The trend of adding precious metals and gemstones to home design is rapidly growing to the next level.


An exclusive pot from premium cookware company Fissler features solid gold handles and 200 diamonds intended to complement only the finest kitchen design aesthetics. The £100,000 produced-to-order pot will be presented at London department store Harrods from Sept. 10 through Oct. 20. While it may not require display on a rosewood pedestal similar to the one that will be at Harrods, it's definitely an item you're more likely to showcase than to use to prepare a meal.


Bear Creek Glass' $200,000 washbasin is reminiscent of the sea with its cobalt-blue shell and simulated mother-of-pearl interior. Before you lapse into sticker shock, however, know that it also features 29 carats of diamonds and 18 black pearls set in 18-karat white gold. You can catch a glimpse of it on the Fine Living television show I Want That.


If a diamond-clad sink is too excessive, opt for a bejeweled vanity waste. Murano House offers handmade watch wastes with high-grade, waterproof stainless steel watches, precious stones set into the timepieces and high-impact-strength glass that has undergone Swiss pressure testing. Prices are available via e-mail.


Just like consumer electronics, this industry is becoming flamboyant and fabulous thanks to a little bling.



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