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Fashion designers have created some pretty spectacular, bizarre and unexpected things over the years, but perhaps one of the most bizarre and unexpected is the Jean Paul Gaultier gold bullion bar. With the help of Dillon Gage Metals, a bullion trading company based in Dallas, the French designer has created a 1-oz., 24-karat gold bar.
The Jean Paul Gaultier gold bullion bar is not just any bar, however. It’s a bar for the fashion-conscious, what with its engraved heart wrapped with a banner featuring the designer’s name and sun rays all around. It’s being described as a “fashionable way for investors to diversify holdings and hedge against inflation.” It’s unclear, though, whether investors who want to diversify and hedge are actually demanding a fashionable way to do so (but no judgements here).
The Jean Paul Gaultier gold bullion bars are being traded at about $1,830, which The Telegraph says is a 10 percent premium over other common gold bars.