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Judge the Jewels: Dizzying Delight or Stressful Spiral? Lizzo’s Drag Race Ear Jewels

Celebs love jewelry that occupies space in an unexpected way, and these Yunardi ear cuffs definitely excel in that department.





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The sighting: Superstar singer Lizzo appeared as a guest judge on the season 14 premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race and she donned a truly spectacular pair of ear cuffs for the occasion.

The jewels: Lizzo’s ears are festooned with two ear cuffs by Indonesian designer Rinaldy Yunardi. Each cuff is a graduated spiral of rings that increases in diameter as it snakes up the ear. Each of the rings is adorned with at least one stone.

I haven’t been able to definitively identify the materials of Lizzo’s ear cuffs, but Yunardi has worked in diamonds for past celebrity statement pieces.

Lizzo is also wearing several rings by Shine Like Me, a demi-fine celeb favorite whose crystal between-the-finger rings have also been seen on Madonna, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga.

The trends: Celebrities love jewelry that occupies space in an unexpected way, and these Yunardi ear cuffs definitely excel in that department. The voluminous, full-ear length cuffs may be too much look to translate directly to the everyday consumer’s life, but I can imagine a scaled-down version being a great self-purchase item for younger or more daring shoppers.

What do we think? These ear cuffs look like two sparkly, sentient Slinkeys from outer space that are taking a nap on Lizzo’s ears, and I am fully here for it. Lizzo’s flamboyant, unapologetic persona is one of the things I love about her, and it’s a treat to see her in jewelry that fits the scale of her personality – especially while on Drag Race, a show that demands pizzazz.

Judgement: 11/10 for big fun swirly weirdness


Becky Stone writes about jewelry styles for INSTORE. She is founder and CEO of well-known jewelry blog Diamonds in the Library.



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