Fashion icons in Japan can now protect the soul from the Corona virus with a kind of extravagance and luxury .. Masks studded with diamonds and pearls cost one million yen ($ 9600) each. Mask.com, a chain of Cox Corporation, began selling handmade masks last week with the aim of introducing Delighting the Japanese and spurring sales in the depressed fashion industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The diamond muzzle is studded with a 0.7 carat diamond and over 300 Swarovski crystals, while the pearl mask is adorned with approximately 330 Japanese Akoya pearls.
“Everyone’s spirits are low because of Corona, and it is nice for them to feel a bit of joy when seeing one of these glittering masks,” Azusa Kagitaka, who works in the company’s store near Tokyo Station, told Reuters today, Wednesday.“.
She added: “The jewelry and textile industry is also in recession due to the Corona virus, so we took this step as part of a project to help revive Japan.“.
Cox, a subsidiary of Eon Retail Group, has opened Mask.com and six stores since September offering more than 200 types of masks, starting at 500 yen..
Some store visitors said on Wednesday that the 1 million yen face mask was out of reach.
And Japanese masks are not the most expensive in the world, there is one that costs 1.5 A million dollars made from 250 grams of 18-karat gold designed by the Israeli Eiffel Jewelers Store.