Forget ear cuffs, climbers, and single statement earrings. Well, don’t really forget about them, they’re great looks, too. But add this to the list of current obsessions: mismatched earrings. Designs can range from completely different shapes and colors from one earring to the next or a more subtle, varied arrangement of the same stones in differently organized tiers. There are opposing color patterns and varying icons, such as the sun in one ear and the moon in the other. Some mismatched pairs are more subtle, while others depict two very distinctly different aesthetics. My favorite of the bunch below are the ones from Lauren K (a really artful but timeless mix) and Genevieve Yang (I’m a sucker for anything astronomical). There are so many ways to do this, and new creations are constantly popping up. The idea appears to be experiencing a surge in popularity right now. Here are some great examples available for your store, just in time for fall!
Confetti earrings in 18k with 10.45 cts. t.w. colored gemstones by Lauren K, $3,995
Mismatched triple-drop earrings in 18k gold with moonstone, tourmaline, and onyx by Bahina Jewels
Instinto collection mismatched earrings in 18k with .66 ct. t.w. diamonds by Magerit
Crescent moon and stars earrings in silver and 18k gold with diamonds by Genevieve Yang
Mismatched drop earrings in 18k tricolor gold with 3.55 cts. t.w. fancy and white diamonds by Ounce Collection, $69,987
(And look for more on the mismatched earring trend in JCK’s September issue!)