As promised yesterday, and which I failed to accomplish yesterday, here is the result of today’s search.
The magnificent thing about getting a bargain of this sort is that due to its high value, the higher the value, the greater the savings.
If you save 25% of the normal retail price by buying diamonds online, that’s $2500 saved on what would be a $10,000 ring.
The actual savings by buying online are generally a MINIMUM of 25% of the retail price. Depending on what country, and what jeweler you are dealing with you can actually save between 30% to 50% when buying online.
So having said that, here is a necklace, which is the closest match I found today, to the one mentioned in “The Necklace”.
And the price is very nice, too. Retail price I have conservatively estimated at $23,000.
BlueNile have it available at a very nice price, 25% lower than my estimate,
which is why it is definitely our
Catch Of The Day
Number of round diamonds: 115
Minimum carat total weight (ct. tw.): 9.95
Average color: H
Average clarity: SI2
I picked up a book recently called The Necklace, by Cheryl Jarvis. It is an account of when thirteen women decided to each buy a time share in a $37,000 diamond necklace.
What seemed to be the most enjoyable part of this crazy idea was the way it brought this particular group of women together and actually ended up changed their lives. With vastly dissimilar histories and lives, they transcended their individual personalities and politics through this idea of sharing this luxury item.
It took some convincing by the originator of the idea, Jonell McLain, before anyone agreed to join in. Some obviously thought that it would not work, that it would take an inordinate amount of trust for this to work. But surprisingly it worked.
I wondered though, as you’d expect me to, where would a person look if they also wanted a nice necklace.
Not everyone who sells diamonds necessarily deals with necklaces. Some really deal mostly with rings.
To be honest this can hardly classify as a
Catch of the day
as I feel that I failed in finding a place that sells a diamond necklace like the one described in the book by Cheryl Jarvis.
I would recommend getting in touch with a place that has their own jewelers like Diamonds-USA.
Also Union Diamond is going to be able to help you.
As is Brian Gavin Diamonds.
In the mean time I will keep looking and update you when I come across the diamond necklace I wish I could have found for you today.