Gresso takes another cut at diamonds

Luxury phone maker comes out with $52,000 model.

Gresso

It's been a while since we'd heard from Gresso, the Russian phone maker that created a buzz back in 2006 with its unusual luxury handsets , followed by other interesting gadgets (and a clunker or two along the way).

Now it's back to doing what it does best--phones--with its new "White Diamonds Collection." There are two models in the line, with the superior of the pair--the "Royal White Diamonds" handset--regally bearing 23 keys of 18k gold topped with 2.53 carats of its eponymous stones, according to BornRich.

As with all Gresso phones, both models are made of titanium, sapphire crystal, African Blackwood, and other high-grade materials. But if you want the royal version, get ready to shell out $52,000. For the budget-conscious, however, the lesser model goes for only $14,000.

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