29 Nov '13, 10am

The world’s first gold-plated violins are studded with precious stones and cost $2 million #luxu…

The world’s first gold-plated violins are studded with precious stones and cost $2 million #luxu…

What do you do when you’re the five times world-record holding fastest violinist? You create 24-carat gold plated violins. Duh! At least that’s what Ben Lee has done along with his other FUSE half, Linzi Stoppard. The rock violin duo entrusted British jewelry designer Theo Fennell and bespoke violin manufacturer, Bridge to craft the world’s first ever 24-carat gold-plated violin encrusted with sapphires, rubies and diamonds. The golden violins took over nine months to create and have a bespoke blend of carbon and Kevlar to offset the weight of the gold plating. “The art and science involved to make each violin has blown us away. Entirely new and original components had to be designed for the instruments, plus new electronics have had to be engineered to counteract the conductive 24-carat gold. They are exceptional pieces that we will treasure,” exclaimed Lee proudly.

Full article: http://luxurylaunches.com/other_stuff/fuse-gold-plated-vi...

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