Jewelers Offer Chance to Swim in Gold
Posted on July 28, 2007
A Tokyo jewelry store in Tokyo, Japan, unveiled a few gold items you would not normally find among rings and necklaces.
A Swimsuit, Dress, and matching shawl, sewn with a 1300 year old method in Kyoto, carried price tags that made most of the jewelry pale in comparison.
The price tag for a hand-woven dress is 30 million yen ($245 000) and the swimsuit, which has an open back and plunging neckline, is only 10-million-yen ($81 700).
“The dress and swimsuit can be worn normally like any other clothes but should be treated as jewelery and so shouldn’t be washed in the washing machine,” a spokesperson for the store said.
For none aquatic shoppers, a tapestry is available for just 50-million-yen ($408 000).