Be Amazed By The Top 10 Most Expensive Sunglasses In The World – The summer season may be approaching its last days but sunglasses are not exclusive for summer. Sunglasses are a must-have accessory all year long.
First invented as a form of protective eyewear, sunglasses became one of the most prominent items in one’s possession. Worn on the street or in the car, while going to the office or to the beach, sporty or fancy, sunglasses are basically everywhere right now. In the 1920’s, they became widespread, especially among celebrities and movie stars for privacy. Later on, they were worn at the beach as the ultimate fashion accessory.
While their primary role was to protect our eyes from the harmful rays of the sun like UV or blue light, sunglasses have evolved into something more. Today they combine fashion and functionality. They assert status and demand privacy.
For some individuals, status is everything, so the sunglasses must according to it. Lavish, crafted by luxury designers from high-end materials, such as gold, platinum, diamonds, emeralds or other precious gemstones, these super expensive shades are available for the richest clientele in the world.
Most of the pricey sunglasses we are about to present here come in limited numbers. They don’t only protect one’s eyes, but more. They protect one’s status.
Here are the Top 10 Most Expensive Sunglasses In The World:
10) Bentley Platinum – $45,276
Only the name Bentley already sounds like something fancy and luxurious. On one side, it’s high-end British luxury cars. On the other, a collection of elegant sunglasses to be worn behind the wheel of their cars. To do that, they partnered with luxury eyewear company Estede to produce this limited edition collection. As the name says, they are made out of pure platinum. But you can have them in yellow gold or white gold also, for a lower price. The frame is perfectly crafted and balanced, with a sophisticated design that reminds about the values of the company, about class and finesse.
9) Gold and Wood 253 Diamond – $55,000
Masterfully crafted by the esteemed eyewear brand, Gold and Wood, and combining noble materials with unique skills and expertise, the 253 Diamond sunglasses are one of a kind. This model has 253 diamonds embedded in the frame. 22 of those gems are princess’ cut diamonds, which is the second most popular cut shape for diamonds. For real aficionados, that means a unique precious accessory.
8) Bulgari Flora – $59,000
Bulgari, the famous Italian luxury brand, came out with a pair of sunglasses that quickly became extremely popular among the rich and famous. Elegant and sophisticated, they can be worn in formal occasions and promise to make one look stunning and classy. The frame is made out of 18k pure white gold with inlaid diamonds and blue sapphires.
7) Maybach The Diplomat I – $60,000
At number 7 there is another famous car maker on our list. Maybach, the German luxury car brand followed in the footsteps of Bentley and started exploring the sunglasses industry also. Basically, a pair of lavish sunglasses goes hand in hand with a car like that. The Diplomat I ended up being no less awesome than their cars. Graceful and well designed, the 50 pieces of The Diplomat I were made of 18k gold plus 174 hand-crafted diamonds. These sunglasses are perfect even for collectors.
6) Luxuriator Style 23 Canary Diamond – $65,000
The Luxuriator sunglass collection, created by a well known Los Angeles based jewelry manufacturing company, Jewelry by Franco, comes with some of the world’s most expensive sunglasses, the Style 23. With an 18k gold frame and its 132 diamonds and buffalo ivory temples, the design of the Luxuriator Style 23 stands out from the crowd with ease. More than that, they come with photochromic lenses that change their tint according to the amount and brightness of the light.
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5) CliC Gold 18 Carat Gold Sport – $75,000
With a history that spans over more than 3 decades, CliC Gold is a popular brand in the industry. They’re known for the most expensive reading glasses in the world and now they partnered with Hugh Power to create the most expensive sport sunglasses in the world. The result is the 18 Carat Gold Sport. Besides the lenses, which have the Carl Zeiss Super ET Anti-Reflective coating on the back, everything else is made out of 18k gold. The frame has a unique design, with a magnetic front connection system on the bridge.
4) Cartier Panthere – $159,000
Cartier, another well-known luxury fashion brand has unveiled a few years ago the Panthere, a very special model of sunglasses. The name comes from the 18-carat white gold Panther embedded into the frame. Add to that the 561 diamonds and the 645 blue sapphires and you get an overwhelming design.
3) Shiels Jewellers Emerald – $200,000
Shiels Jewellers is another renowned name in the jewelry industry. The Australian company was founded back in 1945 by Jack Shiels, and one of their most interesting products to date is this pair of Emerald sunglasses. They’re actually inspired by the Roman Emperor Nero, who used emeralds to watch gladiator fights. It took 5 years for the company to find, shape, cut and polish the emeralds into lenses. The frame is pure gold with embedded diamonds and the price is pure madness, especially since there’s only a low-quality photo of these sunnies out there.
2) Dolce & Gabbana DG2027B – $383,609
A Top 3 without Dolce & Gabbana would definitely be impossible. It’s one of the world’s most famous and luxurious brands of all time after all. The Italian brand is known for its elegant, stylish and extremely expensive products so.. there’s no surprise to find out they have the second most expensive sunglasses in the world. The DG2027B, priced at the astonishing $383,609, have brown-tinted lenses rimmed in gold, while the brand name is literally written in diamonds on the arms of the glasses.
1) Chopard De Rigo Vision – $408,000
The Swiss luxury watch maker and jeweler Chopard is our number one. And why? Well, 60 grams of 24-carat gold for the frame, plus dotted gold for the arms. And if that wasn’t enough, the company’s signature is surrounded by 51 full-cut River diamonds. They inspire awe, they scream out lavishness and indulgence, and for sure they’re not a pair of sunglasses you would want to lose.
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In Marie Claire