A LOBE AFFAIR
With their high visibility and proximity to the face, earrings have the power to define someone’s style in an instant. And it makes no more sense to wear a nondescript pair of earrings than to place a prized painting in a shabby frame. The standout designs of the moment have a blithe, bohemian spirit, are bathed in glittering gold or feature colorful gemstone drops. — TANYA DUKESThis article originally appeared in the May 2016 edition of INSTORE.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A streamlined shape and subtle movement make these sizable earrings easy to wear all the time.DESCRIPTION: Turquoise Gala earrings in brass plated with 22K gold leaf and sterling silver leaf with 14K gold-plated ear wires MSRP: $178 (203) 956-0705 | evocateurstyle.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: The scattered, multicolored stones are playfully off-kilterDESCRIPTION: Sterling silver and 18K rose gold plate earrings with pink tourmaline and rhodolite MSRP: $255 (401) 276-0300 | kitheathretailer.com/us
WHY WE LOVE IT: A hoop is the ultimate earring silhouette for free spirits. In a powdery enamel hue with soft hints of gold, they’re also really sophisticated.DESCRIPTION: Pink enamel earrings with inlaid 18K rose gold and diamonds (0.06 TCW) MSRP: $4,744 (917) 399-5531 | nouvellebague.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: Delicate earrings don’t have to fade into the background. With their collage of tropical colors, these petite earrings are striking and festive.DESCRIPTION: Sterling silver and cubic zirconia hoops MSRP: $106 (402) 926-3479 | elisailana.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: These are earrings to reach for on the first day of spring and wear every day until the end of summer. They radiate sunny charm.DESCRIPTION: Paisley earrings in 18K yellow gold and Mandarin garnet, amethyst, peridot, beryl and Swiss blue topaz MSRP: $3,200 (561) 659-3700 | tamaracomolli.com
LAURIE LANGDON / Elisa Ilana
NAME THE EARRING STYLE THAT’S POISED TO BECOME A MAJOR TREND. I am seeing interest in a larger chandelier earring, with lots of movement and layers, including color. There is also another trend emerging. I’m not sure it has teeth yet: the ear climber.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The studs can be worn solo for a day at the office. Add the fringe elements after hours.DESCRIPTION: 14K yellow gold earrings with diamonds (0.51 TCW) MSRP: $1,200 (213) 623-8900 | shycreation.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: A repeating, softly geometric design that manages to look a little retro, and a little futuristic at the same time.DESCRIPTION: Pendant earrings in 14K white and yellow gold with diamonds (0.67 TCW) MSRP: $2,285 (212) 730-1003 | luvente.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: The concentric hoops of the design give these earrings so much dimension.DESCRIPTION: Diamond and 14K gold earrings MSRP: $2,450 (212) 730-0007 | madisonldesigns.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: Thanks to the finely textured surface and scattered diamonds, the compact earrings have plenty of warm shimmer.DESCRIPTION: Princess collection earrings in 18K yellow gold and diamonds MSRP: $6,300 (212) 486-4545 | robertocoin.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: The spiraling lines are so fascinating — they’ll get lots of lingering glances.DESCRIPTION: Diamond knot earrings in 18K rose gold and diamonds (3.41 TCW) MSRP: $15,500 (213) 627-4019 | paradedesign.com
LEORA AMINOFF / Madison L
NAME THE NEXT EARRING STYLE THAT’S POISED TO BECOME A MAJOR TREND. Long dainty earrings! They are simple, classic and elegant and they are going to be a huge trend in the coming months. They’re my go-to because I can wear them with anything — from my fashionable jeans and T-shirt by day to my black dress at night. You really can’t go wrong.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Encircling the brilliant green jade with black diamonds tempers the color and makes the earrings surprisingly easy to wear.DESCRIPTION: 18K black gold earrings with nephrite jade and black diamonds MSRP: $9,700 (312) 305-6476 | carlaamorim.com.br
WHY WE LOVE IT: The selection of stones in these earrings is multicolored but neutral and versatile.DESCRIPTION: 18K yellow gold earrings with diamonds (0.28 TCW), amethyst (4.02 TCW), citrine and prasiolite MSRP: $3,260 (888) 679-3088 | viannabrasil.com
SOPHIA BY DESIGN
WHY WE LOVE IT: The pink drops are timelessly pretty, and an unexpected hint of bright green makes them cool, too.DESCRIPTION: 14K rose gold earrings with rose quartz (50.25 TCW), pink sapphire, green garnet and diamond MSRP: $5,845 (215) 629-0260 | sophiabydesign.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: The bracing blue color is an instant pick-me-up and it’s beautifully framed in graceful, scalloped sterling silver.DESCRIPTION: Cascading drop earrings in sterling silver and blue topaz MSRP: $590 tacori.com
ELLE TIME & JEWELRY
WHY WE LOVE IT: The sleek shape and understated gems are perfect for adding color to a minimalist look.DESCRIPTION: Sugar Melon sterling silver earrings with smoky CZ and rose quartz MSRP: $145 (469) 221-0866 | ellejewelry.com