But Grandma always wore clip on, or screw on "ear bobs" when she dressed up. [Grandma was born in a whole different century from us, and many of her colloquialisms were different than ours.] Earrings were always "ear bobs" to her.
Grandma had several pairs, but one pair in particular meant something to me. They were a lovely pair of clip on earrings, with an amber colored stone set in them. I was born in November, and topaz is my birthstone. So, I often played with these as a child during dress up, but only right there in front of Grandma, as she didn't want me to lose them. And I was always careful, because I wanted to play with them another time, and I made sure to treat them with respect, so Grandma would let me wear them another day!
Grandma came to live with us when I was only 5. Shortly after I turned 15, Grandma passed away. Mother packed away her things. Years later, when I was grown and married, with children of my own, Mother brought out Grandma's little box of jewelry. And these are what I chose for my own keepsake from it.......
I don't wear them, as they are clip on, and my ears are pierced, and the clip on simply aggravate me. I know I could easily convert them. But I haven't had the heart to change them from the way Grandma wore them.
Still, I bring them out, and sometimes slip them on in front of the dressing mirror, and remember a time when I would put them on and my Grandma would say, "You are the prettiest girl in all of the land!", making mefeel just like a princess.
How I miss Grandma today!