- Tiffany & Co is selling a set of “sterling silver building blocks” for $US1,650.
- The price is for just 10 blocks.
- They’re part of the upmarket jeweller’s “Everyday Objects” collection, which also includes a $US9,000 sterling silver ball of yarn and a $US1,000 sterling silver tin can.
Christmas present shopping is never easy.
What do you get for your sister’s new boyfriend? Your boss in the office Secret Santa? Or the eight-year-old with refined tastes who appreciates the finer things in life?
If you’re struggling with the latter, fear not: Tiffany & Co has you covered with its sterling silver building blocks.
Yes, they’re essentially LEGO – but fancy.
What’s more, the set of 10 blocks is a steal at $US1,650.
“This luxurious and unique set of numbered and lettered building blocks is elevated with sterling silver and American walnut,” the description on the product page reads.
You can also engrave the blocks with up to three letters of your choosing for $US25 each.
The blocks, which have been available for over a year, recently gained traction on social media, and needless to say, most people have responded with disbelief.
“What in the world, Tiffany?!” asked one person.
What in the world Tiffany?! ????????????
Building blocks for £1,550 anyone? Or perhaps a £520 pill box? ????????????♀️
Oh sorry, forgot the £8,475 ball of yarn! B.A.R.G.A.I.N. ???????????? pic.twitter.com/8rYfMnjyId
— Nadia ❄️ (@MielandMint) December 10, 2018
“Just ludicrous,” added another.
— Yvonne cooksley (@YCooksley) December 7, 2018
“I am in shock,” expressed one Twitter user.
If you do one thing today please look at the Tiffany ‘Everyday Objects’ collection I am in SHOCK!!! Tiffany are really out here selling a single washing peg for $680 and ten Lego blocks for $2,250???? WHAT https://t.co/N46m5HISZD
— Greta (@gretatwine) December 5, 2018
Indeed, the building blocks are not the only item in the collection causing outrage.
How about a sterling silver ball of yarn for $US9,000?
Or a $US1,000 sterling silver tin can? (Free shipping and returns, though.)
As food writer Jack Monroe said, we’ve seen it all now.
Well I've seen it all now. pic.twitter.com/g5FCa2JouP
— Jack Monroe (@BootstrapCook) December 5, 2018
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