Only in Las Vegas: A $96,000 ostrich, a $70,000 phone and an $8.2 million diamond ring

Courtesy the Palms

The pool inside the Two Story Sky Villa at the Palms. At $40,000 a night, the 9,000-square-foot villa is one of the priciest in Vegas.

Luxury has become a staple trade on the Las Vegas Strip.

Stores and restaurants in high-end resorts sell jewelry worth millions, cocktails that cost more than most houses and hamburger valued at two Average Joe’s paychecks.

Curious what a lot of money can buy?

Here’s a look a some of the priciest items available on the Strip:

    • Cars

      2013 Ferrari 458 Italia

      Penske-Wynn Ferrari at the Wynn

      $399,000 to $409,000

      Penske-Wynn Ferrari is where the wealthiest whales buy their automotive toys.

      Here you’ll find rides from Aston Martin, Audi and Bentley, with price tags that range from $150,000 to more than $400,000.

      A 2012 Lamborghini Aventador two-door coupe, for instance, sells for between $389,000 and $415,000.

    • Hotel rooms

      Sky Villa at the Palms, Octavius Villas at Caesars Palace

      $40,000 a night

      The 9,000-square-foot Sky Villa can sleep up to 12 people, but more than 300 can be squeezed in if you throw a party.

      It includes two king- and queen-size beds, a living room, dining room, four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. There’s also a gym and outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Strip.

      It was formerly named after Hugh Hefner.

      Similarly, the Greek Villa, built atop Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace, is bigger than most houses in middle America.

      The villa spreads over 10,000 square feet with stellar balcony views of the Colosseum pool below. Inside, there’s a gym and entertainment room with movie theater seating.

    • This isn't your everyday burger.


      Fleur Burger at Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay


      This Kobe burger comes topped with foie gras and black truffles, tucked between a brioche truffle bun and covered with Chef Keller’s special truffle sauce.

      And the luxury doesn’t end there. The meal comes with a bottle of Chateau Petrus 1995.

    • Chef Michael Wolf celebrates the 100th performance of <em>The Showgirl Must Go On</em> with a special sundae from Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace.


      Golden Opulence Sundae at Serendipity 3 in front of Caesars Palace


      You’ll have to give the restaurant 48 hours notice if you want this treat.

      The record-setting dessert comes with 23-karat, edible gold leaf atop five scoops of ice cream. That takes time to gather.

      It is covered with chocolate made by dessert-extraordinaire Amedei Porceleana and includes fruit toppings from Paris, chocolate truffles and a bowl of caviar.

      It is served in a crystal goblet with an 18-karat gold spoon.

    • The Ono cocktail from XS at Wynn cost $10,000.


      Ono Cocktail at XS at the Wynn, Ghost Horse Wine at Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak at the MGM Grand

      $5,000 to $10,000

      The $10,000 Ono Cocktail comes with more than a jewel-encrusted champagne flute. The price tag includes an 18-karat white gold necklace with Tahitian black pearl pendant.

      The drink itself is a mix of Remy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac, Charles Heisieck 1981 champagne, fresh-squeezed orange juice, Sence rose nectar and apricot puree.

      It's also a relative bargain. A bottle of Black Pearl costs $100,000.

      Ghost Horse Wine at Craftsteak runs between $1,050 and $5,000 a bottle. The rare vintage comes straight to Las Vegas from a California vineyard.

    • Accessories

      Presidential Pearl Master watch at the Rolex Boutique at the Wynn


      You won’t find a bigger collection of luxury watches in Las Vegas outside the Rolex Boutique and Museum at the Wynn. The store also houses some of the priciest timepieces.

      The Yachtmaster II, for example, one of the company’s more popular watches, ranges in price from $25,000 to $40,000, depending on style. It comes in gold, stainless steel and white gold.

      The boutique’s most expensive watch is the Presidential Pearl Master from the company’s Day-Date line. Its band is equipped with baguette-cut diamonds that took close to a year to gather, and its dial is made of meteorite.

      That explains the $280,000 price tag.

      The watch is kept behind a thick glass display case that faces passing shoppers.

    • Jewelry

      Diamond ring at Harry Winston at Crystals

      $8.2 million

      Peek into the display case at Harry Winston in Crystals mall, and you’ll instantly spot a glittering $1.5 million diamond necklace.

      Next to that, there’s a case filled with four rings — two with white diamonds and two with yellow diamonds. The cost for the four? $11 million.

      But the most valuable item in the store — and the mall — is inside the shop: an 18-karat, perfect-cut white diamond ring worth $8.2 million.

    • Phones

      Vertu Phones at the Wynn


      Forget technology. These luxury cell phones are all about style.

      Made in England, Vertu's Signature Platinum line of phones are made of platinum and fashioned with a diamond. Each costs as much as $70,000.

      One comes with a sapphire keyboard set with white Mother of Pearl inlays.

      Phones come installed with ring tones straight from the London Symphony Orchestra.

    • Art

      “Elizabeth” at Oh My Godard Art Gallery at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood


      This bronze sculpture by Colombian sculptor Nana Lopez stands prominently at the Oh My Godard Art Gallery, named after the famed, olive-centric artist Michael Godard.

      The colorful statue is modeled after an ostrich and is the most valuable piece in the store.

      It was inspired by the vibrant colors of a Colombian market and includes carvings of animals, fruits, vegetables, birds and artifacts.

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