De Vere's Olympic iPhone has more bling than a medal

Company charges a hefty $8,219 for setting the diamonds on the iPhone. Believe it or not, customers will still have to provide their own iPhone.

DeVere's Olympic iPhone
De Vere's of London

It looks like the Apple iPhone is getting a piece of the Olympic action. In commemoration of the upcoming Beijing summer games, diamond jeweler De Vere's of London has unveiled its latest creation, the diamond-encrusted Beijing Olympic iPhone.

Made up of 88 diamonds set on the front metal bezel, the Diamond iPhone is designed to coincide with the opening day of the Olympics on August 8, a date that reads 08/08. More importantly, the number 88 also symbolizes wealth for the Chinese.

Ironically, wealth is probably what you'll need to own one of these exclusive diamond-studded iPhones. De Vere's charges a hefty $8,219 for setting the white F/VS diamonds on the iPhone. Believe it or not, customers will still have to provide their own iPhone.

For those who have a bit more spare change in their pockets, De Vere's also offers a 168-diamond version of the Diamond iPhone for about $15,440. Alternatively, you can opt for a 28-diamond version that will set you back, oh, a mere $3,365. (For the Chinese, 168 symbolizes "always prosperous," while the number 28 is usually seen as a sign of "easy wealth").

(Via Crave Asia)

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