Jeweled iPad Mini case sells for sparkly $700,000

Subtlety, thy name is sapphires.

(Credit: National Sapphire Company)

Apple’s new iPad Mini goes on sale Friday, and if you get one, you’re probably going to want to show it off. You could do that by wearing an “I’m with iPad Mini” T-shirt, or you could house it in a look-at-me $700,000 case bedecked in natural sapphires and diamonds.

Yes, in the grand tradition of accessories that require liquidation of your kids’ college fund, the National Sapphire Company this week announced an iPad Mini case featuring an 18K high-polished white gold body set with 3,328 natural Ceylon blue sapphires.

An Apple logo set with 50 round diamonds weighing a total of 5 carats rounds out the subtlety. Interested in a ruby monogram beneath the logo? The National Sapphire Company will happily customize your shiny new case.

“Don’t be just another drone on your hour-long commute fitting snuggly in with the steel gray of our technological society,” the company said in a blog post. “Be different, be unique… … [Read more]

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