Man dons pure gold face mask bling worth Sh 4.1 Million

A man in India's western Maharashtra state is weathering the pandemic in style -- by wearing a face mask made of pure gold.

Shankar Kurhade told local Indian media that his mask weighs 50 grams total, and cost around $3,870 to have it made for him by a jeweler.

He claimed it will protect him from the new coronavirus, and that small punctures in the mask allow him to "breathe properly".