When Michelle Obama swapped hubbys gifted diamond earrings for a pricier pair

January 26th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Chicago, January 26 (ANI): U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, who was reported to have received a pair of diamond earrings from her President husband Barack on her birthday, was said to have returned the pair in exchange of another one double the price.

Her better half had allegedly hand picked the present, and paid a reported 5,000-dollars for it

“Mr. Obama came in himself and picked out a pair of earrings for Michelle, which were sort of long and dramatic, and the diamond dangled at the bottom,” the Chicago Sun Times quoted Sherry Bender, owner of the Goldsmith Ltd., as saying.

But the mum-of-two had later returned to the store to exchange the earrings, picking up new ones instead, reportedly worth around 12,000 dollars.

Bender added: “Michelle came in, returned the earrings, looked around and picked out something a little more classic, with bigger stones, that was twice the price. She wanted to check with her husband first — then Barack came back in and bought what she wanted — which happened to be what I suggested originally!”

Bender, who designed the earrings continued: “It was pretty
typical of a married couple. But that was what was cute about it.”

However, Michelles spokesmen refused to reveal details about her hubby’’s birthday present last year. (ANI)

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