Diamond Girls

February 26, 2014 Posted by admin

VENTURA – Jonell McLain, a real estate agent, had a retail epiphany. She had just sold a house and went to buy her clients a box of candy. As she passed a jewelry store, a diamond necklace was on display, and stopped her in her tracks. She decided to buy the necklace, and share it with a group of women like “the sisterhood of the traveling pants”. Their experiences have been chronicled in a book, “The Necklace”, which is the story of 13 women who transformed a symbol of exclusivity into one of inclusivity, and remapped the journey through the second half of their lives. It was recently reviewed favorably by the New York Times, and they are about to embark on a book tour with an appearence on “Good Morning America”; as well as talk of a movie deal. Phil Taggart reports.