I love museums, but there’s one thing I hate about them: you can’t take anything with you. You find a painting that would look perfect in your living room? Too bad. A statue that would look swell in your jardin? Tough luck. It’s especially hard when you find a pair of earrings that you’d love to add to your jewelry collection, but they date back to the 2nd or 3rd Century BC and are part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.
But I’ve found three consolation prizes. Are they identical? No. But they capture the essence of those millenia-old gems. And they’re actually attainable.