You're out with the guys watching Steph Curry clean up during the NBA Finals. The announcers are fawning over the Golden State Warriors' impressive run through all of 2015 and 2016. They cut to a shot of the 2015 NBA championship ring.
Your friend says, "Couldn't they come up with a better prize for these guys than a gaudy ring?"
You jump in and explain the astonishing symbolism and craftsmanship behind every detail of NBA championship rings for the last six years.
Jaws would drop. Rings suddenly don't seem like such a "lame" prize anymore.
When thinking of antique jewelry, opals - a birthstone for October - may be one of the first stones that come to mind. Their array of dazzling colors has captivated imaginations for centuries.
A note of caution, while many say that the opal will bring good luck to wearers, others believe that opals bring bad luck. If you believe in superstitions, you may want to rethink pulling out your opal jewelry on the next Friday the 13th or Halloween.