Dial Home With the Help of Diamonds and Gold

 - Sep 11, 2009   Updated: May 17 2011
The mobile phone has become a status symbol for many, but since just about everyone has one these days, those looking to flaunt their affluence are upgrading to ultra luxury mobile phones and jewel-encrusted mobile devices. This cluster examines some of the most luxurious communication gadgets, from diamond headsets to jewel-encrusted ultra luxury mobile phones. Phoning home never looked so glam!

Implications - The mass adoption of cellphones around the world has caused the luxury market to respond in kind with opulent designs to appeal to well-heeled consumers. These phones are accented in precious gemstones and covered in gold or platinum, instantly setting them apart from lowbrow designs found in mobile phone stores.