One day a woman of average means waltzes by a jewellery shop window and spots a £20,000 diamond necklace. She can’t get it out of her head. Eventually she gets the idea of sharing it with friends, persuading them to chip in a grand each and every to shop for the necklace. This is the true story of 13 odd women, and one bizarre adventure.
The Necklace is the amazing true story of thirteen women who didn’t need to surrender on their dreams. They clubbed together to shop for a gorgeous diamond necklace, agreeing that each and every of them would have it for four weeks at a time. They would meet each and every month to find out what the necklace (now dubbed ‘Jewelia’) had been up to. The club had some rules: if someone went to Paris, they got the necklace. At least one time, everyone had to wear the necklace at the same time as making love.
After two years, the necklace had been loaned out to nieces, grandmas, friends and granddaughters. It had been worn by brides and colleagues and sisters and friends. And when it used to be their turn for the necklace the women of Jewelia wore it for both the daily routines and special events of their lives, to teach school, to work in the farmer’s market, to go fishing and skydiving. It started something.
The Necklace is the story of how an object of desire became a catalyst for connection, friendship and more. It’s like Calendar Girls, only maybe a bit more glamorous, glitzy and sparkling.