Jewelry Store Sells Solid-Gold Christmas Tree
Posted on December 11, 2012
Christmas is just around the corner, and surely, Christmas trees can’t be missing from our homes.
In a jewelry store in Tokyo, a Christmas tree made of pure gold has been on display for a week or two now. Here and there, it garners a lot of attention because of its elegant yet child-like theme. In addition to being covered in pure gold, Disney characters including Mickey Mouse and Cinderella make up the tree’s finishing touches.
The ornament is made of 40 kg of solid gold and stands about 2.4 meters high and measures 1.2 meters in diameter. It costs a whopping 350 million yen (US$4.2 million)!
“Right now gold is over 4,400 yen per gram. We used pure gold and had an expert craftsman form each Disney character by hand,” Tomoko Ishibashi, one of the marketing staff members of Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry, said of the decoration.
For those who cannot afford it, the jewelry store offers a miniature version amounting to two million yen (US$243,000), which stands 25 cm high and features 20 Disney characters.