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Monday, January 16, 2012
Gold Bars Designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier
As if it hasn't been exciting enough in the gold gold investment world the past few years, French couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier is upping the ante with designer gold bars.
The fashion icon known for his haute couture and fragrances has put his very own design on a limited number of one-ounce gold bars. Dillon Gage Metals, a precious metals dealer, is the U.S. distributor for the designer bars.
"Never before has a fashion icon designed a gold ingot,” says Terry Hanlon, president ofDillon Gage Metals. “The Gaultier bar is a one-of-a-kind, limited-quantity collector's piece that not only is a great investment but it will also become a piece of history.” The specially designed gold bar is engraved with a heart marked with Gaultier's trademark sailor stripe. Golden rays radiate around the heart. Above that is a scroll-like banner displaying the Jean-Paul Gaultier name.
The bars will be sold at 10 percent higher than the spot price for gold plus a $25 handling charge, the Wall Street Journal reports. Only 5,000 have been made.
For more information or to purchase the one-ounce gold bars, call Dillon Gage at 800-527-7034.
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