One unfortunate woman is hoping that the phrase “You break it, you buy it” does not apply to her after accidentally breaking an incredibly expensive jade bracelet.
The female tourist was visiting a jade shop in the Yunnan border city of Ruili on Tuesday when she decided to see how she looked in one of their bracelets. However, after she slipped it on, she was informed by the shopkeeper that the thing on her wrist cost 300,000 yuan.
In her hurry to get the bracelet off, it slipped from her hand and fell to the floor where it broke into two pieces.
Immediately, the woman began having a panic attack, with her heartbeat speeding up and her head spinning she soon passed out into the arms of fellow customers. Images have gone viral on Chinese social showing bystanders trying their best to wake up the fainted woman.
In a video, one man is even shown applying firm pressure to her philtrum (the middle area of her upper lip), a traditional Chinese method of waking up those who have fainted.
Medical workers soon arrived and brought the woman to the hospital where they found that there was nothing physically wrong with her. But, while she may still have her health, her purse is in a more precarious situation.
The two sides have not yet agreed on compensation. One third-party appraiser has valued the bracelet at 180,000 yuan. Meanwhile, the woman’s family has offered to pay 70,000 yuan. Netizens, however, think the bracelet is more likely worth something like 30 yuan.
[Images via NetEase]
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