12 Jewelry Trends for 2013: 10 Pairs of New Petite Drop Earrings

Every month from now until JCK Las Vegas 2013, I’ll highlight one trend from the 12 Jewelry Trends for 2013 post on my Style 360 blog—an editorial first look at new collections worldwide and expert market analysis on jewelry styles, launches, and trends.

The hint of spring—daffodils are blooming in some parts of the country!—brings with it street sightings of the fashions we saw on the spring 2013 runways. Think flirty accents like peplum and V necklines, fresh interpretations of bohemian styles, and the occasional ruffle, among other looks that a subtle earring silhouette can smartly accessorize. From Vanna K’s blush rose quartz drops—just launched in January—to Lorenzo’s super high-end aquamarines (freshly scouted at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show earlier this month), here’s a range of brand new and demure drop styles that jewelers can offer the shopper who’s come calling in search of the season’s finest looks.

DA Metals silver and resin earrings

Earrings in silver with resin; $64; DA Metals

Melinda Maria earrings

Earrings in 14k gold-plated brass with cubic zirconia; $275; Melinda Maria

Melinda Lawton earrings

Earrings in 14k gold and 18k gold vermeil with green onyx and light green amethyst; $290; Melinda Lawton

Vanna K earrings 

Gelato heart-shape dangle earrings in 18k rose gold with 1.35 cts. t.w. rose quartz and 0.10. ct. t.w. diamonds; $1,000; Vanna K

Denise James earrings

Earrings in 18k gold with 7.41 ct. t.w. trillion-cut peridot, 3.95 cts. t.w trillion-cut pink tourmaline, and 0.45 ct. t.w. round pink tourmaline; $3,000; Denise James

Patricia Tschetter earrings

Drop earrings in 18k gold and 22k gold granulation with natural Australian chrysoprase and 0.10 ct. t.w. VS-quality diamonds; $4,200; Patricia Tschetter

Photo by Marilyn O’Hara

Suzy Landa pink sapphire earrings

Firecracker earrings in 18k gold 37.53 cts. t.w. rose cut pink sapphires, 0.40 ct. t.w.  pink sapphires, and 0.16 ct. t.w. diamonds; $7,700; Suzy Landa

Deborah McLaughlin earrings

Earrings in 18k gold with 13 mm. freshwater pearls, 28.24 cts. t.w. peach moonstone, 4.2 cts. t.w. golden tourmaline, 2.52 cts. t.w. golden sapphire; $8,000; Deborah McLaughlin

Tamir Jewels earrings

Earrings in 18k white gold with 8.06 ct. t.w. mint green tourmaline and 1.49 ct. t.w. pear-shaped diamonds; $28,000; Tamir Jewels

Lorenzo aquamarine and diamond earrings

Santa Maria Earrings in 18k gold with 34.65 cts. t.w. aquamarine and 2.42 cts. t.w. diamonds; $86,000; Lorenzo Jewels