Chapter 743: The Older The Wiser
Xiao Meng lowered her head and tightened her grip on the blue diamond bracelet. The delicate and smooth surface of the gemstone brushed across her skin and actually caused Xiao Meng to have a strange infatuation.
Perhaps all girls liked this kind of shiny thing. It was natural.
The little boy, who was being held by Xiao Meng’s hand, saw that his sister was not moving at all. He timidly tugged at Xiao Meng’s sleeve.
“Sister, I’m hungry…”
The boy’s eyes were watery, with a hint of grievance and sadness.
When Xiao Meng heard this, she suddenly broke free from her reluctance to part.
She turned her head and glanced at her short brother beside her. She reached out and subconsciously stroked his soft and short hair. The little reluctance in her heart was finally suppressed.
But no matter how much she liked this bracelet, she and her brother still had to eat and sleep!
Xiao Meng gritted her teeth and finally pulled her little brother along as they quickly walked towards a jewelry store.
It was a rather large jewelry store. The decorations were splendid, but there were only a few customers.
Xiao Meng’s family was not very well off. She rarely entered such a high-class place, so she could not help but feel a little uneasy.
As soon as she entered, she saw two female employees in uniform chatting and laughing at the front desk.
Xiao Meng held her younger brother’s hand and walked quickly toward the two female employees.
“Hello, can you ask the owner to come out and let me sell some jewelry?”
Hearing Xiao Meng’s words, the two employees finally raised their heads. However, when they saw that Xiao Meng’s clothes were simple and there was a fresh blood scab on her head, they immediately became a little impatient.
What could a fifteen or sixteen-year-old girl sell for?
“Go, go, go, little girl. We only sell jewelry in our shop, we don’t accept jewelry.”
As they spoke, the tall female shop assistant’s eyes revealed a look of disdain, causing Xiao Meng’s eyes to shrink. However, the hand that was gripping her brother’s sleeve increased its strength.
The thing she hated the most was being looked down upon…
Xiao Meng glanced at the few customers who were far away from her. Finally, she gritted her teeth and took out the blue diamond necklace from her pocket.
In just a split second, Xiao Meng took it back.
However, in just a few short seconds, it was enough for the two salesgirls to notice the unusual blue luster of the bracelet.
Especially the rose carved from a blue gemstone in the middle, it was too dazzling.
The quality of this jewelry…
It felt like a blue diamond?
The two shop assistants could not help but look at each other when they thought of this.
The two of them had dabbled in the jewelry industry for many years, but if what they saw just now was the real thing, how could it be something that an ordinary 15 or 16-year-old girl in front of them could bring out?
It was not just about the age and clothes. When Xiao Meng stood in front of them, her expression was obviously cautious. She was obviously not a noble lady who often played with jewelry.
When Xiao Meng saw the two shop assistants’ expressions change, she suddenly let out a sigh of relief. At the same time, she pretended to be impatient and urged them.
“I will only communicate with your shop owner. If you are interested, immediately call him out!”
The two shop assistants looked at each other. In order not to miss out on a string of good jewelry, the two of them finally invited Xiao Meng to the inner room to talk, and the person in charge of their shop was inside.
The owner of this jewelry shop had sharper eyes than the two female shop assistants. He immediately confirmed that this was the real deal, and at the same time, he was still a little confused.
“Little girl, this bracelet isn’t yours, right?”
The owner of this jewelry shop had already had the idea of getting this blue diamond bracelet, but on the surface, he was still trying to get Xiao Meng’s words, and he didn’t clearly indicate what kind of gem was embedded in this bracelet.
“Who said that? It’s… It’s mine!”
Xiao Meng was young, and she knew that the bracelet was not hers. Moreover, the shop owner had made it clear that the bracelet was not hers. No matter how precocious she was, she was still a little shy.
The shop owner saw the panic on Xiao Meng’s face even though she was trying her best to hide it. He was even more enlightened.
He knocked on the table and decided not to ask Xiao Meng about the origin of the bracelet.
He had been in the jewelry industry for so many years, and his chain stores were all over the major galaxies. He could be considered a veteran in the industry.
No matter where the blue diamond bracelet came from, the owner was confident that he had a way to sell it off on the black market. By then, it would be none of his business!
“Alright, I’m too lazy to ask. The bracelet looks good, but it’s worth 10,000 galactic coins. It’s a non-negotiable price. If you’re willing to sell it, I can transfer the money to your card right now!”
Xiao Meng was stunned when she heard the shopkeeper say 10,000 galactic coins. She had guessed from the shopkeeper’s attitude that it was authentic, but she didn’t expect it to be worth so much money.
To her, it was an astronomical figure!
After all, Xiao Meng had learned from Aunt He’s people that selling a decent-looking female slave was only worth a few thousand galactic coins at most.
However, seeing that the shop owner had agreed so readily and even said that he could pay with one hand and receive the goods with the other, Xiao Meng, this little fox, still realized that something was wrong. However, she did not think too much about it. She only felt that she could raise the price a few more times.
“No, it’s too little!”
Hearing that, the shop owner’s face immediately turned cold. He glanced at Xiao Meng with disdain and berated her.
“Other people wouldn’t dare to accept an item of unknown origin like from you. The quality is only passable. Who else do you think would want it after leaving our shop?!”
The shopkeeper had long been certain that this bracelet wasn’t Xiao Meng’s, so this was definitely the little girl’s Achilles’ heel.
Xiao Meng’s face was flushed red as she tried to sound out a number.
“10,000 is too little! I want to raise the price… 5,000! 15,000, no second price!”
Hearing what Xiao Meng said, the shop owner sneered in his heart, but at the same time, he felt that he was lucky.
A country bumpkin was a country bumpkin. Not to mention the dozens of thin diamonds, just the blue rose in the middle of the diamond was enough to sell for a sky-high price. It was not an exaggeration to say that it was priceless!
However, the shop owner did not show it on the surface. Instead, he had a pained expression, as if he was hesitating whether it was worth it or not.
“It’s too expensive…”
How could Xiao Meng compare to this kind of old fox who had been in and out of the business for many years? She immediately panicked and immediately lowered her status.
“Since you think it’s expensive, then let’s make it 13,000!”
The shopkeeper was overjoyed and immediately nodded solemnly. “Deal! Young lady, where’s your card?”
Xiao Meng said embarrassedly, “I don’t have an intergalactic unionpay card, I lost it…”
The shop owner couldn’t help but be startled — she didn’t even have a unionpay card, but he was more and more curious about how Xiao Meng got such a rare necklace.
In order to avoid trouble, the shop owner simply gave her a new card. Compared to the blue diamond necklace, the cost of this card was simply not worth mentioning!
After Xiao Meng was sent out of the room, the shop owner immediately took out the blue diamond bracelet and used all kinds of tools to examine it carefully.
The more he looked at it, the more amazed he became. He even felt a faint sense of fear.
The shop owner rubbed his eyebrows. In order not to cause trouble, he finally took a photo and prepared to contact an old expert.