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Julio Jones lost a $100k earring in a lake

A fun afternoon on Lake Lanier ended up costing the Falcons star a whole lot more than he expected.

People lose earrings all the time. It happens. But unless you’re Julio Jones, losing an earring probably won’t set you back $100,000.

Jones set out for a fun day of jet skiing on Georgia’s Lake Lanier last week. Things went south when he realized his earring, which is worth about as much as some peoples’ homes, was missing.

“Yeah, it was worth a little bit,” Jones told Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, 11 Alive.

Jones often wears small diamond hoops or studs, but at least he didn’t lose both earrings, which would have presumably run him about $200,000.

Not surprisingly, Jones hired scuba divers to try to find the missing jewelry. It won’t be easy. Lake Lanier, which is near the Falcons’ training facility in Flowery Branch, is almost 58 square miles and as deep as 160 feet in some spots. It’s about 65 feet deep in the area where Jones lost the earring.

Jones has made about $52 million so far over the course of his career. If the divers can’t track down his missing earring, he can probably just buy another. But shelling out $100,000 to replace a lost earring seems painful, even for Jones.

Julio Jones: He’s just like us, except his earrings are a lot more expensive.