$4.2 million Christmas tree: World’s Most Expensive Christmas Tree is Pure Gold (Photo)By Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Nov 24, 2012 in Amazing, Arts, Asia, Business, Lifestyle, World •
A pure gold $4.2 million (350 million yen) Christmas tree is reportedly on sale at the Ginza Tanaka jewelry store in Tokyo, Japan.
The golden Christmas tree, considered as the world’s most expensive Christmas tree in terms of gold value, is covered with Disney Characters that include Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell and Cinderella.
$4.2 million Christmas tree
Image Credit: Ginza Tanaka/Facebook
Ginza Tanaka‘s gold Christmas tree was crafted from 40 kg (88 pounds) of pure gold, It measures about 2.4 meters (7.9 ft) in height with 1.2 meters width.
Reports say that it took two months for 10 craftsmen to create the million dollar golden tree.
About 50 pure gold silhouette cutouts of Disney characters were placed around the tree, and it was reportedly draped with ribbons made of gold leaf.
Tomoko Ishibashi, of the marketing department of Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry, explained that “Right now gold is over 4,400 yen per gram. We used pure gold and had an expert craftsman form each Disney character by hand.”
The golden Christmas tree can also be bought at $243,000 but with only 20 Disney characters and at a scaled-down size of 25 cm high.
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