Water is life: we have been taught so as children. True enough, water helps us with a healthy heart, weight loss, energy, headache, digestive problems, etc. It offers a thorough internal cleansing. And the obvious goes unnoticed as we forget to thank water for quenching our thirst every now and then. But, the price of water is gradually increasing, and some brands, who produce designer water in bottles, are not helping, at all. These highly expensive bottled designer waters may be purified or distilled or sparkling, and sourced from rain, artesian well or directly from the spring. Let us take a look at 10 Expensive Bottled Designer Waters.
The AquaDeco comes in bottles of 750 ml which are available at the cost of $12. Its claim to fame? Well, the water from the untouched and unspoiled glacial springs of Canada, created during the ice age 18000 years ago, and is thus the purest form of water. It even won the gold medal for the best non-carbonated spring water, back in 2007. It comes in an extremely attractive, ornamental bottle.
9. Christian Lacroix–Evian 2008 Limited Edition
French company Evian, which launches a new edition of bottled water every year collaborated with famous design house Christian Lacroix, to create The Christian Lacroix edition in 2008, to be sold at a premium price. The ordinary prêt-à-porter bottle with a snowflake/lace design is easier to find, while doll-shaped haute couture bottles, with only 99 pieces worldwide, are priced $13.95 on the website.
8. 10 Thousand BC
10 Thousand BC retrieved water from the descending from a secure, environmentally protected watershed, in an isolated area, uninhabited by animals and humans, in the Coastal Glacier Mountain Range, off the coast of Canada, which can be reached by travelling through the Desolation Sound. Each 750 ml bottle of water, is available at a whopping price of $14, and is undoubtedly for the rich.
Veen Waters was the brainchild of a group of friends who had a conversation that led to a startup in 2006. Priced $23, each bottle of Veen contains water from the Konisaajo spring in the Finnish Lapland. The water has extremely low mineral content, which is a reason why it is internationally famous. The water tastes unusually smooth. Veen is available in 23 different countries in Europe.
6. Hawaiian Deep Sea Water
The Hawaiian Deep Sea Water has all the ingredients needed for a healthy body. One of the reasons why it is one of the most expensive bottled designer waters is that the water comes from 3000 feet under the Pacific Ocean surface, where the water, clocked at 43 degrees, is completely free from any kind of pollutant that may contaminate it if it were on the surface. Each bottle of this water is $33.5.
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5. Bling H2O
The name itself suggests that there is a sparkle factor in it. Kevin G. Boyd created this high-end bottled water, and was initially introduced only to some actors and athletes, before going public. The water, which is from Tennessee spring, is packaged in frosted bottles studded with Swarovski crystals, and is corked like champagne bottles. Each bottle of this designer water is priced at $40.
4. Hello Kitty Fillico
To celebrate the 35th birthday of Hello Kitty, Japanese “jewelry water” company Fillico launched the Hello Kitty line of luxury water. Each Swarovski-encrusted bottle of Hello Kitty Fillico is priced $100, and one can get his name engraved on it for another $25. The bottles come in 5 colours and themes: red for friendship, pink for cute, yellow for “heartful,” green for wish and lavender for sweet.
From the house of the Japanese company Fillico comes another expensive bottled designer water, priced at $219 per bottle. The water is from Osaka in Japan, and is packaged in an elegant bottle built like a chess piece, specially a king or a queen. The bottles are decorated with Swarovski crystals, and are topped with golden crowns with more stones. Together, it can be a celebrity in its own right.
2. Kona Nigari Water
The Kono Nigari Water is actually desalinated water collected from a few thousand feet below the ocean surface, off the island of Hawaii, and it is sold in Japan. Each bottle is priced at a staggering $402. The water inside each of these highly priced bottles claim to be different from the ordinary, since it has the power to help lose weight, improve the tone and quality of skin, and reduce stress.
1. Acqua di Cristallo “Tributo a Modigliani”
The Acqua di Cristallo “Tributo a Modigliani” is a bottle of designer water by Paolo di Verachi. The hand-made bottle, encrusted in 24 karat gold, has artwork based on Italian artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani. The water is a mix of Fiji and France’s spring waters, and actual glacier water from Iceland, with 5mg of 23-karat gold dust. Priced at $60,000, even its replicas cost $275-3600.
Thomas Muller said, “We will never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” But, quite clearly, these highly expensive bottled designer waters have pretty much preponed the point of reaching such an epiphany about the value of water. Or, perhaps, with so many people wasting water, the liquid life in its most purified form is gradually on its way to explain the true value of Muller’s words. But, then again, on second thought, it’s probably just businessmen robbing us.