Those red, white and blue earrings that have brought Needham Olympian Aly Raisman so much luck will soon be sparkling on the ears of her teammates: Adamas Fine Jewelry of Newton has promised all the girls on the US Olympic Team their very own pair, after they crushed the Russians to win the gold medal in the team competition on Tuesday.
“They are absolutely getting them,” said Adamas co-owner Veronica Sagherian.
Raisman and her family have long been clients at Adamas, and when Raisman earned her spot on the US gymnastics team, Sagherian and her brother Anto Aboyan wished her good luck by crafting her a pair of ruby, diamond and sapphire studs.
“I love the patriotism look,” Raisman told Channel 7 news.
Raisman has scarcely taken them off - she even wore them on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
“We had no expectations whatsoever, we just gave her a nice gift,” said Sagherian. “Honestly, we didn’t even know if she was allowed to wear them in competition. But we’ve seen them everywhere. Every time there’s a picture of her, there are the earrings.”
Sagherian said she missed the streaming video of Raisman and her team flipping their way to gold on Tuesday because she was working, but she turned on her TV as soon as she got home on Tuesday night.
“I’ve never been so committed to watching the Olympics. It’s nice to have that connection,” she said. “It’s nice to see that person you’re connected to is doing so well.”
Calls and emails, she said, have begun pouring in to the store: everybody wants a pair of earrings like Aly’s. But the earrings are off-limits until after the competition is over – Sagherian is not going to fool around with something as delicate as a lucky streak.
“I feel like, if she’s looking at this as her lucky earrings, I’m not going to mess with that,” said Sagherian.
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