Chapter 633: Two Precious Items
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
In today’s society, where materialistic desires thrived, many people had long become mercenary and gotten used to judging and measuring others by their wealth.
If Lucas couldn’t afford to buy the things in Heavenly Pavilion and ended up being deliberately humiliated, no one would take pity on him, and they would only think that he deserved it for bringing it upon himself.
But Lucas didn’t take to heart these gloating gazes of mockery, though he now had a bad impression of the Heavenly Pavilion.
With such snobbish salespeople, the company culture of the Heavenly Pavilion was obviously extremely mercenary too.
Just as Lucas was about to turn around and leave, the saleswoman named Jane was still standing in front of him with a smile as though she hadn’t heard Kylie’s warning just now. Still as sincere as before, she asked, “Sir, you just said you wanted to buy two high-end gifts at an estimated price of a million dollars each, right?”
Lucas was a little surprised, but he nodded. “That’s right. That’s roughly my budget, but I don’t mind paying a little more if the items are really superb.”
Jane smiled. “Okay, understood. The items displayed on the first floor are relatively common, and the items within your estimated budget are on the fourth floor. I’ll take you up there to take a look now, alright?”
Her attitude was extremely easygoing and professional. Even though Lucas didn’t like the entire Heavenly Pavilion and even had the intention to leave, he couldn’t help being impressed by her sincerity that made him stay and take a look.
“Okay, lead the way,” Lucas said.
Watching Jane usher Lucas to the elevator for VIPs, which led directly to the high-end goods displayed upstairs, the few salespeople on the first floor all cast disdainful glances at them.
They thought, He’s obviously a penniless bumpkin. He probably can’t even afford the cheapest and most ordinary item in the store. Only that underperforming dimwit Jane would believe his nonsense and even take him to view the high-end items upstairs.
In the end, it’ll all just be a waste of effort. All she’ll end up doing is giving that loser a feast for his eyes without being able to sell anything.
They wouldn’t do such a troublesome but unrewarding thing!
Jane led Lucas up to the fourth floor, where the items of the highest value and best quality were.
Lucas took a casual glance at the items and found that they were indeed much better than the ordinary ones downstairs.
Jane walked to a display case full of high-grade emerald jewelry and pointed to a set of exquisitely crafted jewelry. “You mentioned that one of the gifts is for a girl in her twenties. This set of emerald jewelry is perfect. They are cut and carved exquisitely and are highly transparent. The color is bright, vibrant, and beautiful. It’s especially suitable for girls in their twenties.
“This set of jewelry was crafted exquisitely by a leading jeweler in the industry. The lines are perfect and smooth, making them seem ethereal. But this set is going to exceed your budget. It costs about 1.4 million dollars. What do you think?”
Jane looked at Lucas with some apprehension.
Its price had indeed exceeded the budget of one million that Lucas mentioned, so she was very nervous, for fear that he wouldn’t be able to accept it.
Although she was a trainee salesperson who had been working in the Heavenly Pavilion for more than two months, she would, for some reason, often get interrupted when she was trying to receive customers. So thus far, she hadn’t closed a single deal yet, let alone receive any commission or bonuses.
This time, the other salespeople snobbishly looked down on Lucas and weren’t willing to waste their time to entertain him just because they felt that he was dressed shabbily. This gave Jane the opportunity to serve him and introduce him to high-grade treasures.
In her opinion, although Lucas wasn’t clad in luxury designer clothing like most of their wealthy customers, whose affluence was apparent at a glance, she could vaguely sense from his calm temperament and dignified attitude that he was not as shabby as he seemed on the surface.
Even if Lucas couldn’t afford the items she recommended, she had fulfilled her duty as a salesperson and recommended what she thought was appropriate to the customer, so her conscience was clear.
Lucas took a look at the set of emerald jewelry, which he thought was indeed beautiful and should be suitable for a young lady of Alexis’s age.
But he didn’t make up his mind immediately and instead said to Jane noncommittally, “Show me something suitable for an elderly man around seventy.”
Seeing that she wasn’t getting any feedback for her recommendation, Jane felt a little lost. But she soon readjusted her expression. She didn’t try to hard-sell the item to Lucas and instead continued smiling as she led him to the other end of the hall near a row of display cases for high-grade items, in accordance with his request.
“Most of the items here are more suitable for elders, such as this whole ivory carved statuette, this emerald pendant, this two-hundred-year-old Breguet clock, and antique vases from the Yuan Dynasty, etc. Sir, which one would your elder prefer?”
Jane introduced the items enthusiastically while observing Lucas’s expression to see which one he was interested in.
All of a sudden, Lucas pointed to a rather inconspicuous-looking string of Buddha beads in a separate display case. “What’s the background of this?”
Surprised to hear his question, Jane answered, “This is… a string of Bodhi ancient wood beads carved from the essence of an ancient Bodhi tree bark, which has a history of thousands of years.
“Since the Bodhi tree was extremely old and grown in a field of valuable herbs, it has a refreshing medicinal scent mixed with notes of sandalwood. It is extremely rare, so the value of this string of Bodhi beads is also far from what ordinary Bodhi wood can compare to. Its price is 2.5 million dollars, so it’s a lot higher than your expected price range…”
“The price doesn’t matter. Please take it out and let me have a look at it,” Lucas interrupted.
When he saw the Bodhi beads just now, he could already sense an extremely antique and peaceful aura from it.
The faint scent of herbs and sandalwood Jane mentioned wafted up to his nose even though the beads were enclosed in the glass display case.
If he guessed correctly, this string of Bodhi beads was indeed very rare and had a significant effect on clearing the mind and prolonging life.
If it landed in the hands of someone who needed it or knew their stuff, its value would definitely be far beyond 2.5 million dollars.
“Sir… Sir, are you really planning to buy this string of Bodhi beads? We have strict rules in our store that disallows us from taking items out of display cases unless the customers are certain about buying them…” Jane looked at Lucas with some difficulty and said embarrassedly.