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Gemstone bath sells for record $1.7m in Dubai

Luxury bathtub sold to anonymous buyer during emirate’s International Jewellery Week

Gemstone bath sells for record $1.7m in Dubai
The Le Grand Queen bath sold for more than $1m

Dubai has set a world record with the sale of a gemstone bathtub
for a staggering AED6.4m ($1.74m).

The Le Grand Queen bath, which is carved from a block of
rare gemstone, was sold to an unnamed buyer during Dubai International
Jewellery Week.

“This is our first sale worldwide,” said Reka Peresa sales
and marketing director at Caijou Group, the Austrian firm that created the
bath.

Peresa said ancient civilizations had believed the gemstone contained
healing properties.

“Ancient Chinese, Arab and Egyptian civilizations knew of
this stone’s beauty and its healing ability, having stored over 100 million
years of energy from the earth and universe,” she said.

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Chef 8 years ago

Ancient Chinese, Arab and Egyptian civilizations knew of this stone’s beauty and its healing ability, having stored over 100 million years of energy from the earth and universe.

These people i admire they can sell snowcones to eskimos.
Well done great sale. Keep the money rolling better than the banks sitting on it.