No one heard him enter the house. He took the stairs slowly, making sure to step over the one that creaks. If he pulled this off, it would be the biggest score of all time. He turned the bedroom door handle, carefully, so it didn’t rattle. It was pitch black inside, but he knew what he was doing. He’d practiced this. He tiptoed across the hardwood floor and found the nightstand. He was careful not to leave a trace, no sign of disturbance.
The next morning, his wife awoke, immediately suspicious. “Where did that come from?” she asked. He pretended to be asleep. “Seriously, how did THAT get there?” Resting on top of her thick, unfinished romance novel was the Stauer Forever Yours Heart. The rose gold-finished sterling silver heart, shined with the brilliance of 104 dazzling, micro-set DiamondAura®, and a smaller inset glowed with a cluster of three freshwater cultured pearls. He turned over, kissed her, and told her, “I love you. And I want you to know how much.”
He told her the legend of wealthy women in Ancient Rome, who wore their pearls to bed so that they could be immediately reminded of their riches when time they woke. “I want you to know you are rich with love, every time you wake up.” “It’s perfect,” she said, “You shouldn’t have.” But he could see that she was glad he did.