This is a good one.
Wife had a favourite pair of cheapy earrings.
Husband tried to have them fixed.
Husband inquired at the Brocante, to see if a quality replacement could be made?
Et voila - sterling, black spinel, quartz, and moonstone.
Better than new and soon to be found in beloved wife's stocking.
Lucky girl (and not just for her Christmas gift).
p.s. wife does not read this blog.