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Many industries, including the jewelry business, have been hit hard by the nation’s economic recession. This particular recession has affected a broad spectrum of society. It is not just the middle class and the poor who are struggling, the wealthy people are also feeling the pinch. However, there is still that top 1% of the nation who still have money to burn and the jewelry designers to the elite are catering to their needs. For them, it’s “What Recession?” Don’t believe it? Here are just a few of some of the most expensive jewelry items being offered by design houses lately along with their jaw-dropping price tags.

The Chopard Blue Diamond Ring. Blue diamonds are among the most expensive types due to their rarity and their icy hue. This particular ring features a 9-carat blue diamond that is flanked by two trillion cut diamonds resting on an 18-carat white gold band. I am sure you are drooling over this breathtakingly beautiful ring….and if you have $16.26 million to spare, it’s yours.

Harry Winston’s Diamond Drop Earrings. If you ask the design house, they call them Harry Winston’s Extraordinary Diamond Drop Earrings. This stunning design features 6.1 carats worth of two pear-shaped diamonds set in platinum. Asking price? $8.5 million and these are all yours.

 William Goldberg Fancy Colored Diamond Necklace. William Goldberg is a family-owned jewelry that has been on New York’s famed Fifth Avenue for more than 50 years. This necklace is a kaleidoscope of colors for your eyes, that is if you love to gaze at diamonds. Absolutely decadent, this necklace features 45-carats of colored diamonds that are exquisitely set in platinum and 18-carat yellow gold. If you have fallen head over heels in love with this necklace, it can be yours for $2.7 million. Gentlemen, start saving up.                                           

    Okay, so most of us don’t have millions of dollars to shell out for expensive jewelry. That doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the classic style of these pieces. If you’re going to a cocktail party or a wedding and you want to have all eyes on you, here are some alternative choices to the expensive jewels we’ve just shown you at a much more affordable price. These choices from Joolwe.com allow you to sparkle with timeless style and stay within your budget.

This 10K White Gold, Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring adds the perfect burst of soothing color to your look. The glistening stone is surrounded by beautiful diamonds completing a classic look that dresses up everything. The best part is the price tag won’t break your budget. You can have beauty and style at your fingertips on a budget. How does $199 sound?

 10k Gold and Diamond Fancy J Hoop Earrings. There is not a spot on the surface of these breathtaking J hoop earrings that isn’t covered in diamonds. The timeless design and scintillating sparkle take you from a lady who lunches by day to the star of the soiree by night in an instant. If you have just $299, these are all yours.

    If you loved the rainbow of colors on the Goldberg necklace, this item is perfect for you. Our 18k Gold over Sterling Silver Multigemstone Necklace is a beautiful array of gemstones surrounded by diamond accent to be adorned around your neck. Who says you have to choose your favorite gem to wear? This necklace allows you to wear them all for only $99.

Now, you have your options, you can dream of someday owning these multimillion dollar pieces of jewelry. Or you can choose these gorgeous alternatives at an affordable price and stay in step with high-end fashion jewelry.  

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