A recent incident has me curious about if anyone else has had something incredible happen around the 25th of December. I ordered an opal necklace for my girlfriend, a gold heart-shaped pendant with a small opal and diamond setting. It was just the pendant, my mother provided me a chain to put it on. $70 pendant, $30 chain according to the bag it was in. The pendant arrived a few days ago. Problem: It was not the one I ordered. The opal was heart-shaped itself and much larger, with a diamond set on top in a gold setting. I was 5 seconds away from e-mailing my outrage that they ruined my Christmas present when I found the item they sent me on their website: $130. Suddenly I had a pendant twice as valuable as the best one I could afford. I also found out the chain is 18k gold, diamond cut. Mom got it a few years ago when gold prices were lower and the bag it was in wasn't the one it came in. Now it's value is closer to $120. So my girlfriend is coming over for Christmas Eve, and now my $100 innocent necklace is a very serious $250 piece of jewelry. I'm starved for cash right now so the $70 was all I could afford, I wouldn't have dreamed of getting her something this nice. Anyone else have a story to tell?