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The Jewelry Insider

February 13, 2008

If you’re planning on doing some redecorating, you may want to consider adding a discreet touch of opulence to the rooms.

A Picasso and Monet can be picked up at any auction house. Antiques are simple used leftovers, and designer furniture goes out of style as quickly as it came in. We’ve found a few true gems that will make your bathrooms a conversation piece and your dining room table truly fit for a king.

Bathroom Jewels

Starting off with probably the most important piece of ‘furniture’ in the house – the throne. It was Lenin who dreamt of creating a golden toilet for the masses, but it was a jeweler in Hong Kong who rolled up his sleeves and plunged into a golden lav. When it comes to the ‘little room’ a trip to the Orient will provide some decorating tips like this 24 K gold toilet complete with gold wash basins, toilet brushes, toilet paper holders, mirror frames and wall-mounted chandeliers. The price a couple of years ago for this golden bowl was around $4 million, but today it’s probably nearer $8 million. Would have been a great investment…

Bathtub Brilliance

Any ole Trump can buy themselves a marble bath but very few go that extra step to bathe in a tub of pure gem. This Amethyst bath by Baldi is probably the most opulent tub in town. There are even gem accessories such as an amethyst soap dish, lotion dispenser and tumbler.

Dining Room

Crystal glasses are, well, out of style. It’s time to update your stemware collection with something a little more ‘forever’; a set of glasses with a diamond inside. Glass artist Tobias Berger and Natascha Marx have launched a set of handcrafted stemware, caviar dishes, napkin rings, and ashtrays all featuring diamonds. Their “Imperial” Champagne glass has 8.1 carats worth of diamonds and is plated with 180 grams or 6.34 oz of gold. Each glass, which they claim is the world’s most expensive, is selling for about $96,109.

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