Britt’s Pick: AS29’s Cascade Diamond Earrings

While the talk of this past Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards certainly wasn’t the jewelry (nor should it have been), the jewels still came into play. Swimming in a sea of solidarity comprised of black gowns (and black suits on men, too), the night struck a surprisingly celebratory tone, which I think anyone can agree is a relief and an inspirational turn from what could have easily been a funereal evening.

With leaders of the Time’s Up movement—an initiative to fight sexual misconduct both in the industry and across the world—giving insightful and positive interviews on their red carpet walks, it was clear that this was a night for change and, optimistically, just the beginning of the conversation.

While most men accessorized their all-black ensembles with the Time’s Up pin (by far, the most prevalent and clamored-for adornment of the evening), the women did, in fact, bring the bling. I wasn’t sure this would happen, but oh, boy am I glad it did. I had a number of favorite looks that my colleagues here at JCK marvelously covered (read here, for starters).

Here’s the thing: It feels a little weird to talk about fashion trends and jewelry at the height of such an important—and necessary—time, when certain fashion choices were made because of really serious, horrifying issues across all industries. But I think that’s a big part of what fashion offers. Through it, we find expression; we make statements.

I dare say the dominance of black on the red carpet last night will continue to make its mark—hopefully for reasons related to #MeToo, but also in the world of trends. Whether people realize why there’s suddenly an abundance of black in retail stores or not, and whether someone is supporting a cause or simply wants to emulate a celebrity’s style they admired, it’ll hold.

And that brings me to these earrings.

I’ve always been into black rhodium detail on jewelry. I think big, black jewels could have made an awesome impact on the red carpet (though I can’t complain about all those emeralds and diamonds).

Jewels that feature black diamonds, or even CZ, with black rhodium detail just stand out. AS29‘s Cascade earrings are no exception.

I love their shoulder-skimming length, their ombre arrangement of dark-to-light diamonds, and their arrow shape, which makes them youthful. They would have been right at home on the red carpet, but I’m in love with them for any occasion.

Their dramatic presence is both current and enticing. Just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the jewels that could have been (and still could be!) spotted as awards season progresses.

Top: Cascade earrings in white and black gold with black and white diamonds, $25,580

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