A diamond-studded, gold toilet created by a Hong Kong jeweller stole the show after it was uneiled at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. The gold toilet, costs a whopping 12 million yuan or $1.3 million.
While gold toilets aren’t uncommon, this one comes with a toilet seat made of bulletproof glass that encases 40,815 small diamonds.
Produced by Coronet, a brand owned by Hong Kong jewellery firm Aaron Shum, the lavish toilet is one of many other exquisite diamond-studded items at the event, including a white gold, diamond-encrusted guitar estimated to be worth $2 million.
A toilet studded with 40,815 diamonds worth over $1,200,000 is exhibited at the 2nd #CIIE in Shanghai. A guitar made of a 400-carat diamond and 18K white gold is also on display, with an estimated value of about $2 million. pic.twitter.com/uPYt6tSHMs
— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) November 5, 2019
Here’s a video of the toilet:
A gold #toilet studded with more than 40,000 #diamonds worth $1.2 million unveiled at the #CIIE2019. The toilet, designed by the #HongKong musician #AaronShum, will be listed in the #GuinnessWorldRecords on Nov 6. (Video: Yang Hui/GT) pic.twitter.com/VI6tlxvIKM
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) November 6, 2019
The ostentatious toilet is an attempt by the jeweller to set a Guinness World Record for “The Most Diamonds set in a Toilet”. Coronet already holds records for putting the most diamonds on a sunglass, watch, mobile case and a handbag shaped like a Coca-Cola bottle.
Although the design attracted many at the pavilion, its creator doesn’t plan to sell the toilet. Talking to MailOnline, the famous Hong Kong jeweller said, “We would like to build a diamond art museum so that more people can enjoy it”.
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