The football fever seems to have gripped the high end luxury and jewelry market. After Shimansky wowed us with the diamond studded football, and Harrods tempted us with the crocodile skin football, an exquisite, bespoke three pound football made of pure platinum has drawn our attention. The platinum ball created to celebrate the ongoing football world cup was auctioned for charity and fetched a cool $218,000! It should be noted that the current host of the football world cup, South Africa is the largest producer of the precious metal. Now this is indeed one of the most luxurious ways to kick start the sporting event.