The XX Factor

What’s Short of the Kobe Special?

Apparently, if you are married to Tiger Woods and he cheats on you frequently then you get a ” Kobe special ,” Tiger’s reference to the house-sized, $4 million ring Kobe Bryant bought for his wife, Vanessa, when he was cheating. So now all women of a certain class understand that the sudden appearance of eight carats out of the blue means he is definitely cheating. But what about the rest of us? Are there appropriate cheater jewels for every class and situation, the way there are monthly birthstones? What if your husband comes home with one carat, or sudden rubies? Does that mean only a single mistress? And cubic zirconium? That he only had lust in his heart?