The World's Most Expensive Christmas Trees

Cast in gold with diamonds, hung with tiny bottles of brandy and other trees, the cost of which is capable of impressing
The owners of a London hotel Claridge's has a tradition: every year they turn to famous designers with a request to produce an exclusive Christmas tree, which will delight the eyes of guests. To create a festive atmosphere at Claridge's had a hand in John Galliano, Alber Elbaz, Callie Ellis. It is unknown how much it costs the hotel cooperation with fashion guru, but it is clear that we are talking about tens of thousands of pounds. However, in the history of the known cases where the Christmas tree and spent far more impressive sum. Rating - 9 trees, whose cost would be amazed even Santa Claus.
 Tree in precious stones
Cost: $ 11 million
The most expensive in the history of the Christmas tree was installed in a luxury hotel Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi in 2010. The cost of the tree is not more than a few thousand dollars, but in the case of the Christmas toy was already account for millions: used when creating pearls, gold, diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds. Hung on the Christmas tree is not only precious beads and jewelry: watches, bracelets, necklaces. Such a grandiose celebration of Christmas in a Muslim country seems unreasonable, but the administration of Emirates Palace is not guided by national customs, and rich guests requests. Thus, at a vending machine that sells gold bullion, and the price includes use of a private jet.
Golden tree
Cost: $ 4.2 million
Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka is not the first surprise the audience with Christmas themed masterpieces. For example, in 2007, he cast the 20-kilogram gold Santa Claus, and a year later came the golden tree at the cost of more than $ 1.5 million this year Tanaka surpassed himself. In early December, it appeared the company store the Christmas tree, the creation of which took about 40 kg of the precious metal. It looks more like it is not a tree, and a multi-tiered carousel. Instead of horses - 50 figurines Disney cartoon characters: Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio. And, of course, Mickey Mouse: this character Tanaka partial long and has already a few years ago to make it a gold copy.
Flower tree
Cost: $ 1.8 million
That the cost of Christmas tree reached astronomical sums, she herself does not necessarily differ gigantic growth. In 2007, in one of the shopping centers Takashimaya Japanese network went on sale a tiny Christmas tree, buy you could only afford a millionaire. Its design was developed with the participation of French floral boutique Claude Quincaud. Tree consisted of several hundred tiny dried roses. The petals of each of them as dew diamonds were imported from Australia and South Africa - about 400 pieces weighing 100 carats. A nice addition was a teddy bear with a diamond pendant. However, wanting to buy this Christmas souvenir was not found.
Diamond tree
Cost: $ 1,005,000
To hang on the Christmas tree toys - the last century: a much better look at her diamonds. Apparently, from such considerations proceeded representatives Singaporean jewelry house Soo Kee, decided to create a Christmas tree at the cost of over a million dollars. For its decoration was used 21,798 diamonds weighing 913 carats. On graceful branches hoisted 3762 crystal beads. Covered by all this beauty for nearly five hundred lights. Tree height is six feet, weight - three tons. Installed in a large shopping mall, the Christmas tree was guarded round the clock, but wishing to encroach on diamond jewelry was not found

Capitol Christmas Tree
Cost: about $ 1 million
The main Christmas tree USA unofficially considered one that shines lights on the Rockefeller Plaza in downtown New York. For the right of superiority with it may well argue spruce the place where - at the Washington State Capitol. Grown in a nursery tree may have to drive to the building of the Congress across the country, the height of trees may exceed 20 m, and for decoration giantess require thousands of bulbs that need to be firmly secured to the thorny branches. Not surprisingly, its transportation, installation and design cost to the state treasury in a round sum. On the other hand, the tree brings people so much joy that it is not a pity to spend a million dollars: a ceremony of lighting the fires in itself becomes a holiday.
Tree by Swarovski
Cost: about $ 500,000
To justify the title of Chief rhinestones, Swarovski company every year entertains fans of its products copyright Christmas trees, which are iridescent. The most notable of which was collected in 2010 in the heart of Hong Kong. Tree is a cone tridtsatimetrovoy height. On his face was caused pattern, composed of more than 20 million golden and silvery crystals Swarovski, specially brought from Austria. In the light of the day "tree" did not look too impressive, but in the evening and at night when the lights worked, the tree makes a great impression: tourists admitted that from a distance it might well have been mistaken for a Hong Kong skyscraper.
charity tree
Cost: $ 500,000
Unlike their eastern counterparts, the American jeweler Stephen Quick decided to create a Christmas tree that was to be not only aesthetically pleasing, but also practical value. Made of 18-carat gold covered tree loose diamonds, performing the role of crisp snow. At the top of the platinum star sported a diamond weighing 4.52 carats. A couple of weeks tree languished in a shop window, and then was put up for auction eBay. All money collected from the sale went to fund the American Cancer Society. Steve Quick and care for those to whom such an expensive purchase was too expensive: developed low silver and gold plated thumbnails tree for $ 20 and $ 25, respectively.

Tree of Tiffany
Price: € 350,000
In December, the residents of Milan prefer to leave out of the city and even the country, but if you believe the results of the polls, in 2010, many of them to change habits and stayed home. Milanese motivated its decision, in particular, the fact that in the Piazza del Duomo, a new attraction - the Christmas tree, a gift from the capital of fashion jewelry company Tiffany & Co. At the base of the tree, decorated with tens of thousands of lanterns is a shop decorated in the style of the famous soft turquoise boxes. Part of the profit from sales was given to charity. Despite this, the rector of the Cathedral of Milan expressed his dissatisfaction with the fact that the commercial organization intervenes in the tradition of Christian holiday.

Tree by degrees
Cost: £ 35,000

Leaders luxury Sofitel London hotel not for a moment forget that alcoholic drink during the December holidays are not as important as the presentation of gifts. In 2010, in the lobby of an unusual Christmas tree is a structure made of dark gray metal. Instead of balls and candles on it glittered small bottles of cognac Louis XIII. They were made by hand by masters of Baccarat, which is perhaps the world's leading manufacturer of crystal products. Christmas tree topped by an exclusive chandelier smoky blue. Hotel guests have the opportunity to order a Christmas spa program worth £ 2900, which, in addition to the procedures included and gift - fine jewelry from Baccarat.