"Those are cute," said the lady helping me. "Ten dollars? I would have bought them." It reflects very poorly on my character that I kind of love it when that happens.
They're only costume jewelry, but they are so nicely made that the woman still couldn't get over the price. She put in two phone calls to the vendor to verify that it was the price for the earrings and not for the stand. I think she was hoping they would turn out to cost more so I would change my mind and she could buy them.
But she got no answer, so she sold them to me for ten dollars. Nels thinks they're cool, and so do I.