Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wedding China

If you can't wait for the pirated DVD of the upcoming royal wedding, relax--you can buy some other cheap commemorative junk:
Chinese vendors looking to cash in on the frenzy over the April wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton are selling copies of her engagement ring for as little as three dollars.

Knock-offs of the 45,000-dollar sapphire-and-diamond ring that the prince gave to Middleton -- and once worn by his mother, Princess Diana -- are on offer at various shops on, China's largest online mall.

Most are selling for less than 100 yuan (15 dollars), with the cheapest -- allegedly made of zircon and unspecified alloys -- available for just 19.9 yuan, or about three dollars, according to Taobao pages searched by AFP.
What do you want to bet that the "unspecified alloys" include frightfully lethal amounts of lead?

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