Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Piece of British History

This time they are not quite printing money but they have stolen (or replicated) the British Jewels. Have they no shame? Actually, they know their audience. It's Christmas time, and what more special can you get the one you love than a limited edition replica of the sapphire ring Prince Charles gave Lady Diana Spencer, and just last month their son, Prince William gave to his bride-to-be Kate (who we are now to call Katherine). 

It was just a matter of time, but now you too can own a piece of authentic British history for only $39.90. The British Historic Society is making this special offer available to you.  And, this is not just any "replica", this jewel (no pun intended) is "beautiful simulated "Ceylon" sapphire represents the original quality of the centerpiece and is surrounded by scintillating brilliant Diamond X-4 CZs and prong set in silver plate. It's style; luster, color and cut are unsurpassed". 

Spare me. Given that The British Historic Society is based in Fairfield, NJ , there may be some issues. But not for some. I'm sure the phones are ringing off their hooks. What a deal. And, it was originally valued at $119.00. Folks, you can't find these things in bubble gum machines, no siree. What better way to say, "I love you". It's less than the cost of a NASCAR ticket. And , don't forget about the included Certificate of Authenticity and Decorative Velveteen Ring Box. 


Vivien said...

I noticed this pathetic commercial too, and I did a google search on "british historic society" (not historical), and found your site among only a tiny handful. One site Trademarkia says this! "On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, a U.S. federal trademark registration number 85183094 was filed for BRITISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY by Telebrands Corp. with the description Rings."

Also, did you notice on their "official seal" it says XIXVIXIMMX... I'm pretty sure that's improper use of roman numerals... and if it was, it would translate to the year 2042 or something like that!

Great post, thanks.

AC said...

It still amazes me what people will spend money on. And worse yet, what they think they are buying. But hey, you got to give the British Historic Society credit for figuring a way to make a buck.