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I Found the Key, Tiffany Key’s, The Best for Less

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Pictured: A Beautiful Collection of Tiffany Keys
For some time, I have been lusting after a Tiffany Key pendant. I know that I am not alone in coveting this lovely object. Every weekend I see the adverts for the beautiful keys from Tiffany & Company in The New York Times. Every weekend, I think, there must be way to get one of those keys. Little did I realize until I started researching them, that the keys are now being made in lower priced versions. Tiffany & Co. has had their key pendant collection for many years, making some of them with the priciest materials like platinum and diamonds. These high-end materials sent the prices of the beautiful keys soaring into the range of the thousands. One key was actually $15,000. Enter the great recession and Tiffany decided to make the keys in more affordable versions with materials like sterling sliver.
Pictured: My personal favorite, the Floral Key
I hope we see more luxury retailers following this trend. After all, if the best things come in the Tiffany blue box, why pay more when economical options are available? The blue box should be for everyone who enjoys beautiful things, not for just the elite who can afford the $15,000 platinum and diamond key. Luxury like everything else should come in many flavors. Check the under $150.00 link on Tiffany.com. Tiffany blue boxes for all!
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Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

5 Comments

  1. K

    September 21, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Are you sure this is a genuine Tiffany website? The site is full of typos. Even the homepage is full of spelling errors – the word “jewelry” is sometimes spelled that way, and sometimes spelled “jewelery” and “jewellry.” Seems very low budget and cheesy to me. The prices are good but can this site really be aligned with Tiffany and Co?

  2. Kristin

    September 21, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I have doubts as to whether TiffanyShop is the real deal. First off, they spelled jewelry “Jewelery”. Second, Tiffany fakes probably abound. Why spend money on a fake when you can get a (legal) knockoff or something entirely different that's legit?

  3. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Cute but just an FYI – the Tiffany Shop is not related, affiliated or sanctioned by the real Tiffany and Co. As such, the authenticity of the pieces cannot be guaranteed. They might look good and come with a blue box (as many fakes do – browse Chinatown, NY if you don't believe…) but that is no indication that it is a real T&Co. piece.

  4. MH

    September 21, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I removed Tiffanyshop.com from my post, because I Could not authenticate. It looked good upon first glance, even copying the Tiffany tradmarks and designs.

    Anyway, thank you readers for your comments!

  5. Cents in the City

    September 21, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I've found some crafters on Etsy sell some similar necklaces at just a fraction of the Tiffany's cost. Nobody sees the blue box once the key is on your neck anyway.