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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Will Dame Honoria be able to resist...?

Fresh from discovering an Etsy jewellery shop offering quite staggering discounts, I have hot-footed it to the blog to spread the word while these bargains are still available.

Veronica (who designs and creates her jewellery out of her studio in Colorado) is offering an "Inventory Reduction Sale". This means that your discount increases the more you buy.

If you buy goods to the value of $40, you'll get 20% off your invoice.

If you buy goods to the value of $100, you'll get 40% off your invoice.

And, if you buy goods to the value of $200, you'll get 50% off.

Shipping is free to everywhere (for a limited time).

Now, what makes this offer even more appealing is the fact that Veronica is applying it to the items which have already been reduced. And some of them have already been reduced a lot.

Take this chap, for instance:-

This is a tourmaline smoky quartz necklace. Originally $625, it's been reduced by 65% to $218.75 in the sale. If you were to buy it, you would have ordered to the value of over $200, so you'd get a further 50% reduction on the sale price, bringing it to $109, which is just under £55. And that's $516 less than the original asking price.

Now, admittedly, this particular item is not to my taste. I don't wear gold, and yellow does terrible things to my skin tone. But it's clearly well-made and is, without a shadow of a doubt, a bargain. In any event, I have already availed myself of the items which were most to my taste, so those have gone. (I will have to move some money around to pay for my purchases but, at these prices, I don't care.)

I don't usually recommend an artisan before sampling his or her wares for myself, but Veronica's sales figures are encouraging, and feedback from previous buyers is fulsome. I would be very surprised if her jewellery is anything less than top-drawer.

Gentlemen who read this blog may wish to muse on the fact that Christmas (yuck!) is fast-approaching, and that the ladies in their lives will recognise high-quality jewellery when they see it, even if the gentlemen themselves cannot tell a hawk from a handsaw when it comes to what they probably consider to be ladies' fripperies.

Your impoverished, but happy, Editor


Blogger Dame Honoria Glossop said...

Ooooh you temptress!

Still, as God went to so much trouble to invent temptation it would be churlish of me to resist.

10:02 am  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Well, you'd only spend it on boring things otherwise. Like utility bills...

8:16 pm  

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