You might have read about the man from Pune, who got a gold face mask made for himself for Rs 2.89 lakh, to protect himself from the novel coronavirus. If that news left you stupefied, wait till you hear the latest update. A jewellery store in Surat is selling face masks adorned with diamonds worth Rs 4 lakh.
The store in Surat has been manufacturing face masks made of gold, silver, diamonds and even American diamonds, since the past month. The masks are layered with lines of jewels in several patterns.
Deepak Choksi , owner of the jewellery store, said that he got the idea of making diamond masks after a customer placed an order for it.
“A customer came to our showroom recently and bought jewellery for his wedding that is scheduled in the near future. He also asked us to make a mask for him that he will wear during the ceremony at the mandap. We discussed the plan with our designer and he selected a mask, and also purchased it after we customised it for him,” Deepak Choksi said.
Masks made of gold, adorned with American diamonds, are sold for Rs 1.5 lakh each. Gold and white gold masks that are set with diamonds, are sold for Rs 4 lakh each.
Deepak Choksi also said that the jewels from the masks can be reused later to make necklaces and bracelets.
“We have gold and American diamond masks that are sold for Rs 1.5 lakh each. The highest range is of white and yellow gold masks, studded with diamonds, that are sold for Rs 4 lakh each. N-95 masks have been used to make it. Masks are washable. People should look at it like an investment. In the future, you can make a necklace, and other jewellery with the jewels from the masks. You can reuse it,” he added.
Customers are pretty much interested in purchasing such jeweled masks. Devanshi, a teenage customer, said that she bought a diamond mask that was matching with her outfit she is supposed to wear to a family wedding soon.
“I came to buy gold earrings. I saw diamond masks are being sold here and those seemed more attractive than other jewellery. There is a wedding in my family soon and I need a mask to match with my outfit. So, this mask goes with my outfit, and hence, I bought it so that I look unique,” Devanshi said.
In India, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has crossed eight lakh. Gujarat’s Covid-19 case count has crossed 32,000 with over 1,800 deaths.
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