Some use it as a necessity. Other wear it as an assertion of their individuality. In some cases, sunglasses combine functionality and fashion. But for those whose pockets are deep, wallets are thick, and those who have an attachment for extravagance, sunglasses are not just accessories – they are symbols that announce their wearers’ wealth and social status.
They make you look good. They make you see better in intensely lighted environments. They make you feel better. But would you spend significant amount of money just to inject a touch of lavishness to your pair of sunglasses? The answer is totally up to you. Here are the 10 stylish eyewear with the heaviest price tags.
#10 Cartier Paris 18k Gold Sunglasses – $25,000
Cartier has been known to produce fashion items made of gold and sunglasses are no exception. This creation from Cartier Paris flaunts a frame around the lenses that is made of 18k gold. 7.5 carats of diamonds then crust the frame, adding more value to this very expensive pair of sunglasses.
#9 Lugano Diamonds Sunglasses – $27,000
Lugano Diamonds is a powerhouse when it comes to selling diamond jewelry. So when they decided to enter the eyewear scene, people expect it to be big, as evidenced by the $27,000 price tag. Crafted by renowned designer Barton Perriera, Lugano Diamonds’ sunglasses come in different options – gold frames with pink lenses, leopard graphic frames with brown lenses, etc. Naturally, all of Lugano Diamonds eyewear products are crusted with high grade diamonds.
#8 Gold & Wood 119 Diamond Glasses – $30,000
Gold and Wood is leading brand of luxury and high end eyepieces and one of their bestselling eyewear is the 119 Diamond Glasses. The name comes from the number of brilliant diamonds embedded in the frame. According to Gold and Wood’s website, it takes a master jeweller to carefully place the diamonds into the frame and the craftsmanship put into making this eyewear is where the sky-high value comes from.
#7 Gold and Wood 253 Diamond Glasses – $55,000
Another exquisite eyepiece from Gold and Wood, the 253 Diamond Glasses contains 253 high grade brilliant diamonds. 22 of these precious stones are princess-cut diamonds, which enhances the eyepiece’s very heavy price tag.
#6 Bulgari Flora Sunglasses – $59,000
The frame of Bulgari’s Flora Sunglasses is fashioned from 18k karat white gold and in the frame are diamonds and blue sapphires. Completing the sunglasses’ aesthetics is a series of small aquamarine accents. A $25,000 option is available for those who find the price steep. However, that would mean less gold and less diamond.
#5 Luxuriator Canary Diamond Glasses – $65,000
Parading a frame that is plated in 18k karat gold, the Luxuriator Canary Diamond Glasses are also accentuated by paved diamonds that give this pair of sunglasses its regal look. The dark brown toned lenses blend well with the gold frame, further adding to the Luxuriator Diamond Glasses’ appeal.
#4 Cartier Panthere Glasses – $159,000
As the name suggests, the Cartier Pathere is named for its panther accents placed on the each side of the eyepiece. But these panther pieces are not just mere decoration. They are made of 18-karat white gold, including the whole frame. On top of that, this eyewear is littered with 561 cut diamonds and 645 brilliantly cut blue sapphires. To make the eyewear a bit more justified for its price, you have to specifically place an order for the lenses as well.
#3 Shiels Emerald Sunglasses – $200,000
Shiels Jewelers, a renowned name in the jewelry business, crafted a pair of high-end sunglasses with lenses made of emeralds. You might wonder how you might be able to see through the green lenses. Well, the jewellers use relatively thin sheets of emeralds, which enable you to see clearly. Aside from emeralds, adding value to the eyepiece is a frame fashioned from a series of gold wire.
#2 Dolce and Gabbana DG2027B sunglasses – $383,000
Dolce and Gabbana is a powerhouse in the high end fashion industry, so it is not surprising if they came up with a pair of sunglasses only meant for a few. Codenamed DG2027B, this pair of luxurious sunglasses flaunts an authentic gold frame. To make it more aesthetically appealing, Dolce and Gabbana decided to pair the frame with brown lenses.
#1 Chopard Sunglasses – $400,000
Sporting a price tag near half a million dollars, Chopard Sunglasses have the chops to justify the figure. First, the eyepiece is crusted with 51 full cut river diamonds that are strategically placed on the frame to make them easily visible. The arms are fashioned from solid 24k karat gold. If you want a pair of sunglasses that scream luxury and lavishness, you can’t go wrong with this one.