Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Lady Hooligan on cheap jewellery…

I have recently lost my cellular phone to the more criminal element of our society… That was a disaster, as I have lost many numbers with it, but also a blessing in disguise.

In my quest to replace the phone, I found an online auction site. There were many cell phones on offer, some even better than the one I had, but sadly, most beyond my price range. However, I noticed that Wednesdays were cheap auction days, with very, very low starting prices, and hoped that I could find something then…

The first Wednesday, I logged on early, only to find that the auction had already begun and that no decent phones were left within my price range… Those that were, were either outdated or not fancy enough… Frustrated, I decided to browse through other sections of the “Sale”…

It was then that I saw that there were many gemstones on offer… There were some very expensive diamonds, but also rubies and other coloured stones at less exorbitant prices. So I decided to wager a bid… or two!

And then I got an e-mail to say that my first bid had won. At half the amount that I was willing to pay! I was now the owner of almost 1 carat’s worth of ruby! And not long after that, I heard that I had won the second gemstone, too!

Now I have two rubies. I am going to have the one set into a ring, and the other into a pendant... Can’t wait to show my friends how cheaply one can look really, really beautiful!

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