More than 1,000 diamonds in a single phone

Latest Vertu handset has black and white diamonds galore.

Sybarites

We were beginning to get a little worried after seeing Vertu come out with a bargain handset at a mere $6,628 last month. But then we saw it's latest version and were reassured that the world had not turned upside-down.

The luxury phone maker has released a new model in its already-over-the-top " Signature " line, this one in white gold with black and white diamonds. Sybarites says this version, which even has stones embedded in the handset's keys, is made of 644 white diamonds and 428 black ones. The price isn't mentioned, but something tells us it will be a tad more expensive than the aforementioned thrift model.

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