"Michelle Obama is to receive this £20,000 thank you from her husband for her support during the election.Okay first -- £20,000 = $30,027.00 .... isn't it nice to know that the new President has a 'grasp' of what its like to be in a financial situation???
The Harmony ring is made of rhodium - the world's most expensive metal --and encrusted with diamonds. It is being hastily made by Italian designer Giovanni Bosco in time for January's inauguration
Only about 25 tons of rhodium are mined each year, mostly in South Africa, and as a result its price is typically around £5,000 an ounce."
Second - instead of supporting a famous, or even a rising/blooming, designer here in the US he is sending the boost off to ITALY & SOUTH AFRICA????
What is that about?
Hey Barrack!!! Why don't you be like every other husband and get something off QVC?? or stop by the nearest Pawn Shop and buy your Christmas gifts?
And people claim that the Bush Administration is "out of touch" with economics ... when was the last time we heard him or Dick Cheney spending that much for such a small trinket?
Oh the ring -- I suppose you want to see it?
i don't even want it on my blog site ....