Christmas gifts you want but can't have [Gift Guide 2012]

Summary:There's plenty of tempting gifts ideas out there for Christmas, but a fair few of them would try the most liberal budgets.


Stuart Hughes, known for a number of luxury items including cars, yachts, music systems and gadgets, has come up with a gold version of Apple's iPad.

The iPad 2 Gold History Edition is a hallmarked gadget with a rear section formed of 2,000 grams of 24 carat gold.

The iPad 2 is encrusted with 12.5 carat diamonds, 53 individually-set gems in total, which form to make up the Apple trademark logo.

The main front frame is manufactured from Canadian Ammolite rock, which is over 75 million years old, and sections of a T-Rex's thighbone are splintered into the frame. In addition, a single-cut 8.5 carat diamond is inlaid in platinum -- surrounded by a further 12 diamonds -- at the front of the gadget.

Only two units have ever been made, and this is reflected in the £5 million ($8 million) price tag.

Topics: Tech Industry


Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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