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Fun on Friday: You Can Literally Wrap Yourself in Gold

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How would you like to wrap yourself in gold?

I mean literally wrap yourself in gold.

You can do it if you check into the Seven Stars Ottagono Presidential Suite at the TownHouse Galleria, a 5-star luxury hotel in Milan. The room features specially crafted 24-carat gold sheets.

You’ll sleep like a baby wrapped in these golden sheets designed by Milanese jeweler Federico Buccellati. Unless of course you end up with insomnia worrying about how much money you just plunked for a hotel room.

Piana Clerico fabricates the golden sheets. The artisan manufacturer was founded in Milan in 1582. The Hong Kong Tatler tells us more about how these luxurious sheets are made.

The Piana family has a long-respected tradition for weaving gorgeous woolen textiles using precious materials and fibers, including gold yarn, cashmere, and silk. To make the sheets, Piana wove together its signature yarn, with a large content of 24-carat gold, accounting for 40%  of the finished product. The shimmering sheets are a work of art—picture floral details and minute stitching, which glitters as natural light spills from the balcony into the bedroom.”

But the real question is how do these sheets feel? After all, you will spend most of your time enjoying their exquisite beauty in the dark. Well, they are reportedly heavier and stiffer than your run-of-the-mill sheets. That makes sense considering they are 40% metal.

I don’t know. It doesn’t sound all that comfortable to me. But the Tatler makes it sound like a pretty amazing sleeping experience.

The weight makes it easier to relax, almost as if you’re wrapped in cozy yet protective armor.”

If you want, you can take a set home, but it’s going to cost you a few pennies. One sheet, four pillowcases, and a duvet cover starts at 200,000 euros ($228,000).

I’m not convinced gold sheets would help me sleep any better. But I do sleep better when I feel financially secure. I bet you do too. And gold can help you do that. Gold has historically served as a safe haven for investors, creating a hedge against central bank currency devaluation, and providing security during times of economic uncertainty. There is a reason they can charge $200,000 euros for gold sheets. The metal has intrinsic value and everybody knows it. People are willing to lay down a lot of cash to own gold.

Gold sheets may be an extravagant luxury, but gold coins and gold bars are a practical investment. The good news is you don’t have to have $200,000 to buy gold. Call 1-888-GOLD-160 and one of our of our precious metals specialist can help put you on the path toward a good night sleep.

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