Finally, Proof That Investment Pieces Pay Off

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As much as we love Topshop, perhaps it's time to reconsider fast fashion. Israeli archaeologists dug up a 2,000-year-old gold, emerald, and pearl earring. The bauble dates back to the time of Jesus (yes, Jesus). "It must have belonged to someone of the elite in Jerusalem,'' said Doron Ben-Ami, director of excavation at the site. ''Such a precious item, it couldn't be one of just ordinary people.'' Figures. But if that's not an investment piece, what is? [NYT]