The Diamond Christmas Tree
For just about every holiday the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo comes up with something lavishly excessive. For Christmas the Japanese department store is offering a Christmas tree with 400 diamonds. The tree doesn't look like any traditional tannenbaum, it is a small tower of preserved roses with 100 carats of diamonds from southern Africa and Australia. The tree sells for 200.7 million yen (around $1.8 million) and comes with the matching little red teddy bear. The tree is based on a design by Parisian flower boutique Claude Quinquaud and looks to contain bracelets, earrings, and butterfly pins as well as a necklace on the teddy bear.
Gallery: The Diamond Christmas Tree