Madoff jewelry auction & Valentines Day 2010
For the auction catalog, click on : http://www.proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=23422
Rocky looked through the odd collection of watches, necklaces and Lynn Swann-autographed footballs (“certificate of authenticity not included.”)
He decided that Lot #7, a heart-shaped pendant would be a perfect Valentines Day gift for Trophy Wife.
Fast forward to Valentines Day 2010….
Rocky (to Trophy Wife) : “Honey, I got you a special present for Valentines Day.”
Trophy Wife: “That’s nice. What did you get?”
Rocky: “It’s an 18KWG heart-shaped pendant set with 7 princess, 4 half-princess & 40 baguette cut diamonds, total weight 2.75 cts.”
Trophy Wife: “Why is it in a brown paper envelope? And not a nice blue Tiffany box?”
Rocky: “Because I got it special. It was a deal.”
Trophy Wife: “A deal? That’s typical. Let me see, what’s this little paper tag with a star on it? Hmmm. Marshalls??? You bought me a piece of jewelry at Marshalls????”
Rocky: “No, silly. That’s US Marshals. I always think of you as the Wyatt Earp of our family.”
(Unimpressed, Trophy Wife examines the heart under her jeweler’s loupe.)
Trophy Wife: “Rocky, these diamonds are fake.”
Rocky: “I guess I should have known better. The price was too good to be true.”
[Disclosure: Jewelry gifts purchased at the Madoff auction may contain dangerous levels of bad karma.]