The most important thing about a pair of headphones is its sound quality but it doesn’t hurt if it is blinged as well. Thomas Heyerdahl of Heyerdahl Jewelry has created the most expensive earphones. He is well qualified for the same as he is man behind the iDiamond iPod. This blinged version of earphones weren’t created as a one off project for charity but a limited edition creation for consumers who love luxury and style. In all 1,000 pieces were carefully constructed in a series.

Called iDiamond Ear, these earphones were made from 18 carat gold and embellished with 204 diamonds totaling 1.65 carat. Each pair was individually numbered to make it unique. They were released for sale way back in March 2008 and were priced at $6,400 at the time. The most expensive earphone was distributed to high end jewelry stores around the world. Out of the 1,000 pieces made only might be available for sale at the moment and so command a considerably higher price. It has become a collector’s item with a valuation much higher than its cost.

Each earphone has 59 diamonds individually set in the gold and gives it a really sparkling look. Crafted out of gold, the pair weighs in at 18 grams which is heavier than the regular earphones made from plastic but in terms of sound quality it is equally good and gives crystal clear sound. They have been crafted in such a way that they are as comfortable as the best of earphones. The earpieces are attached to a white wire with a standard jack that fits into most MP3 players and computers. They are the ultimate in bling and will surely appeal to the high profile stars from the field of music, sports or movies.