Fashion designers sometimes lend their names to seemingly off-brand products, but this is one of the strangest collaborations we’ve seen in a long time. Jean Paul Gaultier has teamed up with Dillon Gage Metals to design a…bar of gold.
The one-ounce bullion is meant to be “a fashionable way for investors to diversify holdings and hedge against inflation”. Sure? The bar has rounded corners, and is engraved with a striped radiating heart with a JPG banner across it. It “carries a slight premium because of its unique design and limited mintage”, which means you can expect to pay a couple hundred dollars more than the current gold price of $1,640. Explains Dillon Gage president Terry Hanlon:
“Never before has a fashion icon designed a gold ingot. The Gaultier bar is a one-of-a-kind, limited-quantity collector’s piece that not only is a great investment but it will also become a a piece of history. The price of gold has risen more than fivefold in the last 10 years, outperforming almost every other investment. The Gaultier one-ounce bar is the perfect Valentines, birthday or graduation gift for someone special.”
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