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Why do so many people choose to buy expensive jewelry?
Well, the only reason that comes to mind is that it’s a way for them to show off their social status or wealth. In fact, it’s not just expensive jewelry, but anything that costs a lot of dough, from cars, to bags, to pricey clothing also. There’s a friend of mine who wears a lot of jewelry and she goes around telling people where she got them and how much she paid for them. As a matter of fact, I don’t really think what she wears are pretty at all, but she takes a lot of pride in them.
show off 炫耀
social status 社会地位 wealth 财富 be rich=be wealthy=be affluent=be well-heeled
expensive=pricey=costly=sth costs a lot of dough
take a lot of pride in sth 对…感到很骄傲