Matte. Mirrored chrome. Gold-plated.

You can now add diamonds to the growing list of ostentatious and extravagant finishes being applied to cars these days. Longtime Porsche tuner Gemballa has announced a new automotive finish that literally uses diamonds to create its million-dollar sparkle.

The German-based company claims its new diamond finish is the first of its kind to ever use the actual gem rather than other reflective ingredients like metal pigments, glass fragments or crystals. The trick was grinding the diamonds down to a size small enough that they could be applied like paint, which Gemballa says also helps increase the refractive qualities of its shine.

There's no mention of price or other specifics like how many precious stones are sacrificed per gallon of twinkle juice, but you can imagine as well as we can what kind of premium it will command. With any luck, Justin Bieber can't afford it.
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GEMBALLA's Ultimate Automotive Finish is a Genuine Diamond Coating

Diamonds may be considered "a girl's best friend", but now premier automotive tuner, GEMBALLA, has created a very special "gem" that should be equally attractive to both ladies and gentlemen of sophistication. This is the world's first diamond coating for the interior and exterior finish of vehicles. More than just a special paint, this technically elaborate and exacting diamond finish is hard to beat in terms of exclusivity.

"When GEMBALLA speaks of diamonds, we really mean it", explains CEO Andreas Schwarz. "Our complex process uses genuine diamonds as its key ingredient - not metal pigments, glass fragments, or crystals."

Apart from having the strongest light refraction properties of all the precious stones, which explains their seductive twinkle, diamonds are one of the hardest naturally occurring substances known to man. The word 'diamond' means 'invincable' and speaks volumes by itself.

The requirement that the coating had to be applied like paint defined the dimensional limit of each individual gemstone. The challenge for GEMBALLA was to grind the diamonds into a size small enough for their intended purpose, without losing their brilliance. Since a diamond reflects light according to the number of facets showing, this actually turned out to be an advantage. The greater the number of stones present in a given area, the greater the refractive surface, so the thousands of facets reflecting the light through the innovative GEMBALLA process creates an incomparable shine.

With a company philosophy that has always been focused on the ultimate and the best, this new diamond finish fits the GEMBALLA portfolio perfectly. And as diamonds are a form of carbon formed under extreme heat and pressure, they are the perfect finishing touch for the carbon-fibre bodywork of GEMBALLA's ultra-exclusive cars.


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      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jeez...well, with industrial and synthesized diamonds not being nearly as expensive as natural ones, I can't imagine this would be too extravagantly expensive. It'll cost a fair amount, but nothing unobtainable.
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm surprised someone hasn't tried cubic zirconia.
      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's Gemballa's new diamond smuggling technology. Much cheaper than stuffing it inside the car's body panels!
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      At least it'll look better than gold-foiled/mirrored cars. And the more you hope JB won't be able to get it, the more likely he will. Universe just works that way.
      FreeThinker
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tacky.
      natron3030
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the idea of this but perhaps we could get more exclusive and make paint out of endangered species semen? Rich people are so damn adorable!
        ryan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @natron3030
        I dont why ur getting down voted this whole ides of diamond painted car us stupid
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Yes, Mr. Bond this car is coated with diamond paint. I wanted the most durable and magnificent finish available, and as you know - diamonds are forever."
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Randy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Next on TMZ: Justin Beber's new Audi's diamond paint job was stolen outside a Carl's Jr while he was inside the car staring at himself in the rear view mirror.
      Rick C.
      • 2 Years Ago
      who is this Justin Beaver anyway?
      Randall GII
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought there was a Koeniggsegg that had a diamond finish to the carbon fiber...
      outofspc22
      • 2 Years Ago
      "... how many precious stones are sacrificed per gallon of twinkle juice..." There were zero precious stones sacrificed, diamonds are not rare or valuable, they are nothing De Beers makes you think they are. Here is a great article from 30 years ago about how De Beers created the entire diamond myth, which persists today. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/02/have-you-ever-tried-to-sell-a-diamond/4575/ Other than that i bet the paint will have a great sparkle.
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