|By clue 2, Joe Jumpshot spent $10,000 more on the necklace than he did on the
bling he bought at Tiffin's, on which he spent $10,000 more than the item
he bought at the store on Payton Place; while by clue 6, Jumpshot paid
$10,000 more for the chain than he did for the jewelry from the shop on
6th Ave. Between the two clues, either all five purchases are named or
there is some overlap. Since no two items cost the same amount of money
(intro), the only possible overlap between clues 2 and 6 is that the
necklace came from the 6th Ave. store or that the chain was bought at the
Payton Place shop. In either case, given that the least Jumpshot spent on
any item was $10,000 (clue 10), between the two clues we would have
amounts spent of $10,000, $20,000, $30,000, and $40,000 for a total of
$100,000. However, Joe Jumpshot spent a total of $100,000 on all five
items (10), leaving nothing for the fifth piece of jewelry. So, all
five items are named between clues 2 and 6: the necklace, the item from
Tiffin's, the bling bought on Payton Place, the chain, and the item
purchased on 6th Ave. By clue 10, either the item bought at the Payton
Place shop or the item bought from the shop on 6th Ave. cost the least,
$10,000. If the item bought from the shop on 6th Ave. cost the $10,000,
the chain would have cost $20,000 (6), leaving $70,000 for the items in
clue 2. Letting the item of jewelry bought from the shop on Payton
Place cost X, the Tiffin's purchase would have cost X + $10,000 and the
necklace would have cost X + $20,000. Summing, 3X + $30,000 would equal
$70,000 or 3X would equal $40,000. The three items would have cost
$13,333.33, 23,333.33, and, $33,333.33--but there would then be no way to
get a difference of $5,000 between two pieces of jewelry as required by
clue 4. So, the $10,000 item came from the store on Payton Place, with
the Tiffin's purchase costing Jumpshot $20,000 and the necklace selling for
$30,000--leaving $40,000 for the two items of bling bling in clue 6.
Letting the 6th Ave. shop's item cost X and the chain then X + $10,000,
we would have 2X + $10,000 = $40,000, or 2X = $30,000. The item from the
6th Ave. store cost Jumpshot $15,000 and the chain cost him $25,000.
By clue 4, the bracelet was bought at Tiffin's or at the shop on 6th Ave.
If the bracelet were purchased at the 6th Ave. store, Regency Jewelers
would be located on Payton Place (4). By clue 8, then, Jumpshot would
have bought either the necklace or the chain at Harry Churchill. If the
necklace were from Harry Churchill and the chain then came from the shop
in the Metro Arcade (8), by clue 3, Tiffin's would be the store on Rodeo
Road. However, there is no way for clue 9 to work given this arrangement.
If the necklace were from Harry Churchill and Tiffin's were in the Metro
Arcade (8), by clue 3, the chain would have come from Harry Churchill on
Capote St.--no (1). Therefore, in clue 4, the bracelet was the item Joe
Jumpshot bought at Tiffin's, and Regency Jewelry is on 6th Ave. By clue 8, then,
Jumpshot would have bought either the necklace or the chain at Harry Churchill.
If the chain were from Harry Churchill and Tiffin's were in the Metro Arcade (8),
by clue 3, the chain would have come from Harry Churchill on Capote St.--no (1).
So, in clue 8, Joe Jumpshot's Harry Churchill purchase was the necklace,
and he bought the chain from the Metro Arcade shop (8). The latter is
the J. Merlot Jewelers (7), with Sanborn & Son on Payton Place. Joe
Jumpshot bought the anklet from Sanborn & Son and the earring from Regency
Jewelers (5). Harry Churchill is on Capote St. and Tiffin's on Rodeo Road
(3). In sum, Joe Jumpshot went bigtime on the bling bling as follows:
- gold necklace from Harry Churchill, Capote St.
- platinum chain from J. Merlot in the Metro Arcade
- diamond bracelet from Tiffin's on Rodeo Road
- pearl earring from Regency on 6th Ave.
- silver anklet from Sanborn & Son on Payton Place