Saudis opt for gold-encrusted baby bottles

Dunya News

The lavish feeders fetch prices ranging from $400 to $1,333.

RIYADH (Dunya News) – Born with a ‘silver spoon’ needs to be rephrased as the Saudis are now opting for baby feeding bottles encrusted with carats of gold.

According to Al Arabiya, the photos of baby bottles plated with 18 carat gold have gone viral on social networking websites this week, as the lavish feeders fetch prices ranging from $400 to $1,333.

Gold-plated baby bottles in a Saudi Arabia shop

The bottles are made with gold, diamonds and other precious stones.

The website suggests that the prices vary depending on their weight and caliber whereas the gold purity in the bottles is up to 21 carat.

Reportedly, the photo of one of the bottles that went viral was taken in a gold shop in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Gold-plated pacifiers 

Traders say the bling baby bottles are not new but are also not widespread.

There are also Italian-gold-plated pacifiers - the price ranging $93 and $173. But unlike the bottles, the pacifiers are in high demand due to their cheap price. They are usually gifted to newborn babies.