2008_07_earrings.jpgThe hot and humid weather didn't stop a Staten Island couple from digging through a landfill to find a pair of $20,000 earrings mistakenly thrown out. WCBS 2 reports that jeweler Haya Sharon had put her earrings in a "small jar of cleaning solution," which one of their jewelry store employees "accidentally threw it away Tuesday." The Sharons contacted the Sanitation Department, which directed them to the old Fresh Kills landfill, where their trash--amid all the other collected garbage--was waiting to be compacted and shipped elsewhere. The couple found the earrings on Thursday, after 30 minutes of searching.