"[My diamond stud earrings] were a gift from my mother. But they used to be hers. What happened was she actually lost one of them and reported it to the insurance company, and they replaced them, but then we found the one she lost at my house. And she called them and said we found them, and they said to just keep them. They remind me of my mother, who is a real salt-of-the-earth Midwesterner, and how when we were growing up she would tell the waitress she undercharged us, or make us carry a piece of candy we stole back to the store. They are about a carat and change— perfection."