December 7, 2010

Tag, You're It!

Christmas shopping’s a struggle of the best of times, but when (as happened to me at the weekend) a careless shop assistant forgets to remove a security tag from your purchases, and when said tag both evades manual detection and sets off alarms wherever you go, whatever festive cheer you started off with soon evaporates.

Know what would have put a smile on my face? If I’d got home to find this had accidentally slipped into my bag.

Made from 18k gold-plated sterling silver and white diamonds SECURITY!™ is a tongue-in-cheek take on the classic shoplifter deterrent. Designed by artist Justin Gignac and made by jeweller Max Steiner the pin costs $700, or $550 if you go diamond-free. Or totally free if it happens to fall into your pocket…

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