Woman reveals the story behind her necklace shein
Posted February 20, 2019 08:52:50A woman from Australia has shared the story of how she was the victim of a “sick joke” after a group of strangers offered to give her a necklace made from the blood of her dead son.
Ahead of the annual Lunar New Year holiday, the 26-year-old woman had travelled to Sydney to attend the coronavirus coronaviruses’ coronaviral pandemic awareness event.
“I just wanted to do something that wasn’t a joke, so I asked one of the guys if I could get the necklace and he said, ‘Sure, give it to me’,” she told 7.30.
“He had the money and the gift certificate and he was super excited.”
The necklace she received was in very poor condition, she said, and it was “totally gross”.
“I was really upset because I thought it was a real necklace, and the guy that was giving it said it was,” she said.
“But then I thought, ‘Oh my God, I didn’t think it was going to be like that’.”
The necklace is one of a number of items from the Lunar New Years event that have been shared online with the hashtag #LunarNewYearsCoralCollar.
She shared the post on social media, with more than 50,000 likes and more than 5,500 shares.
She said the necklace was so badly damaged that the two women had to put it back together after they had to change the chain on the inside of the necklace, which was a “really painful experience”.
“It’s a very sad story and it really hurts that we are living in such a bad time,” she wrote.
“The people who are doing this are really sick and they’re taking advantage of others and they are not really doing anything to help the community or the people who have been affected by this pandemic.”
The Lunar New York and Lunar New Orleans events are held in conjunction with the Lunar Purifying and Recuperating Carnival, and have attracted a growing number of Australians to the city.
“I think this is an opportunity for people to come together and not have to go to the big events and go through this kind of stuff and we can just have a quiet, safe time,” Ms McLeod said.
She added that she and her sister, who are both volunteers at a hospital, were the first to wear the necklace.
“It just meant that we had something that we could wear and it made it easier to remember him in the hospital and we were able to remember our father and we could have a place to hold him, so it was really nice to just wear it,” she added.
The necklace has since been removed from the store, but the pair have shared it online with an “underground community” to give the community a chance to share the story and support each other.
“That’s why we’ve got this community,” Ms McDonell said.
“That’s what we do.”