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Luxury jewellery company designs $2 million face mask

Luxury jewellery company designs $2 million face mask

Face masks are quickly becoming an essential part of people's daily uniforms when they step outside, with some choosing to have a more luxurious face mask to protect them from coronavirus.

Luxury Israeli jewellery brand Yvel has created a custom-made white gold 18-karat face mask with more than 3,600 white and black diamonds.

The mask doesn't come cheap, with the white gold and diamond-encrusted face mask having a whopping price tag of $USD 1.5 million ($AUD 2.09 million).

The buyer of the mask requested to remain anonymous but urged the jewellery brand to complete the mask by the end of the year.

The mask will weigh 270g and is being fitted with N99 filters at the request of the client.

“Money maybe doesn’t buy everything, but if it can buy a very expensive COVID-19 mask and the guy wants to wear it and walk around and get the attention, he should be happy with that,” the designer of the mask Isaac Levy explained.

While Levy said he would not wear the mask himself, he is grateful his company was given the opportunity to create it.

“I am happy that this mask gave us enough work for our employees to be able to provide their jobs in very challenging times like these times right now,” he said.

The request for the expensive mask came from a businessman in America, and will "not be delayed" for its due date of 31st of December.

“In these tumultuous days, every order we receive helps to preserve the company’s day-to-day operations on the one hand, and brings foreign currency into a country that needs all the help from us industrialists on the other,” Levy added.

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