Way back in the old days, when a sailor wanted to get a heavy mooring line ashore, he'd attach it to a light line at the end of which he'd tie a neat-looking, intricate knot called a monkey's fist around a spherical rock. Then he'd throw the monkey's fist to those waiting on the docks. Well, forget the rope this holiday season. A.G.A. Correa & Son Jewelry, the makers of fine, nautically themed jewelry for almost 40 years, have hand-tied Monkey's Fist Earrings available in 14-karat ($375) and 18-karat ($470) gold. Put a pair of these beautiful pieces under the tree and you're almost certain to get your lines across successfully.