A (Jewelry) Jacket for All Seasons



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.

 

Yoko London South Sea pearl long drop jacket earrings | JCK On Your Market

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

 

Shy Creation triangle diamond earring jackets | JCK On Your Market

Earring jackets in 14k white gold with 0.46 ct. t.w. diamonds, $950; Shy Creation

 

Andy Götz diamond earring jackets | JCK On Your Market

Earring jackets in 14k white gold with 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds, $900; Andy Götz

 

Charming Silver blue CZ earring jackets | JCK On Your Market

Earring jacket-stud combo in rose gold-plated sterling silver with CZ, $62; Charming Silver

 

Arya Esha diamond pyramid earring jackets | JCK On Your Market

Diamond collection earring jackets in 18k rose gold with 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,200; Arya Esha

 

Mastoloni multiway Eclipse earrings | JCK On Your Market

Multiway Eclipse earrings in 18k white gold with 9-9.5mm Tahitian pearls and 0.72 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,620; Mastoloni

 

Nigaam | JCK On Your Market

Fashion collection earrings in 18k white gold with ruby and diamonds, $9,200; Nigaam