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$2 Million Gold Santa

For the ultimate Christmas present, look no further than the Ginza Tanaka jewelery store in Japan's capital.

On Tuesday, it unveiled a golden statue of Father Christmas said to be worth around two (m) million US dollars.

It is the third consecutive year that the jewelers presented a special creation made out of gold just for Christmas.

But this year, they excelled themselves, adding sparkling diamonds to their golden Santa.

The shiny Father Christmas weighs 20 kilograms (44 pounds) and is 41 centimeters (16 inches) tall.

The diamonds are placed in his belt - there are 23 of them in total.

The intricate detail of the statue took approximately three months to complete.

Father Christmas will be on display at the Ginza Tanaka shop in Tokyo until Christmas Day.


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