If you've already hoarded all of the gold bars and Krugerrands that you can carry against the current economic downturn, you might want to look into sunglasses. And not just to protect your eyes from the glare of your shiny bullion, as Bentley will soon offer sunglass frames made from 18 carat gold.
The sunglasses are specifically designed to complement the ultra-luxurious Bentley Mulsanne, and feature hand-crafted knurling along the ear pieces and an enamelled Bentley "B". Even the cases for these sunglasses use the same quality cowhide as the car's seats.
And, of course, the lenses give 100 per cent ultraviolet protection.
Bentley's gold frame sunglasses will run you about US$16,285. If you are of that economic class who thinks that gold is too pedestrian, consider the alternative platinum frames. Those will cost you a cool US$50,500.
Don't go looking for Bentley Eyewear at your local Sunglass Hut, though; these shades can only be custom ordered. Currently on sale in Russia and China, Bentley Eyewear will expand sales to the UK, the US and the Middle East later this year.