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Bejeweled 'Alibaba' iPhone 6 a steal at just $2 million

We've seen a $48 million iPhone 6, but what if you're a little more thrifty when it comes to multimillion dollar luxury gadgets sure to become obsolete in two years? We've found just the thing for you.

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A "bargain" at just $2 million. Falcon

How does a wealthy capitalist and iPhone fan celebrate the recent Alibaba IPO, which raised $25 billion to become the most successful initial public offering in US history? By dropping $2 million on a new luxury iPhone 6 with a huge diamond-encircled topaz on its backside, of course.

Falcon Luxury, the same outfit that brought us a $48.5 million dollar iPhone 6 with a pink diamond, now offers something at a more "reasonable" price to commemorate the Chinese e-commerce giant's big day.

For a relative bargain of just $2 million, you can lock down a platinum-covered unlocked iPhone 6 with 128GB and a golden imperial topaz slapped on the back. That also buys you a five-year warranty, but apparently Falcon isn't throwing in its $300,000 gilded earpods, as the phone explicitly comes with "standard Apple headphones."

This "Alibaba Limited Edition" model will be limited to just 25 units, a clever little tie-in to the $25 billion raised by the company that's almost worth the asking price on its own.

If you grab one of these collectible beauties and find it doesn't quite satiate your need to be over-the-top ostentatious while taking calls, Falcon offers plenty of other ways to hold the cumulative pay of an average school teacher's entire career (or 10 of them) in your hand.

For example, an iPhone 6 with a nice emerald cut diamond will give you that nice, ice-y bling look for just $4.25 million. But if you really want to add some personality and color to your ensemble, you'll need to invest more seriously with a blue ($32.5 million), orange ($42.5 million), or pink ($48.5 million) diamond.

Personally, I'd prefer a different approach to disposing of that pesky disposable income. Why put something small and precious on the back of an iPhone? Why not put an iPhone on something a little more practical but still luxurious? Once I track down the right spot, I plan to beginning taking preorders on a limited-edition series of iPhone 6 tropical islands -- $50 million gets you your own island with a new iPhone hidden somewhere on it. Because even the ultra-rich love a good scavenger hunt.

(Via Luxury Launches)