Oysters grow pearls, which humans transform into earrings, just as snowmen grow noses, which humans transform into salad. Don adaptive gems with today's Groupon: for $39, you get seven pairs of pearl earrings at Siegel Jewelers (a $79.50 value).
A fourth-generation family business with more than 120 years of experience, Siegel Jewelers outfits customers with elegant, high-quality jewelry. Each freshwater-pearl earring boasts an 8-millimeter stud perched atop a sterling-silver post and, like a stoplight created by an experimental artist, glows with one of seven colors. Classic white, black, and gray lend sophistication to sparsely decorated earlobes, and lilac and peach provide pastel shades. The chic adornments accessorize formal and casual attire, allowing chocolate- and crème-hued varieties to make ears proud at midnight balls, costume parties, and casual rugby scrimmages.
2845 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512