Long, sumptuous, eye-catching, lavish, showy: once upon a time, there were chandelier earrings
Wednesday, 22 November 2017,
by Antonella Reina
The oversized pendants, known as chandelier earrings due to their resemblance to vintage candelabra lighting fixtures, are today being replaced by more stylised and longer, shoulder-skimming earrings. Ultra-ornamental, baroque opulence, which has appeared in recent jewellery sketch-books, now interacts with ‘newcomers’, and features a heavy design element. Earrings characterised by a balanced touch of style, showcase the creative hand of the designer and the geometric cut of the gemstones they contain, harmoniously combined with gold.