Fun on Friday: The Tacky Jesus Phone
Remember a few weeks ago, I told you about earbuds that are covered in 18-karat gold? Well, I’ve found just the thing to plug them into. And it would also make a great Christmas gift. Or something. It’s the gold-and-diamond encrusted “Jesus phone.”
No. I’m not making this up. Honestly, I kind of wish that I was.
But no, this is a real thing.
The phone is offered by Caviar Royal Gift and you can get one for just $129, 770.
The Christmas-themed iPhone 11 is covered in 18-karat gold. It features a bas-relief with the scene of Jesus Christ’s birth. In the center of the phone, there is a shining 3-carat diamond symbolizing the Star of Bethlehem guiding the Magi to Christ’s birthplace. The Caviar website calls it “an expression of special respect to this holy day.”
Or maybe it’s ostentatious commercialization of Jesus that borders on blasphemous? I don’t know. I’ll let you decide.
I know this, if Joel Osteen is on your Christmas gift list, this is perfect. You’re welcome.
The “artist” who created the image of Christ took some liberties. Take a close look at the picture. He put Jesus in a comfy bed?? And he has a nice pillow to boot.
A feeding trough filled with straw is kind of like a bed though, so I guess I shouldn’t quibble over details.
Also, Jesus is huge. He looks like a 5-year-old. That might explain the quizzical look on Mary’s face. “That ain’t my kid!”
Now, if Jesus isn’t your thing, you can get a 24-karat gold iPhone emblazoned with Vladimir Putin’s face. That will only set you back $5,000. Why the price difference? Well, divinity comes with a premium. And diamonds.
An article about the Jesus phone called it ” boujee junk” suitable only for “a particularly religious Kardashian.”
That about sums it up.
But tacky though they may be – these phones have value because they’re made of gold. Nobody would plunk down six figures for a tin phone with the image of the nativity on it. Make it out of pure gold, and you have something you can sell.
People want to own gold. They know it has value.
Bottom line — people want to have gold because — it’s gold.
If you’d like to buy gold, but you’re not particularly interested in tacky religious iconography, call a SchiffGold precious metals specialist today. They can fill you in on the other benefits of owning gold such as how it has historically helped investors preserve their wealth. Just call 1-888-GOLD-160. No gold Jesus-phone necessary.
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