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Unique Ways to Own Gold

With precious metals prices tumbling over the past week, gold has held onto its value a lot better than silver. For some people, gold is the ultimate safe haven commodity.

For most people owning the metal means buying gold bars or an ETF, but some people choose to splash out on something a little more fashionable and fun, like a piece of decadent luxury that won't go out of style even if gold prices were to fall.

So here's a look at the 10 most outrageous items some people have found to stake their gold claims.

By Michael Kearns
Posted April 28, 2011

Photo: Adam Rountree | Bloomberg via Getty Images