eBay India, in association with Peches Lifestyles, a European lingerie brand, has launched an online auction of a bikini made of ultra fine gold fibers and embedded with 215 topaz stones weighing 50 carats and 409 rubies weighing 53 carats.
Proceeds of the sale will support the Breast Cancer Management by the Cancer Patients Aid Association. The auction starts Sunday and will close Thursday June 7.
The bikini, reported to be one of the most expensive items ever to be auctioned on the site, was created by five craftsmen in 400 hours using a fabric made from extremely thin gold fibers, each thinner than a strand of hair.
The result is an extremely flexible and elastic bikini, weighing approximately 357 grams in gold.
The cost of creating this unique ensemble was reported at over Rs. 6,000,000 ($148,000). To participate in the auction go to www.ebay.in/charity.