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Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci…shop like a celebrity for less

Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci…shop like a celebrity for less

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A model with no name recognition, who many photographers started to photograph outside the 2009 Spring collection Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While flipping through the pages of vogue and other fashion staples recently, I found myself studying photos of celebrities carrying stunning designer handbags. Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and the like were being carried around town by everyone who was anyone.  As I was admiring, somewhat jealously, the shameless array of outrageously expensive bags, an idea suddenly came to me! Instead of paying a fortune for a Chanel classic I could buy it for a fraction of the price in a pre-owned store. As long as I’m in the mood why not look for a lightly loved pre-owned Louis Vuitton bag. Of course you may not be buying the newest style but many designer handbags are classics and are made for many years with no change. High end Pawn shops and resale stores are good places to start looking. Fabulous designer discoveries have been made in these stores, and, after all, the fun is in the hunt girls! I’ve read that celebrities also shop these pre-owned stores from time to time for designer handbags and vintage clothing.

How about those absolutely gorgeous sky high patent leather Christian Louboutin shoes? Who can resist wearing those distinct red bottoms, even holding on to a railing while you walk, they still look sexy! Did you know that you can find them pre-owned also? Sometimes they are hardly worn, worn once or not at all! At over $800 new it’s definitely worth finding them for 25-50% off the retail.

If you’re thinking, I wouldn’t spend that kind of money on designer handbags, just count up how much you’ve spend on shoes and handbags over the years. I’ll bet it’s a lot! I have always preferred to purchase a few good designer pieces that will last for years and go with everything, and here’s the best part…………… if you buy designer you can always trade or sell your shoes and handbags to a high end Pawn Shop or resale store when you finally decide that you’re in the mood for something new!

By Dana, of Boca Raton Pawn, a high end loan and Boca Raton pawn shop.

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Chumlee, Les Gold, and Jimmie DeRamus are Reality Pawn Stars

As promised, we are going to go down the road with some interesting tidbits on some characters from pawn shop reality TV shows. Before getting their big break on Pawn Stars, Chumlee, aka Austin Russell, was quite the avid pawn shop regular. Considered to be like a son to Rick Harrison, Chumlee had spent a lot of his boyhood time with friend Corey Harrison. This time has obviously paid off, and he goes right along with the punches that come his way from the Harrison clan.

Reality TV has  also given some spotlight to Les Gold, a 40 year veteran to the pawn shop industry. This generational family business has been well established and very successful long before TruTV came along for the ride. This reality TV show has a strong following that tend to visit in person at the astonishing 50,000 square foot pawn shop; easily one of the largest in the country.

It would be impossible to not have some success in a place this big. At any rate, Les Gold knows how to run a business. With 45 employees, he has managed to grow an empire, literally, that is managed by son, daughter, wife, and some very close friends. Family is not the real qualifier here either; his two children are college graduates and know their stuff. This is one family in a pawn shop business you do not want to mess with.

Moving on, there is a newcomer to the reality TV stage; his name is Jimmie DeRamus of the new hit pawn  shop series Cajun Pawn Stars. His pawn shop has got to have some of the most unusual characters walk through his doors. While the other pawn shows experience their own wildlife, this place tops the list. In fact, when was the last time you saw a cow show up as a pawn item?

This is a simple example of what you can expect from this series; it’s no wonder they are climbing the chart. To really appreciate what I am talking about, you have to check out this show on the History Channel. Of course, there is a lot more you can find out by looking up information on Chumlee, Les Gold, and Jimmie DeRamus using the Internet. The fun part of this is that you never know exactly what or who will show up at any of the reality TV pawn shop shows. 

Buy Gold Jewelry To Be Selfless And Not Self-Absorbed

To many people, life has somewhat of a strange way of working out for the most part. It is not to say that circumstances could have not been better, but that all aspects of their existence was manageable. Funny how we get wrapped in a routine of work, children, marriage, and so on to find out later that time has just flown by. Although life has been okay, there are decisions that could be reflected upon that most people would probably change if given a second chance. This is not a bad thought; just remember that dwelling on the past is not necessarily healthy.

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Life's simple designs can sometimes be all that is needed to inspire and motivate someone to improve their life.

Oddly enough, and general speaking, the larger majority of individuals find that there are aspects of their relationships or profession that they aspire to improve. The biggest problem is that the fundamental knowledge to successfully do so is lacking. This does not imply that ignorance plays a role, it simply identifies a need for a demographic or sector of the population that could use some positive and pointed input to get a little help on how to best approach making changes in their lives.

Some folks have determined that being able to afford certain things in life will make all of the difference. Boosting self-confidence by being more superficial and materialistic, and becoming someone they have never been for the sake of getting a new-found attention are not some of the recommended paths to take in a self-improvement process.

There are those also who may use purchasing power as a means for validating certain behaviors. Of course, this is not to say that buying that special someone in life a gold ring or seeking a place where they sell jewelry with the intent of spending some serious cash is a bad idea. These occasions are for being completely selfless and imparting of your substance for the benefit of someone else.

Pursuing a positive and productive path for improving certain aspects of life can be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling experiences. Seek out those who can help you achieve goals that will ultimately establish a new course of action to a life of happiness and an improved self-esteem and confidence driving and sustaining a new energy in life.

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Gold As An Investment – Diamonds To Show Love And Devotion

If you have spent any time at all watching television, you have probably noticed the upsurge of advertisements for gold buying businesses. The economy experiences swings up and down over periods of time that can make precious metals and gems much more appealing to the investor. A question that comes to mind in regard to the best bang for the buck deals with gold and diamonds. What is the best option in a down market environment, diamonds or gold?

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Diamonds are anyone's best friend, especially when they are on sale.

The answer can depend on recent history prior to a down-turn in the business sectors. During more prosperous times, records indicate that diamonds are more popular overall among jewelry and precious metal items. While being popular, diamonds are also more costly. Oddly enough, when the economy is in negative territory, diamonds will cost less; however, the opportunity to sell diamonds is diminished for obvious reasons. When those who usually would have money to pay for the diamonds in jewelry form or on watches, they are not in a position to do so at a time of low employment numbers.

On the other hand, gold has a very different opportunity. As a rule, gold is a liquid asset and can be sold daily in a market environment being traded. Buy gold in a positive or negative market atmosphere as a plus and asset to the investor. Commonly, those who trade gold on a regular basis find it a great hedge against a weak dollar that is indicative of a down economy. Comparing gold against diamonds, it is far better to make gold the investment for a diversified portfolio. Diamonds are always a wonderful purchase for gift-giving and showing love and devotion to family and friends.

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Dig Deep – Dig Often – Dig For Gold

Dig deep, dig often, and dig for gold. This little phrase speaks volumes when talking about pawn shops. The variance in what the pawn brokering industry will be glad to take off of your hands runs wide and deep; wide in the sense of a spectrum of items, and deep refers to just how much you want to pawn.

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The industry has been around for a very long time and has progressively done extremely well, especially in the past several years. Reason for a tremendous growth that most notably started about four years ago range from the rich off-loading discretionary luxury items to the less fortunate simply needing cash. Some of the most successful pawn shops are located in the more well-off locations around the country. Whether it is in some prominent locale in California or at some Boca Raton pawn shop, there is money out there to spend when the deals are too great to ignore.

What has transpired in these past few years is a market literally saturated by those who just had would sell jewelry, boats, cars, or pawn gold in any form. This unloading has created a very lucrative pre-owned market that those with discretionary cash can have a field day with when it comes to shopping for bargains. Deals on a Rolex, Cartier, or on some really elegant jewelry are almost unbelievable.

On the other hand, there are those who really do not have much to spend, but find the opportunity too great to pass up on some power tools, electronics, and outdoor or sporting goods. This inventory is a result of those who elected to dig deep, dig often, and dig for that unwanted gold.

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Buying or Selling Iphones or Ipods

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Buy Sell iPhone

Most of us have been there – just got a new phone and a few months later, bam, another newer and better one is on the market. If you are one of those who really try to stay on top of technology and its impressive changes, then the problem of unloading what you have is something to deal with quite frequently. Well, there is a solution. Drive on down to a pawn shop that will serve your needs; there is a real motivation to serve all of those Ipod and Iphone owners. Obviously, no one wants to lose money on a purchase. That is why pawn shops are a wonderful option; besides, they will do what it takes to earn your business.

One of the goals that you will probably have is to retain as much cash as possible to make your next purchase of a new phone or other portable technology. This is natural, and you can’t be faulted for this. A pawn shop that literally specializes in taking care of customers like you is worth the drive and your business. Being served as a customer and not a dollar sign means a whole lot more and goes a long way to retaining anyone’s business.

Buy or Sell Iphones

If you don’t have a need for a new Iphone or Ipod, then the pawn shop is a great option to reduce cost and purchase a previously owned piece of technology that you can rely upon. What a tremendous experience to be able to have such a great selection right in front of you; and  so convenient as well. Talk about a great shopping experience, and just in time for getting the Christmas gifts for that special someone in your life. So, strap on a smile and get ready to satisfy
that itch or inkling to do shopping your way; hassle free.

Boca Raton Pawn, Florida’s preferred Boca Pawn Broker

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Is My Rolex a Fake?

Counterfeit Rolex watches siezed by the US CBP

Fake Rolex Watches

It’s Friday afternoon and you have dropped by the local hangout with some friends from work. On the way there, you were approached by someone who claimed to have genuine Rolex watches for a huge discount. Already you are suspicious, but you decide to indulge the poor soul who you think is just trying to make a living. As he unfolds the sapphire colored velveteen material, giving the illusion of royalty being the previous owner, you see these impressive looking watches. The problem now is trying to figure out if the  merchandise before you is actually real or fake.

This little scenario is one that has been touted over the years many times. Whether it is seen in the movies or real life, it is an experience some have had. But, let’s put this into perspective and consider that the opportunity for you make a legitimate purchase from a dealer presents itself. For anyone who has desired the feel and look of a Rolex on their wrist, the compulsion to make that purchase can be intoxicating. To the buyer, beware. There are some considerations that become essential before going down that engrossing road of a Rolex purchase. To protect the initial investment of such an endeavor, a certain amount of knowledge is valuable, indeed, incredibly valuable.

If the luxury of locating an expert on Rolex watches is available, take full advantage of getting his or her advice on any watch you are considering. In fact, it is safe to say that most “legitimate” Rolex dealers will have at least one person on staff who can divulge all of the details of the watch, and how they are significant in being able to identify an authentic Rolex. By far, this is the best advice, suggestion, reminder, etc. anyone can provide.

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Boca Raton Pawnshops Need Your Unwanted Jewelry

There is a market out there that many have not noticed or taken advantage of recently. Given the time of year it is and all of the economic hardships that exist among families across this country, Boca Raton pawnshopshave a way to help out. In fact, it is a win-win situation when you think about it. Christmas shopping season is upon us and is in full swing everywhere. Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, hopefully with much joy and full stomachs. So, the official time to get that holiday gift shopping done is here and it is a great opportunity to take the time to explore your options.

christmas sphereFor those with unwanted jewelry have a tremendous opportunity to help our the local pawnshops gain an inventory that can supply them with what so many shoppers are looking for this season; jewelry for their special loved one. By selling your jewelry, whether it is gold, silver, platinum, or diamond, you can get an excellent deal to put some holiday cash in your hands…fast! Why not do yourself a favor, and at the same time, give the chance for some future customer to enjoy a fine piece of jewelry that you do not need or want any longer? This is a fantastic way to share the holiday spirit with and for others; even those you do not know.

In short, here is the crux of the matter; you sell your unwanted jewelry to your local Boca Raton pawnshop, get some cash, and a future client gets a great deal that is affordable in this tough economy. The spirit of giving has so many meanings. Expressions of love at this fabulous time of year are what make the Christmas holiday season so special and memorable. Take it to heart that when you part with some jewelry of any kind or style, the thought is translated into an expression of peace, love, and gratitude for someone that has a special place in the heart of those who made it all possible.

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A Rolex Is Not Just Another Watch!

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Over the past century or so, Rolex watches have been making a real name within the watchmaker’s community. Starting out with a few fancy watches, this organization has taken their name to new heights and branded the Rolex as one to not only own, but to become competitive. This driven by other watchmaking companies have driven this market to where hundreds of different kinds of watches, even luxury watches is being built and marketed. The intricacies in its design, its mechanisms, and its overall durability have made Rolex a target in just about every genre of watches.

However, what else sets apart this extravagant watch from the others? Is its popularity or is it the sheer number of varied products within the Rolex name? Whatever the reason, this has only added to its name recognition worldwide. Additionally, this watch is constantly battling with organizations that create fake Rolex watches in attempts to charge enormous prices for their flawed product in hopes to cash in on the brand name.

Unfortunately, this has happened a lot and many unsuspecting consumers, and in some cases a little naive, are the victims of fraud and don’t realize it until it is too late. Getting a great deal on a Rolex does not have to happen out of the trunk of a beat up Pinto or the coat pockets of a passer-by. Keep your wits about you when it comes to seeking out a great deal on a Rolex. Identifying a dealer who knows how to treat its customers and provide them with knowledgeable service staff is the beginning to earning a potential customer’s business.

The local Boca Raton pawnshops are a great place to get a fantastic deal on a genuine Rolex watch. Ask for the signs of identifying a fake Rolex. Be very insistent on getting all of the information you can to make an educated decision on this kind of a purchase. In fact, look up tips on how to spot a less than genuine Rolex by searching the internet; plenty of information is readily available for your perusal. Enjoy the opportunity of owning a Rolex and trust in a dealer who can earn the business of a serious client.

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A Golden Opportunity to Sell your Gold

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Pawnshops will buy your gold!

As most of you are already keenly aware, gold has seen some remarkable gains over the past few years.  At this point, it has been hovering in the $1700.00 per ounce range.  Think about that!  Could there possibly be a better time to sell any unwanted gold jewelry?  It has become obvious to some that now is definitely the time to let your local pawnshop help you out.  With the economy being so depressed and many people needing the extra cash, digging up any unwanted or unused items containing gold would be almost like going on a treasure hunt.

Being so close to the Christmas holiday season, some may feel the pinch to prepare for a little something for a child, spouse, or a dear friend.  Whatever the reason, many may feel compelled to share a gift even in meager times such as these.  If this happens  to be your circumstance and there is some jewelry, gold coins, or gold trinkets that you could part with and not lose sleep over it, perhaps, then this could be the right opportunity.

For some, the month to month, week to week, or day-to-day living with financial pressures can provoke thought of selling any gold that may be in their possession.  On the other hand, why not look at the bright side, finding any gold jewelry or pieces of gold from other items could certainly take some of the pressure off.

Think how much better it will feel by not having certain money matters haunting your every thought.  And what a better time than now to alleviate any negative stressors causing problems?  Your local Boca Raton pawnshop is well equipped to not only help you with buying the gold from you, but they will strive to ensure you get the best price as well.  Not everyone can make that claim, but these dealers and their representatives are committed to see that the customer needs are addressed with the upmost of respect and service second to none.

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Pawnshops and eBay go Hand-in-Hand

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Ebay And pawn shops!

Most of you are probably quite familiar with what eBay is all about.  Fact is, a large number of you have used or would consider using this service.  Well, here is a thought to bounce around in your head; sell unwanted items on eBay through a pawnshop.  If there has not been an occasion to visit your local Boca Raton pawnshop lately, then you may be pleasantly surprised.  Not only does the inventory they have on hand put the traditional local pawnshop to shame, they have services as well.

One of the customer service components is being able to assist anyone with selling on eBay.  It is not a difficult task working with such experienced representatives.  Their ability to address your needs as to what you expect for a fair price on  your item will leave a smile on your face when they hand over the cash.  If technology is something you have tried to avoid learning, no problem!  Take all of your items or item in to a Boca Raton pawnshop and let them get you fixed up in no time.

For a fun time, be sure to ask the representative to show the process of how the online auction works.  It is actually an exciting time when it gets down to the wire and the bidding starts going crazy.  While the bids are working their way up, your wallet is getting heavier; that would be a great feeling.

Take a little time to think about just one thing that you really don’t need and that a someone would find useful.  Run it down to the pawnshop and use this as an opportunity to experiment and learn about eBay powered by the talents of a pawnshop dealer.  You may very well be amazed at how much more you could receive for the item that will soon be the treasure of an online bidder.  Enjoy!

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You will be Amazed at Pawn Shop Inventory

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It seems you can get ANYTHING at a pawn shop!

You will be Amazed Pawn Shop Inventory

Let’s say you are fumbling through your “stuff” in the garage or storage and have found several things that you just don’t have a need for any longer. Don’t throw it away! If you believe it is in good condition and thinks someone could have a use for it, load it up and drive on down to your local  pawn shop in Boca Raton. Let them give you a fair price on your items and let you come away feeling good about not only coming away with cash, but also that you will help someone out who is looking for what you had.

Unless you frequent pawn shops, you may not be aware of the tremendous inventory they possess on any given day. You are likely to see jewelry, watches, electronics – especially Apple products, tools and outdoor gear. The sheer selection will be enough to get you hooked the next time you have a need for something around the house or for a camping trip. Don’t forget the gift purchasing that is already starting. This is an excellent time to make that list and check it twice so you can decide who has been naughty and who has been really nice.

Seriously, pawn shops are not what they used to be and their inventory is certainly something to behold. Listening to what someone says or writes, including me, should not make up your mind. Take the little amount of time necessary for you to make that decision for yourself. Besides, what can you lose? I submit that nothing will be lost; not even your time. Once you walk in and your eyes start to gaze at the astounding amount of items and range of inventory available, you will convince yourself on the spot.

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Do Pawnshops really have Great Deals on Jewelry?

Do Pawnshops really have Great Deals on Jewelry? Good question. In a word… yes.

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For the past three years, this nation has had all kinds of difficulty with its economics. It has been down right challenging for people to find the means for making ends meet. This has caused a literal stampede, if you will, to local Boca Raton pawnshops. With so much inventory being brought over this time period, the selection has become absolutely unbelievable. Watches, rings, bracelets, necklaces, special made jewelry, and more all are in stock to some degree or another. The really bright side to this situation is that you are going to get an outstanding deal on this jewelry.

It is a wonderful time to be shopping for that fabulous gift. Think about all of the great times that can be had while browsing around and gazing over all of the tremendous selection. What about the ring you have always wanted; will you be able to find what you are looking for? Well, there is only one way to find out. Jump in the car, call a friend to take you, take a bus, whatever means you can find get down to your local Boca Raton pawnshop so you can start the shopping. What may even be more fun is that the selection may be so incredible that you end up finding another masterpiece to suit your heart’s desire.

Seek out the jewelry with an open mind and a conviction or determination that you will find that outstanding deal, the deal of a lifetime. Such confidence will provide a successful experience and take a load off of your mind about finding what you want. While looking, don’t hesitate to ask a representative for help or for some ideas. Their experience and knowledge can provide the guidance needed and their insight may be just the ticket. Don’t forget to take some time to investigate what kind of jewelry you want and this can save the extra trips you would otherwise have to take. So, jump in with both feet and have a fine time finding your fine jewelry!

 

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Pawn Shops have what holiday shoppers need!

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Local Pawn Shops Have What You Need

Much of what most of us need can be found at your local pawn shop. It is true! The business of pawn-brokering is an amazing entity that exists to provide for a very diverse customer base. It makes no difference what you do as a profession, what demographics you come from, or what aspirations you have in life; they understand that you are interested in making a sell or a purchase and that describes their entire mission in a nut-shell. Not many other genre in the private or public sectors of business make this claim. With your needs in mind, they do what is possible to take your goods and turn them into opportunity for their next client.

If you have not been to a pawn shop lately, there is much you probably have missed and in these weeks before Christmas you could do well to explore them. The market has become so technical and based upon a huge array of products causing them to constantly look in different directions to build a stronger more customer friendly environment. What you may consider as just some item not serving any purpose laying around in your garage or in the house, a future customer will be in desperate need of at that moment. If this is in question, just go down to the pawn shop and watch to see what people are seeking to purchase. It may surprise you.

Holiday Shoppers!

One person may be looking for a special tool for dad, another has to have an instrument for a class at school or college… and here comes Christmas. It is impossible to fathom how this market is driven by certain demands, but Pawn shops are the ultimate barometer of what there’s too much of or of what is in demand. The odds are that your Christmas shopping would benefit from a trip to your local pawn broker. You might even get some great gift ideas that hadn’t occured to you.

A true indicator that these pawn shops are in the customer service business is when they take the time necessary to find what you need if they don’t have it in stock. This is common-place with them; it is the norm and something they thrive on to solidify your confidence and trust in their ability to provide what you are pursuing. Fortunately, you have the opportunity to see all of this for yourself. Never take anyone’s word when making decisions of purchases and possible investments, especially in jewelry or other high-dollar items. Enjoy the experience and be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.

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Jewelry is for everyone!

Pawn Shop Jewelry Deals

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Jewelry is for everyone! And Pawn Shop Jewelry is the best deal you’ll get!

There has been the impression that jewelry is only for those who can afford it. Well, with Boca Raton pawn shops on the scene, anyone can get the opportunity to purchase a fine piece of jewelry. Of course, it is not that everyone can afford the higher end of this spectrum, it goes without saying. But, what is important in regard to making a jewelry purchase is the affordability of it. Selecting that one special piece that will set the tone for the beginnings of a marriage or to establish that one friendship that will last a lifetime has tremendous value.

Take stock and comfort in the opportunity that awaits you. Never go by what you have heard regarding the pawn shop experience. Keep the door open and give yourself the chance to go and have a wonderful time looking and browsing over the huge inventory that exists at your local pawn shop. Seeing is believing, in this case. Going on information that you have been told is not a fair assessment of what the experience will actually be when considering where to take your business. Would you like for your customer base be dependent on solely what a few people thought about your company? Of course not; this is absurd at best.

Take the initiative to select for yourself based upon a real-life experience. When you get to the pawn shop, ask a representative for information that will help you determine why you should give them your business. Put them to the test and see how they can provide the information you require for better  understanding what makes the jewelry you are pursuing a great selection. Not everyone can do this for you, but they are dedicated professionals that have only your best interest in mind. They will do everything possible to earn your trust and have an outstanding time. When you discover that you are all they care about at that moment, giving you their full attention, your confidence in the choice you have made to let them be your guide in this jewelry purchase will rise to new heights.

 

 

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