Two Christmases ago, my husband gave me beautiful, huge freshwater pearl drops by Mizuki. They're gold structured drops, with a small diamond at the bottom of each of the pearls. I love them, and wear them often at night.

These are the earrings that made me think about a big pair of baroque pearl studs for daytime wear -- the ones I wanted to buy, but couldn't find. The elusive earrings that kicked off Daily Pearls. I hadn't actually seen them on anyone, but I knew they were out there.

And then, one month ago, a woman joined us in the U.S. preclearance line at Pearson, and there they were! Hanging next to her perfectly made-up face, topping off a classic-chic outfit. By the time I recovered from my shock, we were about to be called to see the official, so I wasn't able to ask her about them, and I didn't see her again.

But she inspired me to get back on my intial quest, so I found a woman in China who was willing to work with me on my odd request. And a few days ago, these beauties arrived in the mail.

Needless to say, I'm having a professional make the backs of these earrings. Stay tuned -- two of the three pairs will be for sale soon!