If you are looking to add unique opulence to your already classy list of accessories, then you better head over to Mumbai, India, where an exhibition at Worli grabbed eyeballs, literally when a model posed in designer gold and diamond contact lenses. Yes, you read right, contact lenses! They are studded with 18 diamonds each on a gold plate. Designed by Sanjay Shah, based on a concept by Dr. Chandrashekhar Chawan, the glittering eyewear is 5 grams in weight and is placed “6mm and 9mm away from the cornea,” which also holds water at the front to ensure that your eyes don’t feel any irritation. Priced between Rs 5,00,000 ($ 11,200) and Rs 7,00,000 ($15,700). Time to add sparkle to your eyes at the earliest as only 3,996 diamond-studded gold contact lenses will be custom-made.
Update – If it’s hip, it’s here reports that the collection by Shekhar Eye Research claims to be the world’s first real diamond studded contact lens. The LaSER lens consists of 18 diamonds measuring 1 point each studded circularly on an 18-carat gold plate and is glued to the Chandra Bostonä Scleral Device from the back of the lenses in such a way that it does not touch the cornea. In their press release, they say that “La SER™ is an exclusive & limited edition luxury eye jewelry for the first time in the world, where you can wear Gold and natural Diamonds in your eyes. Limited edition lenses will be custom made in four Diamonds designs on White Gold, Diamonds on Yellow Gold, Just white gold, and Yellow Gold.”