For those people out there who know they have to pay to play, there’s a new credit card in town that will blow all the other ones away and let everyone know you are the king (or queen) of the world. Recently the first credit card made entirely from gold, diamonds and pearls was announced. There is a whole world out there that I obviously know nothing about because when I read about this, I couldn’t figure out why anyone would even want it. What would be the appeal for whipping out a gold credit card that is actually made out of gold, diamonds and pearls? It comes with a “free” iPhone 5 and a Montblanc credit card case though, which is a nice little perk.
According to ABC News, “Sberbank in Kazakhastan announced plans to issue a limited edition Visa Infinite Exclusive card made with pure gold, 26 diamonds, and an inlaid mother of pearl.” All that is topped off with a brushed gold finish. In order to qualify for this card, first people will have to receive an invitation. Then they will have to pay $100,000. Of that money, $65,000 will go towards making the card itself, and $35,000 will remain as a balance on the card. In addition to that, there will be a $2,000 annual fee just to sport this badboy in your wallet. The top 100 customers of this bank will receive the first invitations, and then more may be given out after that. That is a lot of commitment just to be allowed to carry around the first credit card that costs more than most cars.
Knowing me, if I had a card like this, I would probably leave it at the gas station or in a restaurant, and it would be gone the first week. If you want to see another piece of luxury that you can slide into your wallet, check out these diamond covered business cards which cost $1,500 each! Between this first credit card made from gold and those business cards that might get bent and drop a diamond, well, let’s just say this is definitely an interesting world we live in.
World’s First Credit Card Made From Gold, Diamonds & Pearls