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Ultra Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

Guest post by Project You Managing Editor, Jeanne Muchnick

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I love jewelry -- and I love diamonds -- but truth be told, I'm often intimidated walking into jewelry stores because I know they are trying to "sell" me and I honestly don't have a lot of money to spend. Which is why I was so impressed with Ultra Diamonds in the Red Apple Court section of New York's Woodbury Commons. You can go in, look, touch, and chat with the sales rep without feeling pressured. Plus, the prices are incredibly fair.

In fact, how does interest free financing for 18 months with no money down and no minimum purchase sound? Not to sound like a sales person, but honestly, the deals are amazing for recession-strapped consumers like myself. (Another plug: if you open an account with the store today, you get a $50 gift card.)

For me, who has a daughter about to turn 16 and another one 18, I was "in love" with the gorgeous diamond earrings regularly priced at $299 that were $189 today. I also contemplated the "previously owned" Rolex watches. (Today: any "reasonable" offer accepted!)

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But what really caught my eye were the mii beads that you can mix and match to create a "story." An ideal great gift for a babysitter, a girlfriend, even a prized teacher. Prices for beads start at $19.99 but today (though Monday for mom bloggers reading this post), if you buy five beads, you get the bracelet for free). I also liked the Park Avenue collection of cubic zirconium, especially the heart key necklace and the angel necklace.

Honestly? I could go on and on about what I loved....I think "loving gold and diamonds" is in a woman's DNA. Apparently the company, in business close to 20 years, chose the word "Ultra" from the Latin meaning "nothing but the best" to let shoppers know this is a place they can find top quality, fashion-forward merchandise whatever their budgets might be.

Visit the Ultra Diamonds website to order online or find a store location near you!

Posted in: Blog, Role Mommy Recommends on 11/14/2010

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