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  • 18 October 2010, 10:34

The world's most expensive mobile phone

Bling ring /Stuart Hughes/Solent News/Rex

A British designer has created the ultimate 'bling ring' - the world's most expensive mobile phone.

Stuart Hughes' diamond encrusted Apple iPhone 4 costs a jaw dropping 5 million.

The handset is covered in more than 500 individual diamonds totalling 100 carats.

And it also comes with two interchangeable diamonds that fit over the 'home' button.

Users can pick either a single cut 7.4 carat pink diamond or a rare 8 carat single cut flawless diamond. Together the two rare stones are worth 4m.

And there are even more diamonds on the back of the phone, which is plated in rose gold, where 53 make up the Apple logo.

Mr Hughes, 38, of Liverpool, was commissioned by an anonymous Australian businessman to make two of the handsets.

"It was a fantastic challenge and I am really pleased with the end result - the phones look superb," he said.

Each of the phones comes complete with its very own box - made from a single 7kg block of Granite in imperial pink.

To provide the ultimate protection, the inside is lined with Nubuck top grain leather.

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