Luxurious diamond candle retails at $5k

A diamond-adorned scented candle could cost the buyer $5,000.

A luxurious candle-holder complete with its own diamond necklace could cost buyers in the region of $5,000 (£3,188).

Writing for Oneindia, Denise Baptise noted that the ornament, which comes with a sparkling bejewelled chain in the shape of a bow, is made up of 38 precious tones weighing 2.23 carats, as well as14-carat white gold.

The Ultimate Luxury Candle is fragranced and when lit, the flame bounces off the gems – it also comes in a presentation box decorated with a white satin bow and the necklace can be worn separately.

Ms Baptiste describes it as being "the finest and most expensive" decoration that can be bought for a birthday or anniversary.

This week, a tequila distillery in Mexico launched what it claims to be the most expensive liquor bottle in the world, a diamond-encrusted vessel estimated to cost in the region of $3.5 million.

Hacienda La Capilla already holds the Guinness world record for the most valuable drinks container after another of its creations sold for $225,000 in 1996.