These bold drop earrings are guaranteed to turn heads wherever you go
This season, it’s time to ditch your trusty hoops and embrace over-the-top drop earrings that wave goodbye to the minimalist trend of simple metals in favour of rainbow gemstones and bold tassels. Here are five pairs of vibrant drop earrings that will instantly brighten up your winter wardrobe.
Melissa Joy Manning
Melissa Joy Manning’s unique designs are not only beautiful, but socially responsible too. These limited edition earrings are handmade from recycled 14-karat gold and set with 7.15-carats of blue apatite stones and 7.40-carats of peridot. They fall just above the chin and gently sway as you move.
Strung with resin pebbles in different shades of yellow and red, these Leo earrings from Los Angeles label Cult Gaia offer a mix of organic form with modern design. The shoulder-skimming length pairs well with a plain white tee.
Each piece of Percossi Papi jewellery is made entirely by hand by a small team of artisans in the label’s Rome atelier. Cast from gold-plated silver and enamel, this pair is set with carnelian, orange zircon, lapis lazuli and tiny seed pearls.
Part of the designer’s current collection, Katerina Makriyianni’s fringed gold-tone earrings are inspired by a tradition inherited from her grandmother and the Greek island of Crete where she grew up. Made from sterling silver, these earrings feature a green feathered design that reach the shoulders.
Mercedes Salazar grew up in Colombia, and elements of Latin America permeate all of her designs. These Tropic Parrot earrings are handmade from iraca palm and thread, with floral-embellished gold-tone clips and playful tasseled tips.
- By Gracie Stewart