My grandma (mother’s side) recently turned 85 last July 24.
For that joyful occasion, I got her a pearl necklace.
I don’t know why, usually grandmas love pearls. I dislike them for that reason. No pearls for me.
But my Grandma likes them so much, she collects them. She has them in a pale pink, white, cream, gold and grey. No black. (black is not a good color according to Chinese superstitions) I don’t know the exact count of her pearl collection.
All I know is she adores them. She wears them daily. She even matches them with her outfit!
She always has a single strand of round pearls, with pearls studs on her ears. They are her fashion staple.
So, when I was looking for a gift for her birthday, I need to get her something I never got her before.
(On her past birthdays I got her a ink portrait, a pink fluffy bathrobe, swarovski necklace… etc)
I never got her pearls. Till this birthday.
She loved it! Even my aunts liked the unique shape of this necklace.
Apparently, the necklace doesn’t fit.
That left us all baffled. Before I gave it to her I tried wearing it at home, along with my Mum, my Sister, even our Nanny tried it on, it fits us all. ( twisted to two strand)
But when Grandma tried to wear it, she cannot twist and loop the necklace into two strand.
Its just a long weird strand of pearls on her. I need to get the necklace re stringed with additional pearls.
That got us thinking, do people’s heads grow wider as they age? We think it does.