A pair I can’t stop staring at
As hoop earrings return to their rightful place as ruler of popular earwear, I, until a few days ago, was mostly drawn to the many iterations of the traditional hoop: a sleek, swooping shape, varying in metal and gemstone adornment. And while I continue to appreciate the classic form of the hoop earring for long-term wearability and, just because it seems like a personal and retail collection no-brainer, Ayesha has inspired another thought. Artsy, but not over-the-top, this pair of handcrafted marvels hit the sweet spot between hoop and threader, with a dangling effect, too. Modern but with vintage flair, it’s the textured metal and briolette diamond drops that have me thinking I’d have encountered this pair nestled deep in a Paris antique shop. Its bezel-set, rose-cut diamonds are a mix of modern and old, spanning categories and decades of design inspiration. Though each element of this pair says something entirely different to me, as a package, it’s a cohesive beauty that I’d never tire of analyzing. If the customer of this design is anything like me, they’ll need to invest in some compact mirrors: As long as these are on one’s ears, there promises to be plenty of reflection-checking.
Hoop earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.74 cts. t.w. diamonds by Ayesha, $5,800
Heading to JCK Tucson? Make sure to visit Ayesha and see these in person, and don’t miss all of the other great exhibitors, too! Click here for my preview of the upcoming show.