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Fun on Friday: Russian Jeweler Offers Gold Fidget Spinner

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Last week we told you about a $185 silver paper clip made by Prada. This week, we’ve stumbled upon another option for people who like to spend money indiscriminately on trivialities.

How about a gold fidget spinner?

You’ve probably seen kids wandering around aimlessly spinning these triangle shaped gadgets between their fingers. The simple contraptions are made up of a bearing centered in a multi-lobed structure. The fidget spinner is designed to spin along its axis with little effort.

Some have theorized the toy might help people who have trouble focusing or who feel psychological stress by relieving nervous energy. There is no scientific basis for this idea. There is some anecdotal evidence suggesting the toys actually increases the stress levels of people around a fidget spinner user, creating a strong desire to choke the dog-poo out of them.

At any rate, they generally make these gadgets out of cheap metal or plastic, but Russian jewelry maker Caviar has developed a fidget spinner cast from 100 grams of gold.

You can own one for the low-low price of 999,000 rubles. That equals $19,980. According to Caviar’s website, owning a gold fidget spinner will help you stand out among the hoi polloi. (Translated from Russian by Google Translate)

This modern, original and up to genius simple accessory in your hands will attract attention and tell others about your ironic view of life, your peace of mind and wisdom, with which you make the most important decisions, easily, as if spinning a spinner in your hand. In addition, this is a great gift option, an impressive and memorable accessory for a person who has everything.

On a side-note, you might think about getting a cheaper version to spin before you plunk down your hard-earned cash for a gold fidget spinner – since the gadget apparently aids in decision-making. Just a thought. But I digress.

In December, James Plafke at Forbes dubbed the fidget spinner the “must have” office toy for 2017.

If you find your fingers are generally a raw, bloody mess due to your boredom-induced nail-biting, or you’re driving your cubicle neighbors insane from your desk-drumming and pen-clicking, fidget toys might be the cure for your nervous or bored energy. Stress balls and desk toys have been around forever, but a recent trend in fidget toys adds a collectible, high quality — and often expensive — flair to finding a place to dump your excess energy.”

Did he say “expensive?” Somehow I bet he wasn’t thinking nearly $20k expensive.

Like the $185 silver paper clip, the golden fidget spinner underscores the value of precious metals. Nobody would get $20K for a brass toy. The value comes from the gold.

Of course, there are probably better options when it comes to buying gold than dropping a bunch of cash on a fidget spinner. You can easily invest in gold and enjoy the wealth it affords. All you have to do is punch a few digits into your phone. Call 1-888-GOLD-160 and one of our of our precious metals specialist will help you get your hands on the treasure you desire. No spinning necessary.

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