Would You Buy a $6,000 Bra Made of Gold?

One lingerie company thinks your boobs deserve the royal treatment. We can't argue with that!

Since Ryan Gosling's hands can't cradle our boobs 24/7 (we inquired), we’ll have to settle for the next breast thing: a hand-stitched bra made with 24-karat gold thread.

The precious underpinnings from luxury brand Rococo Dessous made their debut during this month’s Lingerie Fashion Week in New York City (yup, Lingerie Fashion Week is a thing). 

Made with patented thread from Switzerland, the bra-and-panty sets range in price from a measly $1,500 to a whopping $6,000 -- roughly the cost of a used car. Right now, the items are only available in select boutiques or by appointment, so you might need to hop on your private jet to score these skivvies. 

Inspired by the gold-obsessed Arab culture during a trip to Qatar, the company's CEO, Sascha Hertli, enlisted former Victoria's Secret designer Breanna Lee to create the uber-high-end collection. (Lee definitely has experience whipping up expensive underwear, like Victoria's Secret’s multi-million-dollar Fantasy Bras, which feature precious gemstones up the wazoo.)

But unlike those jewel-encrusted brassieres, these heavy-metal delicates are apparently totally wearable.

"The materials are surprising soft and durable," Lee wrote to CNBC. "Most gold fabrics to date [have] been plated, but ours is unique in that it is woven within the thread. This creates a soft fabric feel, not metallic, and comparable to sewing a taffeta or other embroidery."

According to CNBC, "each piece contains 10 to 20 grams of gold, worth about $419 to $837" (depending on the market, natch). 

Which begs the question: Can you pawn a bra?

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