Sunday, March 25, 2007


Being a special night out, I wore a pair of pearl & gold earrings my grandfather, Ben Cooper, had designed. He was a very talented jewelry designer, having created spectacular pieces for Ina's and Glasner & Tiba (both in Beverly Hills) among other places, during his career. I am fortunate to possess a number of his creations, and always remember him whenever I have a chance to wear them.
When we were young, we were fascinated by his wax carvings, and enthralled with the raw castings he let us play with. Donna and I often got to sort through his boxes of loose precious gems and stones (I especially loved the fire opals and diamonds) and enjoyed matching up sets, pretending to create designs of my own.

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