Nordstrom is selling rocks for $85 ... and of course they sold out

"A paperweight? A conversation piece? A work of art? It's up to you ... "

If you needed yet another reason why the world has gone crazy, Nordstrom has been selling stones in a leather pouch for $85 – and they've sold out.

A stone. From California. In a leather pouch. For $85. Sold out.

It could well have been the result of opportunistic buyers looking to cash in on demand for the stone after its online listing went viral earlier this week.

Or maybe people just really want a stone in their house. Maybe it would really tie the room together?

Nordstrom tries really hard to sell the rock to customers, with its description saying: "A paperweight? A conversation piece? A work of art? It's up to you," adding that it's "sure to draw attention wherever it rests." (Possibly by guests saying: "Oh my god, you paid $85 for a stone??")

To be fair, the stone does come in a "vegetable-tanned American leather" pouch, which was "cut, shaped, sewn and finished by hand in artist Peter Maxwell's Los Angeles studio" – so maybe that's what you're paying for.

If $85 is too rich for your blood, Nordstrom is also selling a small stone for $65.

A spokesperson told CNN the items are legit, and while they're sold out online, a couple of the smaller rocks were available at the Chicago location.

Many of the on-site reviews have been removed by Nordstrom, which is a shame as some of them were great. People has listed a few of them here, including one reviewer who describes the pouch as a "perfect holster for your slappin' stone."

Another titled their review "Chose this over food."

And naturally there's a NordstromRock Twitter account.

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