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Bathroom Bling Breaks Price Records

Care to powder your nose with pure platinum? Or visit ‘the throne’ in real 24 karat gold? Now the precious metals that are fixtures in our jewelry boxes are literal fixtures in our, ahem, little girls rooms.

Luxist reports some of the most expensive bathroom tiles on the market today can be yours for a mere $615 per 2′ x 2′ square. The pieces are a reproduction of Gustav Klimt’s famous work “The Kiss” and use pure 24 kt gold and platinum as well as colored ceramic to bring the romantic piece to a bathroom near you. Pure gold and platinum tile fittings are also available for borders and space fillers.

Imagine what they could do with ‘The Scream”.

The craftsmanship involved in creating the tiles involved a three-year planning process that culminated with 17 separate firings in the kiln according to Luxist. The limited edition pieces are available through British tile experts, Original Style.

Would you put precious metals in the ‘WC” if you could afford it? Or is the bling best left to rooms with more, um, aspirational undertones?

The Jewelry Insider

January 5, 2010

Gold jewelry will always make my heart sing (despite the skyrocketing price these days), but there are some folks who take their gold obsessions to ridiculous heights.

Sure, we’ve heard of gold iphones, gold cars and gold fashion – but some folks want to trade in their Evian for a fancy bottle of gold-leaf spring water at a price you won’t believe.

Billed by Exousia Luxury as an ‘anti aging and anti-stress elixir’, the company is putting natural spring water in a fancy bottle, throwing in some 24 karat gold petals and calling it the fountain of youth. Think Goldschlager for the health conscious.

So how much does it cost? Well, that’s a big secret. You have to fill out a form on their website to qualify for that information, apparently. (Is this the Soho House or glorified tap water?). HOWEVER, this entry on the Luxury Insider site claims one bottle is $24,000! Seriously!!

I suggest staying young by indulging in a little gold retail therapy instead. These gold hoops from JCPenney are under $50 on Jewelry.com – just one example of many gold gems you can get without taking out a second mortgage to quench your thirst.