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Britt’s Pick: Assael’s Peridot and Pearl Earrings


Talk about two gems having a major moment right now. When combined, peridot and pearl make an irresistible—and unexpected—power couple.

Case in point: these earrings from the consistently captivating Assael, with a trio of pearls in each ear. The pearls sit atop and hang below square-cut peridot in the most bewitching shade of green. The mobile-style earrings hypnotize with movement, dangling 2.75 inches, with glistening gold lines to connect the gems.

“This particular green tone of Fijian pearl needed a particularly subdued yellow green within the green spectrum of peridot,” says Peggy Grosz, senior vice president of Assael. “I wanted to emphasize the form of these modernist mobile earrings, so I needed the color tones not to contrast. The orb shape of the pearls and the square shape of the peridot are more than a nod to the modernist aspect.

“Additionally, these earrings need to have articulation at every point, without the distraction of components or rings, so the construction was designed to hide all of the connections. They have great movement.”

Peridot and pearl have both seen big jumps in popularity recently—pearl for its awe-inspiring versatility and modern aura of coolness, peridot for its happy shade of green that pairs well with a wide range of colors (especially blue). That Assael put them together in earrings that are both contemporary and timeless beautifully demonstrates their power.

In addition to the double whammy of au courant gemstones, this color scheme is suitable for autumn, a time when earthy tones (including myriad shades of green) tend to prevail in consumers’ fashion choices. Simply put, these earrings are perfect for fall, and much longer than that.

Top: Modernist earrings in 18k green gold with 10.8 cts. t.w. square-cut peridot and 10.1–12.5 mm Fijian natural-color cultured pearls, price on request; Assael

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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