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This morning's Times reports the mildly terrifying news that Walmart, in a bid to expand its consumer base into slightly classier folks, has begun selling high-priced jewelry on its website.

Sometime soon, somewhere in the country, an aspiring groom will go down on bended knee, present a ribboned blue box to his sweetheart and watch as she beholds the yellow diamond ring on which he spent $10,000.

And unless his fianc e has a highly refined sense of irony, somewhere in that gentleman's mind he'll be hoping she doesn't ask where he got it.

But if she does have a highly refined sense of irony? Whoa, Nelly. She'll just love it. High-low! Trashy chic!

And we're sure your Williamsburg gal's Park Avenue parents will love you for it, too.

Where Is Wal-Mart's Fancy Stuff? Try Online [NYT]