This Year, It's Earrings,
Are you ready for the year of the ear?
If you haven’t heard — it’s here.
STORY BY BECKY STONE
We as a culture are feeling a little more rebellious than usual in 2017, and earrings are the perfect way to translate that sentiment into jewelry. This is a big, brave, bold moment for the ear, from creative multi-piercing combinations spotted on street-style stars to Beyonce’s mega-statement ear wear at the 2017 Grammys.
Brenda Smith (Above)
18K white gold earrings with tourmaline briolettes (47.0 TCW), faceted rhodolite (1.90 TCW) and diamonds (0.16 TCW).
brendasmithjewelry.com, (770) 337-6399
Perfect for Stacking
The fun of multiple ear piercings has reached every age group of the customer base, and if you’re smart, you’ll stock plenty of stack-ready earrings to match the demand. Remind your shoppers that if they’re rocking multiple piercings, each pair of earrings they take home is several looks in one — especially if they’re bold enough to try asymmetrical styling.
14K yellow gold earrings with tapered baguette diamonds (0.10 TCW).
laurapreshong.com, (617) 236-7660
Stephanie Albertson Jewelry
22K yellow gold and topaz earrings.
stephaniealbertson.com, (917) 279-0804
14K white gold studs with diamonds (1.00 TCW).
iddny.com, (800) 621-1162
18K white gold studs with diamonds (0.20 TCW) and blue sapphires (0.03 TCW).
meganthorne.com, (817) 920-7623
18K rose gold studs with garnet (0.26 TCW) and rubellite tourmaline (0.58 TCW).
janetaylor.com, (413) 256-8404
14K yellow gold earrings with diamonds (0.18 TCW) and sapphires (0.10 TCW).
barbeladesign.com, (212) 682-0724
18K yellow gold earrings with 8-8.5mm white cultured pearls and diamonds (0.26 TCW).
mastoloni.com, (800) 347-3275
14K yellow gold earrings with opals.
Hammered 18K yellow gold earrings with diamonds (0.64 TCW).
danabronfman.com, (650) 269-1101
Making a Statement
Women’s empowerment is an ongoing theme in 2017, and jewelry lovers are embracing outside-the-box styles that take up more visual space. Statement earrings are the epitome of this philosophy, allowing the wearer to frame her face with chandeliers of gems or precious metals. Now is the time for your customers to bedeck themselves like the queens they are.
14K white gold earrings with Tahitian drop pearls and black diamonds (4.45 TCW).
littlehjewelry.com, (949) 232-4472
18K rose gold earrings with white and black diamonds (2.87 TCW).
sylviecollection.com, (214) 472-9999
14K yellow gold earrings with mismatched tourmalines and tourmaline polished crystals.
judipowersjewelry.com, (718) 571-9049
18K yellow gold and sterling silver earrings with moonstone and diamonds.
unhada.com, (877) 481-8706
Daria de Koning
Earrings with Mexican blue opals (17.56 TCW), Paraiba tourmaline (2.87 TCW), aquamarine (20.19 TCW) and mint tourmaline (3.23 TCW).
El Dorado Jewelry
18K white gold earrings with sapphires (3.78 TCW) and diamonds (0.84 TCW).
eldoradojewelry.com, (213) 689-4406
Carre diamond earrings (9.30 TCW) in 18K white gold.
Price on request
rahaminov.com, (213) 622-9866
Sterling silver earrings with ammolite.
korite.com, (403) 404-4931
18K white and yellow gold earrings with green tourmalines, yellow diamonds (1.33 TCW) and white diamonds (1.50 TCW).
markschneiderdesign.com, (800) 452-5804
This article originally appeared in the May 2017 edition of INSTORE.