A $5,200 present for Beyoncé's baby

Infant luxury? The sparkly "diamond bathtub" -- a gift from Kelly Rowland -- seems like a joke. It's not

Published November 10, 2011 5:00PM (EST)


"Taking a bath is a luxuary [sic] nowadays," writes designer Lori Gardner on the website for her showy Diamond Bathtub, a symbol of all that is over-the-top. And soon, the daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z will have one of her own.

"The Diamond Bathtub makes it easy to relax, unwind, and bask in the glow of a true indulgence" -- allowing you to loosen up in the presence of more than 45,000 "precious imported crystals," Gardner boasts. Sure, it might make some bathers nervous to "unwind" in a tub worth enough to feed a small army -- but how could you say no to something that "brings new meaning to indulgent 'me' time reserved for leisurely soaking in the tub"? And what baby doesn't need some me time after a long day of napping?

According to ABC News, Kelly Rowland has purchased a mini version of the "Diamond Bathtub" -- designed specifically for babies -- as a gift for Beyoncé and Jay-Z's expected baby daughter. "Your baby bathtub will be a lasting memory to keep forever!" Gardner's website raves. If nothing else, at $5,200, it seems like a rock-solid early investment.

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By Emma Mustich

Emma Mustich is a Salon contributor. Follow her on Twitter: @emustich.

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