Luxury tea pot for tea time.
Officially certified by Guinness World Records, the Egoist, valued at three million dollars, is the most expensive teapot in the world. Designed and commissioned by Nirmal Sethia, the owner of Newby Teas in England, the teapot was made by the Milanese jeweler Scavia. It is entirely paved in 1,658 D and E color grade diamonds and 386 rubies, with a central 6.67 carat Thai ruby. A ruby bead tops the lid. Mr. Sethia describes the overall dazzling effect as shining "like sun of Southeast Asia". The piece has been donated to the Chitra Collection of historic and contemporary teapots, which boasts more than 1,700 artifacts.