Autumn’s here and the brisk pumpkin-spiced breeze is full of nostalgia! You may have noticed the rising popularity of linked gold necklaces, stud earrings, and classic timepieces. As our style evolves, it’s fun to add elements from the past. True to this trend, there’s one detail dangling on the ears of fashion’s most prolific leaders — statement earrings.
Here, our experts break down how to make the most of conversation-sparking earrings.
When Classics Rebel
This year, gorgeous statement earrings danced on the ears of models walking runways in Milan, New York, London, and Paris. Classics, like pearls, have been re-imagined into funky pieces with a punk appeal. Marco Bicego, for example, plays with silhouettes to put a new spin on mother of pearl and classic baubles.
The jewelry designer has also embraced the oversize chain-link trend, with yellow gold Jaipur Link drop earrings. These earrings effortlessly toe the line between cool and sophisticated—the perfect complement to a crisp white button-down or sumptuous fall knit.
Nature-Inspired Statement Earrings
Natural elements that reflect earthy tones and textures are highly coveted. Gemstones and minerals like turquoise and quartz are elevating classic drop earrings. Even carved wood and sculpted glass are having a moment in the “drop-light.”
Penny Preville is a master at accentuating earthy tones with lively touches. She decorates drop earrings with gemstones such as turquoise, moonstone, and blue opal. Delicate diamond pavé adds the finishing touch. These natural beauties can be made formal with a sheath dress or casual with a cashmere turtleneck or sweater.
How Low Can You Go?
Diamond-encrusted earrings are back! A nod to the high-sparkle statement-makers of years past, the biggest runway shows featured long, fringed pieces, mismatched earrings, and diamonds draping down to shoulder-gracing lengths.
Graziela has several statement earrings featuring diamonds and geometric shapes that drape ultra-low. They add a fierce note to both work and after-hours outfits alike.
Stephen Webster pushes past the edge of daring with feather and butterfly motifs that glisten with diamonds from every angle.
Think Outside the Hoop
High-style hoops are a fun way to play with this classic shape — the more unusual, the better. John Hardy employs a hoop foundation but ups the effect by mimicking snakeskin on one pair or chain links on another. It works well for both the minimalist and the embellisher.
Fun, abstract, and artsy statement earrings add a whimsical flair to otherwise simple outfits and take an already modern ensemble to imaginative new heights.
Find Statement Earring Styles You Love at Razny Jewelers
Our four showrooms, located in Addison, Chicago, Hinsdale, and Highland Park, feature countless styles of earrings, custom, and designer jewelry. Make an appointment or stop in for your personal shopping experience. Allow our dedicated staff to help you to find the piece you’ll treasure forever.