The Most Expensive Pacifier in the World
A pretty unextraordinary $7-worth pacifier is a common thing most moms use to soothe unruly, disturbed, and frightened babies. But the baby capitalists knew better.
Whoever thinks that only marriageable ladies are entitled to diamonds is surely forgetting highborn babies. For instance, gossips abound about the Brangelina baby named "Shiloh" receiving a $17000-worth diamond-and-gold-encrusted pacifier as a gift from a website called 'itsmybinky'. This news would have shaken the world, only it has not - yet.
Not until a 250-gram solid platinum pacifier worth $85,000 or £54,000 stole the spotlight and set the record as the most expensive baby dummy ever made. Russell and Case Jewelers first acquainted us with this pricey soother at UK Baby and Toddler Show last February 2-3, 2013 at BT Convention Centre in Liverpool.
In an interview, Mike Case gushed: "We wanted to make something that would stand out and something that was completely unique. That's why we decided to take on everyday object and put our spin on it so the platinum dummy was born."
A few humanitarian volunteers will frown after roughly calculating the monetary worth if £54,000 is donated for a better cause such as any of the following:
- £54,000 could pay for life-saving treatment of 144,000 children with diarrhea
- £54,000 could buy safe birth kits for 10,800 women giving birth at home
- £54,000 could buy 2160 hygiene kits with soaps, towels, and toothbrushes
Despite these possible humanitarian aids, £54,000 was paid for a monumental keepsake for elite families who can afford to spoil their tots.