The main function of the mask is to filter the air into the mouth and nose, in order to block harmful gases, odors, droplets, viruses and other substances, made of gauze or paper and other materials. Who would have thought that masks could also be a luster and promote luxury goods. Yvel, an Israeli jewelry company, has made a jewelry mask that is the world’s most expensive,media reported. The mask is inlaid with gold and diamonds and is worth $1.5 million (about 10.45 million yuan).
Yvel’s owner and designer, Isaac Levy, says the 18K white gold mask will be decorated with 3,600 white and black diamonds and will be equipped with a first-class N99 filter at the buyer’s request.
Mr. Levy says buyers have two other requirements: it will be completed by the end of the year, and the other is that it will be the world’s most expensive mask. Levy said cheerfully that the last condition was the easiest to satisfy.
The company declined to identify the buyer, though it said it was a Chinese businessman who now lives in the United States.
When the jewelry mask is made, it will weigh 270 grams, almost 100 times the size of a general surgical mask, and may be eye-catching to wear, but is expected to be significantly reduced in comfort.
Levy showed off several parts of the mask, which were covered with diamonds and a hole on a gold plate for filtering.
“Money may not buy everything, but it can buy very expensive COVID-19 masks,” Levy said. “At a time when millions of people around the world are out of work or are in financial distress, this flashy mask may also make some people unhappy. Levy said that while he wouldn’t wear it himself, he was grateful for the opportunity.
“I’m glad this mask has given us enough job opportunities to allow my staff to have jobs at a difficult time like this,” he said. “