El Septimo Cigars has released the Presidential Collection, a new series of six humidors made from pure precious stones, with Spanish cedar used for the interior and a mixture of 18K gold and silver detailing.

Each humidor is handcrafted and sized to hold approximately 100 cigars, though capacity will be determined by the sizes of the cigars placed on the two trays inside. The humidors are being produced by an undisclosed company in Italy that makes all of the company’s accessories. Additionally, each humidor comes with a built-in hygrometer, as well as a travel case and a velvet protective case.

There are six options available:

Tiger’s Eye ($3,500)

Mother of Pearl ($4,500)

Red Jasper ($3,750)

Amethyst ($4,750)

Lapis Lazuli ($5,000)

Malachite ($5,250)

The company said that each stone tells its own story, with Tiger’s Eye representing good luck, Mother of Pearl embodying a calming energy, Red Jasper providing physical and spiritual comfort and security, Malachite personifying protection from evil spirits, Amethyst exemplifying those adorned with riches and power, and Lapis Lazuli signifying the harmony of friendships.

“This project has been years in the making of meticulous planning,” said Zaya S. Younan, chairman & ceo of Younan Collection, via a press release. “Each component of these humidors has been hand-crafted, paying great attention to detail on every individual piece and component that makes up these humidors. If something was not perfect, we started from scratch. We wanted to be sure that each of these humidors not only functioned perfectly, but that they also lasted for generations and told a deeper story – afterall, what better investment than a treasure for you and your next generation to remember you by?”

The El Septimo Presidential Collection is now available via the company’s website, El Septimo Lounges, and Younan Collection hotels.

Images courtesy of El Septimo/Younan Collection.

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