My Godmother, Ava, is coming to visit me here in New Mexico. She is taking a two-week excursion out west with her sister. They are doing a Thelma and Louise type of thing, but withoutflying their car over a cliff or meeting some hunky guy like Brad Pitt. The two of them just decided to take a trip together. Ava’s husband died a few years ago and her sister is divorced, but the two of them do not get to spend as much time together as they would like so they agreed to take off from their jobs for two weeks and travel. Good for them.
Ironically, my Godmother’s birthday is during her two-week vacation so I want to find some gorgeous diamond pendants priced under five hundred dollars in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is such a special person to me and I want to get her something equally special—especially since it is her sixty-fifth birthday. I do not have that much time because she will be here in a few days so I need to find something quick.
Luckily, I already know what kind of pendant I want to get Ava. Since she is taking a trip out west, I thought I would get her something that represents the culture here. Turquoise is very popular in New Mexico so I want to get a pendant that has some in it and maybe some diamonds as well. I just hope it is not too much to ask to find one that is less than five hundred dollars. Right now that is all I can afford.
With the days going by quickly, I take Saturday as an opportunity to do my pendant shopping among other errands I need to run. I am pretty familiar with the jewelers in the city of Albuquerque so I do not need to worry much about where I should go. My first stop is my favorite southwestern style jewelry store. I have gotten a few bracelets and earrings there so they should be able to give me a good deal.
The owner immediately greets me when I walk in the store because he has helped me several times in the past.
“Hi,” he says. “Good to see you again.”
“Thanks,” I say back. “Good to see you too. I need to find a gift for my Godmother. Do you have any turquoise pendants?”
“Well, I sure do,” he answers. “Take a walk with me over here and I will show you what I have.”
We walk over to a display case that is filled with turquoise jewelry—earrings, bracelets, rings, brooches and pendants. Some of them are very dark while others are lighter. Some are round while others are square shaped. There were so many shapes, sizes and styles. It was very exciting to see it all. I really took my time to get a good look at what he had and then I found exactly what I wanted—a turquoise pendant that was shaped in a square and surrounded by two rows of small diamonds. The turquoise part was at least two carats in size and had small diamond facets on the face of it. Two very small rows of diamonds outlined it. It was so beautiful and very much in the style of the southwest.
“Hey, Joe,” I called out. “Can you tell me how much this pendant cost?”
He came over, took out the pendant and let me look at it while he figured out the price. This was such a beautiful piece of jewelry that I was praying on the inside that it would be affordable. Within a few seconds, Joe turned around and told me the pendant would cost me four hundred and fifty dollars. I was ecstatic when he gave me this good news.
“Thanks Joe,” I said. “Can you wrap it up for me in a really nice box?”
“Sure thing,” he answered. “I will even clean it for you and give you some jewelry cleaner that your Godmother can use to keep it looking sparkly all the time.”
Joe is the greatest—just like his jewelry. I left the store and went off to run the rest of my errands. Ava will be visiting in a few days and I want everything to be perfect when she and her sister arrive. I cannot wait to see them both and give Ava this spectacular diamond pendant. I know she will absolutely love it!