The New York Times wrote in January about the return of button clip earrings, a style last popular in the late 1960s. I love the retro button styles, but find clip-ons intolerable for extended wear. Even the ones that proclaim they “Don’t Pinch!” pinch.
The NYT article has a tip, however, that should make clip-ons more bearable:
“Pull your lobe from the edge away from your face and clip the earring where the lobe meets the jaw line. This makes your cheekbones do most of the work, taking weight off the lobe so it won’t stretch.” (Link)
These were my grandmother’s. I love the design–the green/white combination, the stylized petals, the contrasting gold back.