Ever since Hollywood stars made sunglasses popular in the 1920s, they have been so much more than merely protection from the sun. In addition to their functionality and fashion, they are among those accessories that can show off your appreciation for quality and style. Whether made entirely of gold or inspired by ancient Rome, there are some extremely exclusive sunglasses out there. Take a look at the 5 most expensive sunglasses according to our fashion experts.
5. CliC Gold 18K Gold Sports Sunglasses - €62,000
The only sports sunglasses that could make this list is the CliC Gold. Every piece of which is made of pure 18K gold. The founder, Ron Lando, has been in the business for some years now and he always loved creating extravagant eyewear. He was already famous for the most expensive reading glasses in the world when he teamed up with well-known jewellery designer Hugh Power. This time the job was to create the most expensive sports sunglasses ever made. Their masterpiece is handmade and each of the 100 produced required almost 50 hours of work.
4. Cartier Panthère Sunglasses - €132,000
Cartier's beautiful sunglasses, the Panthère, are another unique piece of art. The name comes from the little panther figures that lie on the arms of the glasses. The frame is made of 18K white gold, but this is not the only luxurious element. The frame is formed with 645 sapphires and 561 diamonds. The lenses have to be ordered separately so the wearer can decide whether they would like to wear them as sunglasses or regular glasses.
3. Shiels Jewellers Emerald Sunglasses - €166,000
The Roman emperor, Nero used emerald to protect his eyes from the sun so he could better enjoy watching gladiator fights. This was the inspiration for Shiels Jewellers sunglasses which, of course, has pure gold frames with diamonds attached. The most exclusive part is the emerald lenses which took five years to acquire, shape and cut. The owners of the Australian company, Albert and Nyra Bensimon, made sure they created something special, which was in line with the vision of the founder, Jack Shiels.
2. DG2027B Sunglasses €318,000
There is no luxurious list without the evergreen high-end brand, Dolce and Gabbana and this is no exception. The DG2027B sunglasses can be purchased for over €300,000 which earned the Italian fashion house the top spot on such lists for many years in the past. Now the luxurious brand comes second, but the owners of these unique pieces are no less privileged. The pure-gold-framed and brown-tinted sunglasses also have the recognisable sign of the house. The names 'Dolce' and 'Gabbana' are encrusted in the arms in small diamonds.
The names 'Dolce' and 'Gabbana' are encrusted in the arms of DG2027B sunglasses in small diamonds
1. Chopard De Rigo Vision Sunglasses €339,000
Swiss luxury company Chopard is the proud creator of the world´s most expensive sunglasses. They teamed up with De Rigo Vision to bring the record holder to life. The masterpieces are all made of 60 grams of 24K gold and decorated with 51 diamonds. The arms of the glasses are made of dotted gold which gives this piece of designer eyewear a unique look.
The world's most expensive sunglasses are Chopard De Rigo Vision sunglasses
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