What are the most expensive water brands in the world in 2018? The Beverly Hills 9OH2O Luxury Diamond Collection currently holds the record as the most expensive water product. Here’s a quick look at top 12 record holders for 2018:
Water is such a basic commodity that we may take it for granted–with many preferring to whip out their expensive beer and fine wine during momentous occasions. However, multiple businesses have tapped the potential of water in the past few years, turning it into a luxury item that rival designer handbags and watches. A study from consulting firm Zenith Global even shows that the market for expensive water brands is growing nine percent annually and is currently valued at $147 billion.
But why are the most expensive water brands sought after by many individuals? Some brands are simply manufactured in factories while others secure their water from the deepest and purest body of water in the world. Some even choose to adorn the bottle with precious stones and gold as if it were an art piece that would be auctioned off, thus jacking up the prices even higher.
Luxury water brands even has its own connoisseurs called water sommeliers, people knowledgeable with the various filtering processes and best combinations to pair certain kinds of water with specific meals and dishes. They can turn something like tap water into an unforgettable drinking experience, or so they say. Alongside the water sommeliers come luxury water bars, carrying an assortment of water brands with varying prices.
With the rise of luxury water brands comes thousands, if not millions, of people protesting of this market as insensitive to the water shortage issues that is plaguing billions of people in multiple countries. Certain groups have even poked fun at the idea of luxury water. For example, non-profit group Lien AID launched a SGD $1,260-worth luxury water bottle. They served this to the public during a two-day pop up water bar, and this culminated with an advocacy that states “water is luxury, but it shouldn’t be.”
Without further ado, here’s the full details on the priciest water products of 2018:
Starting off our list is one of the many costly water brands that aren’t manufactured in a factory. The 10 Thousand BC sources its water from the Hat Mountain Glacier in Canada. Many luxury water brands opt for glacier waters as it is not filtered from the ground, thus ensuring it is uncontaminated and untouched by anyone. The bottle also comes with a high-end packaging, rocking an elegant, premium glass case.
Berg Water is naturally acquired from Canada’s remote island Newfoundland. The iceberg-filled area is said to be one of the most pristine places in the world due to its far-flung location, thus the water harvested is said to be purely virginal and void of contaminants. To better suit the high-end market, the water is encased in a special packaging that best represents the purity of nature.
Harvesting the water from Newfoundland is quite difficult due to the harsh conditions of Newfoundland, thus resulting in limited production. Nonetheless, this results in minimal environmental repercussions, especially considering that the water collected is solely derived from melted icebergs.
Harvested from multiple natural spring sources in the world, VEEN offers luxury waters that are of utmost purity and unspoiled by nitrate. The first spring water of VEEN originated from Finnish Lapland, while its second source came from Bhutan’s spring mineral water. Veen’s spring water, which is low on mineral content, is filtered through an ice and thus resulting in a smooth texture. Meanwhile Veen’s mineral water is best for hydration due to its rich mineral content. Regardless of which type of water you decide to buy, it’ll be encased in an exclusive glass that looks gorgeous enough to be displayed.
SOMA is one of the more unique expensive brands on this list. The company, which is known for creating water filter pitchers, came out with a shatter-resistant glass water bottle with a grip protection sleeve. SOMA’s water bottle casing comes in a variety of colors to simulate an active lifestyle, ushering users to stay hydrated at all times by bring the durable bottle in their day-to-day activities.
The bottle was created with sustainable materials, such as the cap being made out of bamboo. Portion of the company’s profits also goes to water project charities in hopes of providing clean drinking water to everyone.
The Frosted Glass Collection bears Bling H2O’s traditional designs, carrying Swarovski crystals to razzle dazzle any onlookers. One glance at this product and you’ll immediately see that it’s targeted at the high-end luxury crowd, though this was not the case before as the company was more selective on recipients, initially hand-selecting famous personalities to use the brand. Bling H2O’s even clearly states its target market in its tagline: “It’s not for everyone… just those that bling.”
Iluliaq is derived from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier in Greenland, which has been a UNESCO protected site since 2004. The icebergs are carried onto a boat by local workers, before being carried onto vats so it melts naturally. Similar to Berg Water, production on Iluliaq is limited due to its reliance on environmental factors and natural elements.
Each Iluliaq purchased will feel special, with the company abstaining from stocking up on bottle to ensure item delivered is the freshest of quality. To make this possible, each bottle is dated and the customer’s name is jotted down on the label.
An arctic expedition to Europe’s Svalbard is commenced to make one of the purest water available you can purchase and gift to your friends and loved ones, with the company offering various gift packs that have an elegant tube. Svalbarði also recognizes that the water should be encased in a premium bottle that it deserves. Its main vessel is made of extra-flint glass while the wooden cap bears the resemblance of an arctic driftwood.
Sophistically encased in uniquely designed bottles adorned with a myriad of Swarovski crystals, Filico offers Japanese craftmanship at its finest while you delight on refreshing yourself with a smooth, high quality natural mineral water sourced from Kobe, Japan. Filico offers various water bottles that have an angelic and royal-like design. The company states that it’s a perfect gift for your loved ones as the bottles symbolizes brightness of purity and innocence.
Harvested 2,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean of Hawaii, this desalinated deep seawater from Kona Nigiri is said to bring plenty of health benefits to consumers due to the special qualities it contains. The packaging leaves much to be desired for the premium price of this product sold exclusively in Japan, but its the cleanliness and health benefits that matter most for people interested in Kona Nigari.
How do you easily make the Swarovski adorned Bling H2O products more expensive? It’s quire simple. Fill em’ up with more Swarovski crystals! Bling H2O was quite literal in naming The Ten Thousand, as the bottle comes embellished with 10,000 Swarovski crystals. With this bottle in tow, you’ll truly stand out blinging from the crowd.
With Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani, you can get a taste of both water and gold. The hand-crafted bottle, which is made out of 24-karat gold with 5mg of 23 K gold dust, was based on the artwork of Italian artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani. Contained inside this extravagant 1.250ml bottle is a combination of glacier water from Iceland and natural spring waters from France and Fiji Islands. Sadly, you won’t get to try a sip of Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani because it was sold at auction for $60,000 back in 2010.
Topping the list of our most expensive water brands of 2018 is the Beverly Hills 90H20 Luxy Collection Diamond Edition. Beverly Hills has always hailed itself as the champagne of water due to its great tasting water sourced from northern California’s mountain springs. The company has has outdone itself this time as this edition, which is touted to be “the ultimate in water,” is sourced from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and was instilled with minerals, potassium, calcium, and minerals to enhance its taste and nutrients.
The Luxy Collection Diamond Edition’s bottle, which was designed by jeweler Mario Padilla, comes with a white gold cap encrusted with 14-karat gold comprising of over 250 black diamonds and 600 G/VS white diamonds. Only nine bottles were ever made, and purchasing one will net you a one-year supply of the Beverly Hills 9OH2O Lifestyle Collection.
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