Pearls are found in the mouths of oysters, just as wisdom is found in the mouths of sages and the ringmaster’s hat is found in the mouths of poorly trained circus lions. Sport a mouth-made wonder with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a pearl necklace, bracelet, and earring set from Midwest Service and Supply at 24/30 Surplus in New Haven (a $750 value).
Freshwater pearls clinched together with 18-karat white-gold-plated clasps await nude necks, bare wrists, and stud-less earlobes within 24/30 Surplus' treasure trove, stocked with items from Midwest Service and Supply. Measuring 6.5–7.5 millimeters in diameter, the high-luster cream-rose orbs are set in an 18-inch knotted necklace, a 7.5-inch knotted bracelet, and a pair of stud earrings ready to add charm to outfits or pet rocks with pierced ears. A gemologist from Klingler Jewelers appraised the oyster-fruit strands as good uniformity, off round, and lightly spotted. Each set comes tucked into a white jewelry case calibrated for storing the set or presenting the pearls to a sweetheart, daughter, or downhearted store mannequin.