If you think paying a couple hundred bucks for a starter kit is outrageous, wait until you see the price tag on the world’s most expensive electronic cigarette. This custom made e-cig is covered in diamonds and it was created as a gift for one very lucky lady. According to The Daily Mail, a British-based Russian billionaire oil tycoon spent 550,000 pounds for the electronic cigarette, the equivalent of $889,240. He had it designed for his girlfriend that wanted to stop smoking. If this extravagant e-cig isn’t enough to help her kick the habit, nothing will be!
Designers at UK-based Shisha Sticks spent over four months to create the electronic cigarette, which is covered in 246 diamonds, each a flawless two-carats worth over 1,800 pounds. Sources said “It is lined with 46 yellow Swarovski crystals and has a six-carat oval diamond worth 46,000 pounds on the tip.” The clearomizer base and the button are made from 24-carat gold and the body featured “authentic hand blow Italian glass from the Venetian Island of Murano”.
The e-cig has been named “Shisha Sticks Sofia”, a mysterious choice that could hint at who it was created for. While the identity of the billionaire has not been discovered, many people are speculating about whom the e-cig recipient could be. The most obvious guess is well-known Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, but he was quickly ruled out because he is not based in the UK.
Anthony Mixides from Shisha Sticks did not give any clues about the owner of the new electronic cigarette, but he did share about the process of creating this elaborate vaporizer.
“This was a dream brief for us,” he said. “We were asked to design the ultimate shisha vaping device for class, style, and luxury.” Once the design plans were drawn up, the client previewed them and gave his approval. Then Shisha Sticks began looking for the bounty of gorgeous diamonds and crystals that would adorn this one of a kind electronic cigarette.
As for the price, Mixides said that money wasn’t a big issue. “We were told that, within reason, money was no object on the project.” Apparently the billionaire was determined to provide the ultimate gift to this special woman he loves. Another source claimed that he demanded “nothing but the very best”.
Whether you think this luxurious e-cigarette is a dream come true or a poor use of money, you have to admit that it is gorgeous. There is no denying that this vaporizer was given with great love to the lucky recipient, whoever she might be. For the rest of the world, we will all continue to watch, as custom e-cigs are likely to become a popular trend among the world’s rich and famous.
What do you think about the Shisha Sticks Sofia? Was this the perfect gift or just a little over the top?