New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: As the face masks have been made mandatory across the country in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Indians are coming up with some bizarre masks to prevent the spread of the deadly pathogen.

After the gold mask made headline a few days back, now a jewellery shop in Surat has come up with a unique idea of selling diamond-studded face masks, starting from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh.   

The owner of the Surat jewellery shop, Dipak Choksi said that he got the idea after a customer demanded unique face masks for the bride and groom as he had a wedding in his home.

"As lockdown was lifted, a customer who had a wedding at his home came to our shop and demanded unique masks for bride & groom. So, we assigned our designers to create masks which the customer later bought. After this, we made a wide range of these masks as people will require them in coming days. Pure diamond and American diamond have been used with gold to make these masks," Choksi said as quoted by news agency ANI.

"Yellow gold has been used in the mask along with American diamond and it costs 1.5 lakh. Another mask which is made with white gold and real diamond and it costs 4 lakh rupees," he added.

Choksi even said that the cloth of the diamond-studded mask is in line with the guidelines of the Union Health Ministry, adding that the diamonds and gold used in the mask can also be removed and used for making other jewellery items as per the wish of the customer.

A customer, Devanshi at the jewellery shop as quoted by ANI said, "I came to the shop to buy jewellery as there is a marriage in the family. Then I saw diamond masks which look more attractive to me than jewellery. So, I decided to buy it as per my matching dress."

Earlier last week, a man in the Pimpri-Chinchwad district of Pune, Shankar Kurade, had got himself a gold mask made worth of Rs. 2.89 lakh. "It's a thin mask with minute holes so that there's no difficulty in breathing. I'm not sure whether this mask will be effective," said Shankar Kurade.

However, Shankar is not sure about the effectiveness of this mask to protect him from the novel coronavirus but the idea stuck him soon after he saw a video of a man wearing a silver mask on social media.

Posted By: Talib Khan