24 Nov '11, 3am

Christmas tree made from 12kg of pure gold, valued at $2.6m, goes on display in Ginza district jewellery store

Christmas tree made from 12kg of pure gold, valued at $2.6m, goes on display in Ginza district jewellery store

One Tokyo Christmas tree has a special glow even amid the global economic gloom - it's made of pure gold, and valued at US$2 million (S$2.6 million). -- PHOTO: YOUTUBE (REUTERS) - One Tokyo Christmas tree has a special glow even amid the global economic gloom - it's made of pure gold, and valued at US$2 million (S$2.6 million). A jewellery store in Tokyo's posh Ginza district teamed up with flower arrangement artist Shogo Kariyazaki to create the lavish Golden Christmas Tree. Twelve kg of gold were used to make the 2.4m tree, which is adorned with ribbons, hearts and orchids, also made of gold. The value of the gold is about US$700,000 but the total value of the tree is much higher because of labour costs, said Naoto Mizuki, marketing general manager at the store.

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