U.S. President-elect, Donald J. Trump is garnering opulent support from around the world especially in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). An iPhone 7 encased in solid gold, encrusted with diamonds and bearing the face of Donald Trump is on sale this yuletide season . . .
CNN Money reports that the iPhone is priced around $151,000. The gift is displayed and sold by Goldgenie, a store in the United Arab Emirates where the super rich do their shopping.
“There are very wealthy, high-net-worth individuals all over the world and sometimes its very difficult to buy gifts for them because they have everything,” said Frank Fernando, Goldgenie’s managing director.
All the opulent objects on sale at his store in Sharjah, a city near Dubai, are either solid gold, gold plated or diamond encrusted. But the idea for the golden Trump iPhone came from a customer only recently.
A Chinese woman walked into the store last month and requested that Goldgenie put together the glitzy device emblazoned with the president-elect’s features, Fernando told CNNMoney, declining to identify the woman by name.
He said he believes her family wants to give it to the US president-elect after his inauguration next month.
Since selling that first Trump iPhone, Goldgenie says it has received a further nine orders for gold-plated ones bearing his face.
Goldgenie started out in London back in 1989. The company’s business concept was simple: gold plate virtually any item its customers wanted.