The man with the pearl earring

A couple of years ago I decided that what I would give myself for my 60th birthday was a baroque pearl earring. Something to do with Shakespeare, maybe, although he wore a simple gold hoop.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Ray DuBose (of R. DuBose Jewelers here in downtown Newnan) in scouring the world for a suitable pearl—I rejected about eight before we found one that matched my mental image—I have been successful.

Here is my latest folie:

I’ll post another one after I get a haircut and Ray finishes adjusting the setting—but I was too excited not to share.

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