When I turned 10 years old, my parents took me to get my ears pierced for my birthday, after a couple years of my insistent requests. When I was 11 or 12, my Great Aunt Sylvia sent me a pair of earrings she'd purchased for me during one of her trips. Upon recieving them, I opened the box and saw what I thught were ridiculously huge green orbs on gold posts. I declared them "so old lady!" I also could never have seen myself wearing these hideous, and figured I neer would. So, out of respect for the woman who gave them to me, and the gift that they were, I stored them away.
A couple years ago, I pulled those earrings out and tried them on. Whoa and behold... I found them rather flattering, though perhaps still large for my tastes. The past six months I've put them on periodically when I thought they would suit what I was wearing, or my hair style. Now, after owned these little gems for 12+ years.. how did that happen... I find myself loving these earrings and wearingthem nearly every day!!
So, a Huge Thank You to my dear Aunt Sylvia for her vintage tastes the foresight to think jade earrings would look lovely under my auburn hair!!