An ad said that your gallery had Verdura cuffs so it was the first place I visited in Manhattan. I went to the store after 6 pm, on Valentine's Day, after a day in the gem lab. I was tired, away from my sweetheart, and felt too scruffy for your gallery.
A gentleman took my bags and a blond lady let me try on and pet all of the Verdura items (except the chess men- I never asked) even though I blurted, "I can't buy anything today, but I want to try on a Verdura cuff to see if I should save for it." None of the cuffs fit properly (sorrow and relief) but the rings were wonderful. There was a tourmaline elephant ring (not Verdura) that I debated about buying- did it look as good as I thought? I had a wonderful time, not only because of the beautiful, historic collection, but because of the nice lady who played with the jewels with me.
Today I realized that the store was FD...THE FD, purveyors of amazing jewelry on 1st Dibs. And I saw a photo of you too. I think you might have been the person who was so kind to me- if not, your sales lady resembles you. Thank you, thank you very much for being truly classy.
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