Tiffany & Co. on Monday announced the debut of its luxury Home & Accessories Collection, and it wasn’t long before the internet zeroed in on the price tags of what the company described as “everyday objects.” Among those products introduced by the line was a $9,000 ball of yarn and a $1,000 tin can.

The yarn ball is one of a limited edition of five and is crafted of “handspun strands of textured sterling silver,” according to the company’s website. Potential buyers may be interested to know the nearly $10,000 silver object will be shipped free of charge.

The internet was quick to move on the company’s line of “extraordinary” ordinary objects, which include a protractor, ruler, crazy straw, paint can, first aid box and faux paper cup — all wildly more expensive than their utilitarian equivalents.

“Should I buy a new iPhone or get a tin can from Tiffanys,” one social media user remarked. Another tweeted: “Tiffany & Co's latest collection, Everyday Objects, is here to troll us all.”

“I think what makes the collection unique is that it incorporates the best quality, craftsmanship and design with a level of functionality that allows you to use these things every day,” Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer at Tiffany & Co., said in a statement. It was unclear, however, precisely how one might “use” a solid ball of silver.

The company described the line as possessing “a whimsical wink that is quintessentially Tiffany.”

“The luxury house is known for its tongue-in-cheek approach to design, and the Tiffany Archives serve as a wellspring of inspiration for a series of objects in this collection, many of which can be engraved to make them uniquely personal,” the company said in a press release.


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