mentioned my love of certain Connecticut jewelry stores before. My new discovery on that front is Steven Alan, which is not strictly a Connecticut store - they started in New York and are now all over - but which has locations in Westport and Greenwich. I didn't go to either of those; I ordered this earring online. But the reason I'm so excited about this place is that the previous sentence does not contain a mistake. I really bought an earring. Because Steven Alan sells (surprisingly affordable) stud earrings individually.
For those of us who got our ears pierced at the Trumbull Mall in the 1980s and have kept that second hole in the left ear open, this is pretty exciting.