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DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 13, 2015, 12:10 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 8:36 pm IST
Here are some of the world’s most expensive visiting cards that could hurt the wallet
Black Astrum
 Black Astrum

Here are some of the world’s most expensive visiting cards that could hurt the wallet. But if you are wealthy enough and want to stand out, then go ahead and make that stunning first impression

Carbon fibre business cards
The weight of your wallet is no longer a correct measure for your financial worth in a world where everything is electronic. And while holding a dozen cards with 30 carats of diamonds or metallic gold might make it a lot heavier, these carbon fibre cards make sure that they are light on wallets but heavy on your impression. Costing about $5,000 for a set of 100 cards, these cards made out of the ‘light as feather’ carbon fibre is perfect example of a fusion of luxury and function

 

Black Astrum
If you ever come across an Ultra High Net Worth Individual and if they decide to share their business details with you, then there is a mighty fine chance that you might just walk away with 30 carats worth of diamonds! The Black Astrum business cards made by the diamond design company of the same name is by far the most expensive business card in the world, costing a whopping $1,500 for a single card. Designed exclusively for UHNWIs, getting your hands on these cards mean that you have more money than the GDP of a small country and are ‘invite only’. A set of 10 cards will set you back by a ridiculous $15,000.

Mitsubishi Gold
Judging a person’s financial worth from the amount of gold they have on their person has been a centuries old tradition in India. So in that sense, nothing speaks louder about your money and power than having a business card that is made out of gold! The Mitsubishi gold cards cost a whopping $225 per card and hover around $25,000 along with printing and design. And what’s more, you also get a custom wooden card holder which helps you put on a frugal show until the time comes to open it.

Zazzle
If you want to put some glitter into your business, then designer cards website Zazzle.com might be a good place to start. The site which, specialises in uber luxury business cards deals in almost all types of high end cards — including ones that have gold in them. With a 11lb template card designed with gold foil that costs anywhere between $20 to $50, these cards are perfect for adding sheen to your wallet and your image. But apart from the material, what also makes it special are the various custom design options ranging from innovative pop ups to creative inks. A set of 100 cards can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000.

Ottermatics
The Florida-based design company’s product tagline reads, ‘Too rich to care’. And that explains a lot about the kind of clientele they are aiming for, for their latest custom-made Titanium business cards. While compared to Black Astrum, these cards only cost about $100/card, but unlike Astrum, there is a minimum order of 100 cards, which means that getting your hands on these will cost you a cool $10,000. And that’s just for the cards. If you want your own unique designs, the fabrication and creative work can make your wallet a lot lighter.

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