If you find that your fabric mask a little heavy and warm when you do the groceries, then a diamond mask is probably not for you. However, if you want your mask to be more of an attention-grabbing accessory, you might be interested in this upcoming design from an Israeli jewellery company.

Isaac Levy, designer and owner of Yvel company based in Jerusalem, says that an anonymous buyer has commissioned a white-gold, diamond encrusted mask, weighing 270 grams and decorated with more than 3,600 white and black diamonds, fitted with N99 filters and valued at $1.5 million.

Levy says that 25 jewellers and diamond setters are working in shifts to complete the project, which has a strict deadline of 31 December for delivery. “Money doesn’t buy everything, but if it can buy a very expensive Covid-19 mask and the guy wants to wear it and walk around and get the attention, he should be happy with that,” Levy said. “I am happy that this mask gave us enough work for our employees to be able to provide their jobs in very challenging times.”

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