Somewhere in my travels home from a friends Christmas party this past weekend I lost one of my pearl earrings. I wont pretend that I felt nothing at the loss, there were tears shed. Mostly because these earrings were gifts from my godparents when I graduated high school. But also a bit because these weren't simple round pearl studs; they had an delicate gold setting based off a design from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Collection of Roman and Etruscan jewelry. Sadly, these are no longer in production and I haven't had any luck finding them on Ebay. And so I've started looking for new gold and pearl earrings.