With so many designs beckoning our attention now, what new direction can you take with your jewelry collection that is truly innovative but not a flash in the pan trend that will look outdated soon? We’d suggest something that has more to do with the design of the jewel in a subtle but stylish way.
TWIST ON CLASSIC FORM
The front-back design or inside-out motif is a chic way to show your style without shouting about it. Pearls are now rendered this way—a larger and smaller pearl shares the same stud, so the wearer decides which one to be more prominently displayed on the ear.
RED CARPET READY
Now one of the most elegant ways to wear your diamonds or fine gemstone earrings is also with a graceful inside out rendering. Take a peek at the sexy-chic Hearts on Fire earrings worn by Gwen Stefani at NBC’s ‘The Voice.’ While she had great fun with whimsical hair adornment and
outfit—she found the perfect accompaniment with a more subtle earring choice. The diamond stud features a five stone ear-lobe hugger that attaches to the back of the earring as an extension of the post back. The look is understated yet very modern.
MIX IT UP
This type of earring is always a good choice whether your ensemble is complex and elaborate or sleek couture. Look for this style to take you from day to evening and anything in between. If you chose Hearts on Fire too, the industry’s first branded diamond, know that these diamonds are cut perfectly every time—that’s what creates that superb sparkle we crave from diamonds. HOF (Hearts on Fire) is found globally and at area retailers like Dunkin’s Diamonds, and some Saks 5th Avenue.
You’ll find these are a perfect addition to the savvy Naples woman’s jewelry wardrobe. As a stand-alone jewelry piece or mixed with other items, the inside out earring will find its place of pride in the jewel box for years to come.
PHOTO(S) COURTESY D’ORAZIO & ASSOCIATES INSIDE OUT CHIC