WHAT TO WEAR: STATEMENT EARRINGS
KATHERINE VAN DELL’S TRENDING JEWELRY TIPS
23 August 2016
In our previous installment of “What to Wear” , Rago Jewelry Specialist Katherine Van Dell introduced us to the trend of layering necklaces as a way to add texture and interest to your outfit. This time we’re exploring a trend on the other end of the adornment spectrum – the effect created by bold and vibrant statement earrings.
Read on to discover Katherine’s favorite statement pieces coming up for sale in our Unreserved Jewelry Auction on August 25.
Trend #2: Statement Earrings
It seems that as the popularity of most statement jewelry - rhinestone encrusted ‘bibs’ or collar necklaces, armfuls of wide bangles or giant glittering ring baubles - has declined, the statement earring has become ever more spectacular. Mammoth or colorful studs; exaggerated, tactile drops executed in mixed media; jewels (genuine and faux); textiles - anything goes when it comes to the statement earring trend. Much like a pop of bright lipstick, this trend highlights a lovely face (always a good thing). Execute it with discretion, wear it with a simple dress and subtle make-up, and you’ll be right on point.
Lot 52: VICTORIAN LIMOGES ENAMEL, PEARL & SILVER EARRINGS
These sweet earrings with Limoges enameled putti and a dainty ribbon bow surmount are both intricate and bold (with a length from post of 2 inches); and what better statement than to be the mounting for two (albeit miniature) paintings? Pair with an edgy look to soften the appeal, or wear rosy-cheeked with lace or cashmere to mimic the imagery. Either way, these antique earrings add a feminine touch of the past to any wardrobe.
Lot 158: ED WIENER STERLING SILVER & CORAL EARRINGS
Like tiny mobiles for your ears, these fabulous drop earrings are both sculptural and kinetic. Designed by famed artist Ed Weiner and executed in silver with punchy coral bead terminals, these circa 1950 earrings were designed under the culminated influences of the post-Bauhaus and abstract expressionism movements; movements that Wiener famously joined with his jewelry designs.
Lot 212: MOONSTONE & DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS
The bigger the better with this pair of drop earrings. Dropping about 3 inches from the post, these earrings providing a wide palette for the soft tonal blues and purples of the adularescent moonstone and are accented by a sprinkling of rose cut diamonds. Dress them up with an evening gown or dress them down with jeans and flats - this versatile set is perfect for those unafraid to accessorize.
Lot 315: CITRINE & 18K YELLOW GOLD EARRINGS
It’s hard to resist this pair of sunflower yellow quartz earrings. Sure to brighten and compliment most skin tones, these sparkling studs might just become your ole’ reliables.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our “What to Wear” blog series and picked up a few tips and tricks to incorporate into your own look. Keep an eye out for new installments of “What to Wear” ahead of our December Fine Jewelry Auction to discover even more trending fashion advice.
And while you’re waiting for the next “What to Wear” be sure to check out our August Unreserved Jewelry Auction’s full-color online catalog to discover the 400+ lots of antique and modern jewelry, watches and luxury accessories on offer.