Well I heard an ad on the radio yesterday from Marci Jewelry in Bellevue saying they make their own earrings. So I e-mailed them and asked if they can make a pair of diamond earrings with stainless steel studs. They said yes!
Not going to run out and buy them this year. Don't even know if I'll do it next year. But at least now I know it's a possibility and like my cruise to Alaska a couple years ago there is another dream just within my grasp.