The world’s most expensive dummy has been made in Liverpool.
The extravagant solid platinum pacifier – weighing more than 250 grams – was made to launch the North West’s Baby and Toddler Show this weekend.
The dummy is thought to cost around £54,000 and was created by Matt Case from Russell and Case Jewellers in the Bling Bling building on Hanover Street. It is worth five times as much as the previous record holder – a $17,000 white gold and diamond dummy in the US.
Visitors to the event, to be held on 2nd and 3rd February, will see the soother displayed at the BT Convention Centre.
Manager of Russell and Case Jewellers and creator of the dummy, Matt Case, said: “The UK Baby and Toddler Show approached us to do something really bold and really different so we decided to make the world’s most expensive dummy and put our own twist on it.
“The previous one is from America so for Liverpool to now have the world’s most expensive, it is exciting. We took a normal baby’s dummy and scanned it and had it cast so it just looks like any other baby’s dummy but it’s made in platinum. It’s full sized; it just weighs an absolute ton!”
Marketing and events manager, Laura Davies, said: “We can’t wait for it to actually arrive at the show and for all the customers to come down and see it. It’s just pure bling, how can it not be? Especially in Liverpool; I think it’s the right place for it to be showcased.
She added: “The baby and toddler show is the biggest of its kind, especially in the North West, and to have the most expensive dummy in the world just showcases how big the show is as well.”
Around 200 local, regional and national exhibitors will be providing a wide range of baby and toddler products and offering advice to expectant mothers and families.
There are also expected to be a number of fun-filled activities across the weekend and entrants will have the opportunity to see the winner of The Next Top Toddler model competition crowned at the large scale consumer event.