Hillary Clinton’s Staffers Splurge on Jewels in Bangkok


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Bangkok this week. While she was fighting for stronger democracies, her staff went jewelry shopping. On Tuesday they visited Venus Jewelers, which is a five-minute walk from the American Embassy. They bought things like black-star sapphire-and-diamond gold pendant earrings for $650, a gold elephant pendant, a white-pearl ring, green-jade earrings, and gold earrings. In total, the ten staffers spent almost $4,000 in one hour. A Venus spokesperson said, “We didn’t expect them to spend much money because of the state of the economy." [WWD]