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Must Haves: 10 Gilded Pieces For The Perfect Glistening Touch

We’re in love with gold, especially around the holidays ― its warm glow is universally flattering, and just a touch of the metallic shade can take a look from drab to party-ready. We know it’s a solid choice for jewelry, but when it comes to clothes and other accessories, it can be difficult to know where to draw the line between festive and, well, overboard. Here are our best bets (including a few well-deserved splurges) for integrating a little bit of flash in our wardrobes this season …

Rich People Dilemma: Where Do I Display My Jean-Paul Gaultier Gold Bar?

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My Jean-Paul Gaultier gold bar isn’t like the rest of my gold bars. It’s emblazoned with designer Jean-Paul Gaultier’s name and logo, for chrissakes. That means it cost a premium — like 10 percent more than the common gold bar, just because it has Gaultier’s name on it. So of course I can’t put it with the other gold bars. But also! I can’t just leave it out on the coffee table. Someone might mistake it for a very, very heavy coaster and accidentally put their glass of 1978 Montrachet on it. Embarrassing gaffe! The mantle? Then I’m afraid nobody will notice it and realize that I spent $1,826.33 on it (plus a $25 handling fee, duh). Won’t somebody come up with a Jean-Paul Gaultier Gold Bar Display Case? Come on, help me out here. [Telegraph UK]

Comparison Shopping: Gold Bar Clutch Vs. Actual Gold Bar

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Gold is in demand these days. Need proof? Not only have gold prices skyrocketed to over $1800 an ounce, designer Matt Bernson recently designed a clutch that looks exactly like a bar of gold (above left), and it’s already sold out. Even though it’s unlikely you’ll be getting your hands on either one of these products soon, it’s always good to be prepared, so we’ve compiled the stats on the gold bar clutch versus an actual gold bar. Read on to see which one is the better investment…

Gaga A Vision In Diamonte On The Cover Of V Magazine

Gaga in rainbows, Gaga in glitter, and now, Gaga envisioned as a gay butterfly and gothic gold-encrusted fairy on two special covers of V magazine. Is there anything fashion magazine stylists won’t do to this woman? [Racked] Keep reading »

A Diamond-Encrusted 22-Carat Gold iPad Case For The Nerd Who Has Everything

This is the $190,000 Platinum iPad Supreme Edition designed by a British jeweler. It’s both platinum and supreme, you guys.

This bling-ed out iPad case is made of solid 22 carat gold and encrusted with 85.5 carats of diamonds. And if you’re at this level of conspicuous consumption, you are probably an a**hole. [The Sun UK] Keep reading »

Are Beauty Products With Gold Ingredients (Literally) Worth It?

Unsurprisingly, beauty products and treatments containing gold—whether in flake, powder, or liquid form—cost quite a bit. You can expect to pay about $400 for a fancy face lotion, and as much as a crazy $1,000 per ounce for certain La Prairie products. Consumers of luxury love these beauty aids both for their opulent nature and also for their purported benefits, which include the usual: anti-aging, firming, improved complexion. However, it looks like they might not be worth their weight in gold (har, har). After having a severe allergic reaction to a golden collagen facial mask, one New York Times writer investigated the story behind the metal’s use for personal care. Dermatologists, she found, tended to speak out against gold products, explaining that “gold cannot help you, but it absolutely can hurt you, causing inflammatory reactions like contact dermatitis (which may be what happened to me). In high doses, gold can be toxic, but these products probably don’t contain enough of it to make that happen, doctors say.” As one derm so bluntly put it: “I would tell people to put that money into gold that they can wear around their neck or on their fingers.” Just a heads-up for all those golden girls out there. [NY Times] Keep reading »

Drink Gold Water, Become Younger, Poorer

You’ve heard of Goldschläger — the alcohol with little bits of gold flecks floating around inside — but now there’s a new liquid infused with the pricey precious metal. And that liquid is water. Yes, you read that right. The most simple of beverages just got quite a bit fancier with the creation of new limited-edition Exousia Luxury Water, an Italian spring water infused with the mineral. So why drink water with gold inside? Apparently, the addition has anti-stress and anti-aging elements. But if you’re prepared to put down the credit card for this H20, you’ll need to hold up for a second. There’s an order and reservation process you’ll have to go through first. [Wait, seriously? Price upon request for water!? -- Editor] Sounds like Ponce de León’s search for the Fountain of Youth, doesn’t it? Keep reading »

The Golden Days Of Summer

We love laying on the deck of a sailing boat on a hot summer day, but what we love even more is all the gold, nautical-themed accessories that are inspired by it. Go ahead and tie yourself up in (golden) knots. Keep reading »

Buy Gold From A Vending Machine

I don’t usually have luck with vending machines because I’m a rather picky person, but if I were in Germany, I know there are 500 machines that would have me happy to make a purchase. TG-Gold-Super-Markt, a German company, has plans to install vending machines that sell gold as if it were chocolate bars. The machines will be in airports and train stations. The company hopes to capitalize on the increased interest in gold investments since people are wary of investing in other commodities. The machine prices will be 30 cents higher than the market value and will be updated every few minutes. TG-Gold-Super-Mark owner Thomas Geissler said, “German investors have always preferred to hold a lot of personal wealth in gold, for historical reasons. They have twice lost everything. Gold is a good thing to have in your pocket in uncertain times.” [Impact Lab] Keep reading »

Crave: The Jenna Bracelet

I’m not exactly clean cut…so when the J.Crew catalog comes for my roommate, I try to pretend like I don’t read it cover to cover when she’s asleep. Seriously, who could resist all that classic cashmere?! But something happened recently, and I’m finally ready to come out of the real closet: J.Crew is my secret fetish. Lately, I’ve been dreaming about their fantasy must-have piece for fall: the “Jenna” bracelet. I’ve never seen such a big hunk of gold in my whole life and I must have it! Luckily, the 12kt-plated chain is actually kind of cheap — 75 buckaroos! Now, I just have to make sure their shipping package is discreet and I’ll pick it up! [$75, J.Crew]

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