On Christmas Eve, The Electrician hid a pair of blue topaz earrings in my Advil bottle, then suggested strongly (and repeatedly) that it must be almost time for a dose of painkiller. I have joked with him since that it’s a very lucky thing I turned the lights on in my bedroom before taking my analgesic, or I might have accidentally swallowed my Christmas earrings and had to wait two days to get them back.
My earrings are gorgeous. They have a large sky blue pear dangling from a smaller round topaz, with a wee diamond in between, all set in shiny white gold. Unfortunately, they were post-backed earrings, which are nearly impossible for me to wear because my long hair tangles in the post back and undoes the earring, not to mention pulling my curls. I am also blessed with plump earlobes, so my earrings that were supposed to drop below my ears and twinkle didn’t actually extend beyond my lobes.
Ever the resourceful woman, and not wanting to just exchange my pretty baubles because they’re a meaningful gift from my beloved, I took them to a local jeweler to have them retrofitted with hinged lever backs so they are comfortable and secure.
I picked my earrings up today, and they look fantastic. Now that they dangle in the space below my ample lobes as the designer intended, the stones are bright and sparkle like mad because they can catch the light. I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out and keep tossing my head to make them flash.
When I picked my twinklers up today, the jeweler commented on my ears. She said I should never wear studs because they don’t flatter me (fair enough) but also that I was really lucky to have the ears I do because in Chinese culture, thick earlobes are a sign of a fortunate life. Who knew? Apparently, my lobes indicate that I will be very blessed with longevity and financial security.
And here I was, just thinking my earlobes were chubby.
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