Buy A Ring, Get a Gun At North Liberty Business

By Mark Carlson, Reporter

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa - An Eastern Iowa jeweler is offering guns to customers who buy an engagement ring before the end of the month. On Thursday Jewelery By Harold, in North Liberty, will kick off the first "buy her a diamond and receive a free hunting riffle."

"Fun is more important than anything else, we try to put some fun in it," said Harold van Beek, who has owned his own business since last year. "Hunting season is coming up, I thought this is cool, so let's do something for the boy who doesn't like to hunt for diamonds, but likes to hunt for deer."

Anyone who buys a diamond ring before October 31 will receive a voucher to pick up a Remington 870 hunting rifle at Fin and Feather in Iowa City.

van Beek said he got the idea after seeing a jeweler in Georgia make a similar offer. "We hope people know about the crazy jeweler in North Liberty that does crazy things," he said.

Customers are required to spend a minimum of $1999 on the ring.

"Diamonds are a girls best friend," van Beek said. "So say: I'm hunting deer, and here is a diamond ring, dear."
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