Just when you thought you’d heard enough about the “statement earring,” a new crop is popping up for Spring. Sculptural earrings, in twisted, folded or crimped metal, look fresh and bold…in a minimalist kind of way.
These intriguing designs make us work a little to discern their shifting shapes. Spirals, helixes, and loops-within-hoops all vie for our attention, reminding us sometimes of modern art.
The best examples of sculptural earrings can be found in silver and gold, in shiny or matte finishes. More playful styles are available in spring colors, including Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017, Greenery.
All About the Neckline
Sculptural earrings transition well from daytime outfits to dressier evening looks. Play it by ear until you get the hang of it; these bolder pieces are a more considered purchase than your average hoops or go-to studs.
This season’s off-the-shoulder and cold-shoulder necklines form the perfect frame for these modern styles. Consider pairing them with thin metal or ribbon chokers, but avoid anything too big that might compete.
Looks We Love
Jewelry designers have embraced the sculptural earring trend at every price point. We love the silver-tone twists at Ross-Simons for only $59, and we covet the 14K gold “Italian Twists” at Blue Nile for $525.
Popular designer Lizzie Fortunato rocks the trend with a curvy pair of rhodium-plated brass “ribbons” with black enamel ($220). Sarah Magid’s sinuous metal “Ribbon Hoops” are $168 (see first image).
Available at BaubleBar
Fashion jewelry e-commerce leader BaubleBar always has its ear to the ground for the latest trends. Sure enough, the website’s sculptural earrings do not disappoint…at a price we can all afford.
BB’s contemporary “Christina Drop” double-hoops in shiny gold-tone metal are only $32 at baublebar.com. Viewed from different angles they form various silhouettes…the perfect starter set for spring’s most exciting earring trend.
Source: Accessories Magazine