I just love feather earrings! I don’t know what it is, but they have this magical aura about them. They can come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures.
The other day when I came across the GAS Bijoux Serti Plume Earrings, I was left awestruck. These are statement earrings. They are super gorgeous. Which kinda left me surprised that I know nothing about this earring designer. Lucky for me, Shopbop offers designer bios. According to the website, the family-owned company was originally founded in 1969 by Andre Gas. Freshly graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris, Gas found inspiration in the peace and love movement… a style that still shows today.
These earrings really capture the spirit of the brand. I love the brightly colored feathers, including the pheasant feathers that are mixed in. Accompanying the real feathers are gold plated feather charms and earthy, faceted stones. My favorite feature, however, is the stud back. With such a large earring to support, a stud back is much more practical than a traditional wire hook.
The GAS Bijoux Serti Plume Pheasant Earrings are available Here at SHOPBOP
Kenneth Jay Lane is one of my favorite “contemporary” jewelry designers. His pieces are gorgeous, there is no arguing that. But they are also pretty affordable (mid-range pricing). I have seen some great stuff from this designer over the years and it makes me sad to think they sort of get overlooked. When I see pieces like the Kenneth Jay Lane Double Fan Earrings though, I wonder how anyone could not be hooked!
I absolutely adore three dimensional earrings. What I mean are the designs that incorporate both the front and back. In the case of this pair, two fans sit on either side of the earlobe. One fan is the earring itself and the other fan is attached to the back. The result is a level of depth you just cannot achieve with traditional earring designs. I also love the fact that these are fans. You know, like old fashioned hand fans. They are undeniably feminine. Plus the intricate details are exquisite.
The Kenneth Jay Lane Double Fan Earrings are available here at SHOPBOP
Retails for $245
When it comes to earrings, I look for unique, standout statement pieces. I like it when my earrings make people stop and take a second glance. It’s just to easy to own and wear seemingly ordinary styles. Which is why I love these Alexis Bittar Traveling Earrings. They look like nothing else I have ever seen.
Designer Alexis Bittar got his start selling vintage jewelry and clothing in New York City. I guess it should come as no surprise then that many of his designs appear to be vintage-inspired. That is what I love about this particular pair. The Swarovski crystals are gorgeous and they look like something you would find in grandma’s jewelry box. I also love the mix of shapes and the curved line of smaller crystals that seem to cradle the larger teardrop crystal. And then there are the chains. Described as “draped”, the chains create a swag look underneath the earrings. Beautiful!
The Alexis Bittar Traveling Earrings are available at ShopBop!
Each time I get my wedding set inspected I find myself lusting over the diamond stud selection of my local jewelry shop. I have an initial solitaire set, but sometimes I wonder if a secondary solitaire set (both worn at once) would suit my style. My problem is that I don’t have a tertiary and quad ear piercing, which I regret not getting done during my teen years.
For those who dig multiple earrings but don’t have the piercings, you can still wear the style through the popular Ear Crawler trend. Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry portrays this trend beautifully with their White Sapphire Triple Baguette Stud Earring.
Only have a single ear piercing? No problem. With this trend, you’ll carry the illusion of three earrings in each lobe. You can try the trend without much obligation by choosing a white sapphire alternative to a diamond assortment.
This triple baguette piece is set in 18k gold vermeil and is reasonably priced at $242.
You can shop Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry at: JenniferZeuner.com
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I remember when I was in high school that ear cuffs were a HUGE thing. Everyone had them and some people would have multiples lining the edge of their ears. Yep, gaudy, I know! Some of them were rather bulky too. But I never really jumped on the bandwagon with that fad. I suppose it was a good thing I never did because they disappeared almost as quickly as they appeared! Well, guess what. Ear cuffs are back. But I am not as put off by their reappearance as I thought I would be. That is because most are actually quite dainty. Just check out the Jacquie Aiche JA Ear Cuff With Chain!
It is described as a whisper-thin chain uniting a tiny ear cuff and ball stud earring. Whisper-thin is right! The 3.25 inch chain is super dainty. The cuff is practically invisible too. The result is a very elegant piece that would be perfect for anyone looking for something a little different!
I know they are a bit overdone, but I still love feather earrings. They just have a rich, earthy, almost boho-chic look to them. Most of the feather earrings out there are made with large feathers. Scale can certainly create a more dramatic effect, but sometimes you want something toned down a bit. Don’t get me wrong, the large feathers can be a lot of fun. I just think it is nice to have something that fits in a little better with everyday outfits. That is why I love this pair you see here. Meet the Serefina Feather Earrings!
This San Francisco-based designer is no stranger to feathers! They draw their inspiration from arts and crafts from Southeast Asia and they love incorporating natural materials into their designs. These earrings are an excellent example of this style. I love the look of the thin feathers bundled together. And I love the warm brown tones! These earrings would look gorgeous paired with floaty floral print top and skinny jeans.
Price Tag: $45
I’ve been shopping for jewelry non-stop for the past month. I can’t even tell you how much money I’ve spent at Henri Bendel but no worries, I have absolutely no buyers remorse! I’m not one for real jewelry but for something fake, less expensive and glamorous I’m a huge fan. However, I do love vintage jewelry and that comes at a big price sometimes. Like the Vintage Chanel Cambon Bag Earrings. These earrings are stunning and I absolutely love that they are little Chanel bags hanging from your ear.
OK, yes they are pricey but it’s Chanel! When is Chanel not pricey? However, this in Vintage and they practically look brand new! This is what I call statement jewelry especially because no one can go out and buy these beauties. I’m sure any fashion lover would comment if they saw you wearing these and they would be a great Holiday gift for the special Fashionista in your life. I would personally love to wear them with a black suit. Chanel is sophisticated, classy and glamorous so you might as well wear a look that emulates the brand well. Such beautiful earrings and only one person can buy them on Shop Bop! Click away and show us pictures on the forum if you purchase them. They are drop dead gorgeous!
Price Tag: $1,463
I will admit, I never really cared too much for gigantic chandelier earrings. They are gorgeous and I love them, but man do they make my ears hurt. Now this isn’t to say I don’t like dangly styles. I love them and will wear them. I just tend to pick modestly-sized dangly earrings. Recently though, I have been finding them a bit impractical for when I’m working. I still like to feel girly though, even if I don’t look like it sometimes. That is why I have sort of rediscovered the stud earring.
Most people don’t realize this, but stud earrings can be quite fun. They come in many styles from sophisticated to whimsical. They are sort of like a little surprise for people when they come in close to have a conversation with you. Pictured above is a pair of stud earrings that I am sure would make the surprise quite pleasant. They are the Kate Spade ‘Shoe in Heel’ Stud Earrings! Yep, these earrings are shaped like little pumps. So cute and fun, perfect for when you want to feel girly.
I love unique jewelry that will instantly grab someone’s attention. Perhaps it’s the Leo in me, but I always like to look completely different and I hardly ever follow trends. I tend to always wear things that are kind of out there or very glamorous. I’m in acting school at the moment and I even go to class all dressed up. I’m the only one in my classes that dresses like they are going out to eat or on a date to class. I just feel life is too short so I might as well look and act as fabulous as possible.
This is going to sound awful, but I have always seen clip-on earrings as an “old lady” sort of thing. Not having pierced ears was certainly more common among the older generations. I am pretty sure my grandma wore clip-on earrings. Therefore, the clip-on earrings I am familiar with have a very vintage feeling about them. Most of the ones I have seen are large, button styles. They are meant to conceal the fact they have a clip without being too heavy. So you can probably imagine my surprise when I came across the earrings you see here. Introducing the Alexis Bittar New Wave Earrings.
My relationship with spiders is quite strange. If I see one in my car when I am driving, for example, I might freak out if I think it is going to descend on its silk right into my lap. Yet if I see one crawling around outside, I can calmly pick it up (using a container, of course). I’m not sure why that is. I think it helps though if I think of the book Charlotte’s Web. It was one of my favorite books as a child, even though its kind of sad. So I suppose it would be alright if I allowed myself to like these earrings you see here. Meet the Pamela Love Spider & Pearl Earrings!
I love linear earrings! They are more wearable than chandelier style earrings. You’re still getting the look of a large earring, but the long and slender shape is much more flattering. So I’m always on the look out for new linear styles and recently I spotted a pair that I absolutely love! Meet the Lizzie Fortunato High Noon Tassel Earrings!