I was an Ebay virgin
Until 10 days ago, I was an ebay virgin.
Yep, you read that right. I had never bought anything on ebay. Ever. I would occasionally look at things on ebay, and wonder, "hmm, how does this work?"
But, I never cared enough to find out until I couldn't find something that I wanted.
And the thing that I wanted but could not find was...
Orchids, made out of jade.
I know, it's obscure, right?
See, Lana's name, in Vietnamese, means "jade orchid". And I wanted to give her pre-school teachers, well, jade orchids. So they would always have something unique to remember her by.
And I found an ebay shop that had many, many pendants, made of jade, carved in the shape of orchids. They were perfect. They were EXACTLY what I wanted.
And I couldn't figure out how to order them!
Anyway, I schlepped myself over to my sister's house, who helped me buy the items on ebay. And it wasn't hard, so, I'm not sure why I thought it would be difficult. (This was a "buy it now" situation, as opposed to an auction.)
And the necklaces arrived today, and they are GORGEOUS.
The ones I bought were in a medium price-range, but, they have stuff from very very inexpensive to kind of pricey.
So, if you are looking for jade jewelry, I am very happy with this place: http://stores.ebay.com/Eastern-Treasury - I wasn't sure if I would be able to find orchid made out of jade, and they had just exactly what I wanted.
I hope her teachers love them.