Keeping up with the neighbours’ Christmas lights and decorations can cost a small fortune.
But the hundreds of pounds spent by some people on getting into the Christmas spirit is just small change compared to the cost of the world’s most expensive wreath.
On the market for just over £2.8 million, the wreath is studded with 32 diamonds and 16 rubies, totalling more than 138 carats.
The gems include a 17.49 carat ruby and a fancy yellow 3.03 carat diamond.
The wreath has been made by Finnish aficionado Pasi Jokinen-Carter.
Despite its outrageous price tag the wreath seems to be a bargain compared to the world’s priciest ever Christmas tree. That title is held by the £7 million tree – decorated with 181 pieces of jewellery – that stood in the Emirate Palace in Abu Dhabi in 2010.
Meanwhile, the most expensive bauble on record was the one made by the Hallmark Jewellery business in Hampshire. It was made of white gold and featured 500 diamonds and 118 rubies.
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