For the rich and famous armed with an Amex Black card, there is a new player in town that gives new meaning to exclusivity. After all, if there is money to spend, why spend it all with just one card. The Solid Gold MasterCard from Aurea (pronounced aura) is at the moment the only one of its kind in the world. The invitation-only card takes customization to next level with two gold variations – yellow and rose with a choice of 14k or 18k. It comes with additional perks and services similar to American Express Centurion (Black) card.
The best part is card designs are tailored to customers need. Customers can bring any design they fancy including their kid’s art work, but we expect more of them to stay limited to business logos, family crests and such. Best thing is this ensures uniqueness of each card. Once they have a client-approved design, Aurae’s master jewelers and goldsmiths start their work on solid gold cards. Each card weighs around 35 grams to 60 grams and weight will go up if you decide to decorate it with precious stones.
If you are one of the privileged persons to receive an invitation to acquire membership, be ready to spend some serious money on a membership. The Solid Gold MasterCard membership will cost you $50,000 (£30,000) in the first year and to continue to keep it you will have to fork out $5,000 (£3,000) in the annual membership fee. Perks of being part of an exclusive group include access to 24/7 concierge service and the guarantee you will receive a new card every five years. Their concierge service will be available in over 115 countries with a Dedicated Lifestyle Curator on hand 24/7.
The card will be delivered to your doorstep carefully snuggled in a handcrafted solid maple heirloom marquetry box. In addition to the Solid Gold MasterCard, you are also going to find its certificate of authenticity and a hand-stitched leather wallet with a dedicated pocket for the card. For a card that costs an arm and a leg, Aurea made sure to offer their customers peace of mind by ensuring each card with Lloyd’s of London against loss and theft.