A reason not to swear off all jackets (except the winter ones).
I’m done with jackets—of the winter variety, at least. I know I risk jinxing something with that simple statement (there is snow in the forecast for Sunday, apparently), but there it is. One form of jacket I’m most certainly not done with, however, is the jewelry kind. And the myriad options available seem to agree: The earring jacket is (again) a hit. But this incarnation is a little different from the vintage variety I became familiar with in retail. These aren’t just the simple halo-style attachments that dressed up a stud—though those are still present (and worthy), too. These are edgier, more fashion-forward, completely different. Though some jackets are sold strictly as such, many jewelers are combining the stud-and-jacket deal, meaning customers can get two looks in one with their purchase. This opens up a whole new world of versatility; wear the stud on its own, mix and match the jacket with other earrings, or simply wear the look as is (because it looks great that way, and it’s meant to be!). Below, seven fresh examples of the latest in jacket dressing.
Long drop earring jackets and stud in 18k black gold with 12-13mm South Sea pearls and 0.79 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,000; Yoko London
Earring jackets in 14k white gold with 0.46 ct. t.w. diamonds, $950; Shy Creation
Earring jackets in 14k white gold with 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds, $900; Andy Götz
Earring jacket-stud combo in rose gold-plated sterling silver with CZ, $62; Charming Silver
Diamond collection earring jackets in 18k rose gold with 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,200; Arya Esha
Multiway Eclipse earrings in 18k white gold with 9-9.5mm Tahitian pearls and 0.72 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,620; Mastoloni
Fashion collection earrings in 18k white gold with ruby and diamonds, $9,200; Nigaam