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A $1.3 mn gold toilet has over 40,000 diamonds in its seat and has taken social media by storm

The ostentatious toilet is an attempt by the jeweller to set a Gunniess World Record for "The Most Diamonds set in a Toilet". Coronet already holds records for other items it has designed.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 6, 2019 3:43:25 pm
gold toilet, gold toilet diamond seat, china expo gold toilet, diamond studded gold toilet, CIIE 2019, China International Import Expo, viral news, indian express It comes with a toilet seat composed of bulletproof glass with 40,815 diamonds embedded in it — a total 334.68 carats.

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.

Here’s a video of the toilet:

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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