When it comes to having the best home interiors, there is so much more that a nice sofa or a good stove to consider. We also desire to add a bit of luxury to our homes that can make it more exclusive and unique. And that is precisely the case of the following bathtubs, which are the most expensive bathtubs for luxury bathrooms. Scroll down to meet them and know why they are so valuable.
Le Grand Queen
This bathtub is carved from a gemstone called Caijou, which a extremely rare stone used by ancient civilizations as it is believed to contain healing properties. It is so rare that the source of the gem is still kept a secret. Simon Krapf, the designer, used 10-ton of this gem to craft the tub in the shape of a Indonesian canoe. Together with a team of other stonemasons, he spend endless hours to compete the piece. The most expensive piece was sold to an anonymous buyer at the Dubai International Jewelry festival. Price: $1,700,000
The Baldi Rock Crystal Bathtub
Luca Bojola designed 3 pieces of ultra high-end bathtubs for Baldi, Italian interiors firm. He made use of 10-ton Amazonian crystal to carve each piece. In addition, it is sculpted with diamond cuts. The partial rough edges on this tub enhance the natural beauty of the rock used. Two of the pieces are already sold. One was purchased by a Russian tycoon for about $858,763 back in 2008 and the other by a British socialite by the name Tamara Ecclestone for $1,000,000 in 2011. The remaining piece is at Harrods and is valued at the price of $790,310.
Baldi Malachite Bathtub
The designer of this fabulous boat-shaped tub is an Italian luxury designer called Luca Bojola. He crafted it using pure turquoise malachite and set it on 24 karat gold plated feet. Price: $222,000
Baldi Amethyst Bathtub
It is a purple beauty with 24-karat gold legs. With it comes matching accessories; lotion dispenser, tumbler and a soap dish. Curious about how much the solid Amethyst is worth? Then you need to get back to the 18th century, just like ruby, diamond, emerald and sapphire, Amethyst was considered a rare gemstone. Price: $121,200
Newton Bathtub from Maison Valentina
Newton is an outstanding moment of design inspiration. This bathtub features a curved lip style shape, a timeless detail that conveys comfort, made out of gold painted casted iron, revealing its entire golden interior. The high-gloss black and gold lacquered spheres make the perfect combination to make this a sculptural and artistic piece. Price: under request.
Just in case you did not get the name clearly, it is made of gold. A Japan hotel, Kominato Hotel, opened the tub for use by their guests. They were just allowed a few hours each day for security reasons. Despite that minor restriction, it was a main attraction for visitors. It makes one think if the elite would just visit the hotel to use this tub. Made of solid gold, this beauty piece weighs 176 pounds. One funny thing, this piece was stolen back in 2007. Not even one witness was found. Price: $987,000
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