool, created an insanely expensive model of a popular smartphone with his own hands. Its body is made of 24ct gold. It’s scary to even breathe on it, let alone hold it in your hands.
A $100,000 razor
How about buying a Zafirro razor made of something extraterrestrial? This is not a joke: the handle is made from a metal that can only be found in the residue of meteorites. As for the blades, they’re made of white sapphire, and the pivot pins are platinum. Have you already made some room in your bathroom for this baby?
$1,558,335 toilet paper
When Toilet Paper Man had some 24ct gold, they decided to make toilet paper out of it. The price is justified by the material. The Australian company is ready to sell one roll for a little more than $1.5 mln. But don’t worry — you’ll get a bottle of complimentary champagne to celebrate your "useful" investment.
A $3,000,000 teapot
Nothing special, just a teapot from Chitra’s collection. It’s made from gold, and decorated with 1,500 diamonds and 500 rubies. A common item for those who can freely dispose of their money. And $3 mln isn’t even its final price, because there are several potential buyers.
A $3,800,000 handbag
Mouawad has presented to the world with a handbag made from 18 carat gold and encrusted with 4,517 colorful diamonds. It’ll certainly come in handy for young ladies who think everything should be valuable.
A $70,000,000 ring
A ring not with diamonds, but made from a diamond. Shawish stepped forward into the world of jewelry-making and presented it with this unique ring. Well, the Swiss have always been generous with accessories.
A $2,500,000 toilet
Golden toilet seats have been popular throughout history, but this one in Hong Kong tops them all. Built by the Hang Fung Gold Technology Group in 2001, it features a 24-carat-gold toilet worth $2.5 million.