My husband had Don Montgomery, the owner, create a spectacular Tahitian peal ring with diamonds made up for me for my fiftieth birthday, graduate school diploma, and our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary present, all of which occurred the same year. Don has the most fabulous huge Tahitian pearls, which he took out of a velvet bag and showed to me, one by one, under the the twinkling jewelry store lights in the cozy and intimate little shop. Each pearl was a slightly different shade, which Don named as he showed each pearl's unique surface off to me. When I had selected the perfect size (big) and shade (unmatched green), he created a wax model for me to try on a few weeks later. After several fittings, he made up the ring in white gold and gift wrapped it for my husband, and even included an appraisal.