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Ginza Tanaka designs world’s most expensive Christmas tree worth $2 million

Andrea Divirgilio / November 22, 2011

Ginza golden tree

Christmas time is here again. The malls, homes and the markets, all stands decorated in the best ways possible to bring on the festivities. And, this year too, the he world’s greatest jewellery designers are back with their one-of-a-kind Christmas trees taking the tradition forward. Yet again, Tokyo jeweler Ginza Tanaka, known for his lavish statement pieces, has created the Ginza golden tree made of pure gold worth nearly $1.95 million, even expensive then the jeweler’s previously designed “Gold Christmas Tree” back in 2006, which was worth $850,000.

World’s most expensive Christmas tree

The tree is about 2.4 meters high, and weighs 12 kg in solid gold. The tree adorns golden plates and around 50 and 60 heart-shaped ornaments made of pure gold and further decorated with ribbon. The tree is on display until December 25 at the Ginza store in Tokyo.

While the Japanese jeweler has went for “Gold Christmas ” as per its store theme, Swarovski has gone all sparkling with its 2011 Swarovski Star revealed for Rockefeller center Christmas Tree by actress Olivia Wilde to mark the 20th anniversary of Swarovski’s annual edition Christmas ornament.

Swarovski Christmas star

The 2011 Swarovski star is comprised of 25,000 crystals. The Star weighs 550 pounds, including 300 pounds of crystal panels, and is composed of six outer rays and six smaller inner rays for excellent sparkle. The main surfaces of the rays are made of point-mounted safety glass that adorns the facades of New York City buildings.

Also, take a look at the world’s most expensive Christmas trees ever created by famous jewelers from all around the world.

Via: AP

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