In 2017 A Tourist Visiting Ruili Broke A $44,000 Bracelet When She Tried It On

Image: AsiaWire via Metro / via BBC News

It’s like something from a particularly bad dream. At one moment, you’re trying on a beautiful, expensive bracelet – but then, as you go to take it off, disaster strikes. You see the precious piece of jewelry drop to the hard floor – perhaps in slow motion – and it smashes. Your stomach drops as the horror and guilt starts to take over; you dread the fact that there is no way that you can afford to replace the valuable item.

Image: AsiaWire via Daily Mail

However, this nightmare scenario was one Chinese tourist’s bitter reality in June 2017. The woman from the Jiangxi province in eastern China was visiting Ruili, a city in the Yunnan province close to the border with Myanmar. She was just doing what most tourists do: wandering around the local shops and stalls.

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