Japan jeweler Ginza Tanaka unveils $2M gold Christmas tree

Jordan Chittley

If you are on the hunt for that perfect Christmas tree, but can't stand falling needles and don't like plastic, check out this one made of pure gold.

Tokyo jeweler Ginza Tanaka unveiled this shiny marvel worth just under $2 million on Tuesday.

The tree is about 2.4 metres high and weighs 12 kg. It's adorned with golden plates and about 60 heart-shaped ornaments made of pure gold and decorated with ribbon.

The company became well-known in the community after creating a 24-karat gold horse for Japan's newborn prince. In 2006, they also created a pure gold tree that cost $850,000.

While it is the most expensive tree Ginza Tanaka has ever created, it is far from the most expensive tree ever.

Emirates Palace, a seven-star hotel in Abu Dhabi, unveiled a 13-metre fake evergreen tree in its lobby worth about $11 million last holiday season. It was decorated with silver and gold bows, ball-shaped ornaments and small white lights. The real value from the tree however, came from the necklaces, earrings and other jewelry that contained 181 diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and other precious stones that draped over the trees branches.

The trickiest part about purchasing the solid gold tree may be finding gifts worthy enough of going under it.