Israeli Designer Isaac Levy received the request of a lifetime, when a Chinese businessman from America asked for the most expensive face mask in the world. Levy is working on completing the N-99 filtered mask by the end of the year.
The 18-karat mask will be studded with 3,600 white and black diamonds, encrusted in white gold, and will be priced at $1.5 million. The million-dollar mask will be ten times heavier than the average mask, weighing over half of a pound. While the luxury mask might be the most stylish in the world, it may also be the least comfortable to wear.
While masks are currently required fashion, it is not known if the mask is for wear or for show. As the world continues to sift through the effects of coronavirus, and Israeli cases continue to be confirmed, the request does bring a dose of good news.
Levy, who runs the Yvel jewelry company out of his Jerusalem factory said that while he would never wear the mask, “I am happy that this mask gave us enough work for our employees to be able to provide their jobs in very challenging times like these times right now.”