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Help me find a more affordable version of this please

(16 Posts)
JuliaFlyte Thu 25-Oct-12 11:53:26

We have a wedding anniversary coming up, and generally don't make a fuss, indeed some years it goes completely unnoticed, but this year dh remembered (nothing to do with my constant reminders) and has offered to buy me something shock

I love this necklace, really love it, but am reluctant to click as I know there must be something similar out there for less. Given that we have the rather expensive C season rapidly approaching I'd feel bit guilty buying it, although I'm sure that feeling would pass grin

valiumredhead Thu 25-Oct-12 12:15:54

Urghhhh but it looks like it's broken and someone has mended it with a skipping rope!!

Sorry grin I'm sure someone with better taste than me will be along in a mo to help!

JuliaFlyte Thu 25-Oct-12 12:18:24

I know Valium it is a bit marmite, but there is just something about it that I love!

SavoyCabbage Thu 25-Oct-12 12:19:57

I had to look at it after Valium's cracking description!

Could you get a brooch and skipping rope some string and fashion one yourself for a lot less?

dexter73 Thu 25-Oct-12 12:27:07

I just had a look at QVC as they do a lot of similar stuff (Diamonique, Butler & Wilson) but I couldn't find anything with a cord necklace. If you love it then I think you should get it.

JuliaFlyte Thu 25-Oct-12 13:56:19

Dexter I am so tempted, but I think Savoy is right, I am on the brooch search now!

Now what will I get from dh?

dexter73 Thu 25-Oct-12 14:22:14

I thought I had seen your necklace before - just been searching through old blogs and here it is (well very similar!).

crazybutterflylady Thu 25-Oct-12 14:25:42

Buy it as an early present for your new DC to thank you for bringing him/her into the world :D

when you tire of it the bambino can use it as a skipping rope, voila, dual purpose

crazybutterflylady Thu 25-Oct-12 14:27:38

You know, the thong bit looks like the rope you used to get on sunglasses/money pot things in the 80s. I'm sure you could fashion something similar yourself. Do butler & Wilson have any similar brooches?

stainesmassif Thu 25-Oct-12 14:31:32

I like it but I think a cheaper version would definitely look cheap. If you REALLY love it (and don't love a new £200 piece of jewellery every week) get that one.

JuliaFlyte Thu 25-Oct-12 15:46:44

See it looks great on mrscb doesn't it?

heroutdoors Thu 25-Oct-12 16:19:47

Don't listen to the aboves.

That is stunning!

dexter73 Thu 25-Oct-12 16:22:57

She wears it well doesn't she? It also looks good dressed down. I think you should get it (go on, go on!!!)grin!

valiumredhead Thu 25-Oct-12 17:18:00

But it's not stunning confused it looks really cheap imo!

It only looks good in that link because it's out of focus!

<runs very fast from the thread!>

MrsWolowitz Thu 25-Oct-12 17:31:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

valiumredhead Thu 25-Oct-12 17:36:54

I agree - honestly don't listen to me, if you love it and think you will wear it loads then get it and enjoy! grin

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