As she knew that I was already wearing the diamond earrings, I asked what she meant.
"If I were a 40 or 41 year old guy, that's what I'd think. You're gorgeous. Like diamonds."
As I'm still working on being less self-deprecating, it was hard not to add "But diamonds are cold and hard."
For once I took the compliment and mentally added, "Yes, like diamonds. Full of unexpected fire." I like that better.
Now I'll just work on believing it.