Despite that the world is in a financial mess, one bank will be issuing a diamond and gold laced MasterCard in less than two weeks.
Nicknamed the "Diamond" card, it will l carry a $1000 annual fee and issued by Kazkommerstsbank, the 2nd largest bank in the oil rich country of Kazakhstan, whose citizens have experienced new wealth lately thanks in part to skyhigh commodity prices. In case you were thinking of applying, this card will not be available outside of Kazakhstan.
The card will feature a .02 carat diamond in the center along with a picture of a winged horse for male cardholders or a peacock for females. The card will also be laced with gold. They claim they will issue them to "the best of VIP customers" and only plan to issue about 30 a month and a 1,000 cards total.
Compared to American credit cards, the features of "The Diamond" card don't even come close those of our mid-level platinum cards. The Diamond credit card will only have a credit limit of $50,000.