Luxury Sunglasses: Golden Eye

Eyewear designer Linda Farrow creates shades with diamonds and 18K gold frames.

Adding two collections to her already coveted line of vintage pieces, eyewear designer Linda Farrow raises the bar — and price point — with the Linda Farrow Luxe Fine Jewelry collection. These are definitely not your ordinary shades. Made from 18-karat white and yellow gold and buffalo horn, the three styles of glasses can be customized with a choice of white or colored diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds, and will wholesale between $5,000 and $11,000. The Luxe collection, meanwhile, freshens up a signature vintage style with more price-conscious frames. These styles wholesale between $125 and $270, but still use 24-karat gold plate, titanium and a variety of skins.

This story first appeared in the September 6, 2008 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.