Britt’s Pick: Carved Smoky Topaz Earrings by Ri Noor



This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a small pop-up jewelry show right in my Washington, D.C., neighborhood. Hosted by Finery Row, a roster of independent jewelry designers turned out to meet jewelry-intrigued consumers and humored members of the press like myself to play with their magical creations.

I’ll share more from my visit tomorrow, but for this week’s edition of Britt’s Pick, I couldn’t wait to talk about this pair of earrings in particular.

From Baltimore jeweler Ri Noor, they’re exactly what I was craving to get into the spirit of fall.

I had just been thinking, I really hope to see more brown this season—not only for autumn clothing and accessories, but also for gemstones. After a wonderful summer filled with color, I’m switching gears and winding down, predictably, digging those deeper shades of burgundy and gold, and, like I said, brown.

And there these were, calling out from the back row of Ri Noor designer Shibani Shinde Patil’s display: carved smoky topaz teardrops, in a free-spirited floral pattern, dangling from a tapered gold row of diamonds.

Their carvings say 1970s—maybe because I’m seeing a somewhat paisley-ish look?—and I’m hopelessly inclined to pair them with corduroy jumpsuits (anyone know where I can get one of those?), and, in winter, crushed velvet.

What you can’t see from my very amateurish photo (taking photos of jewelry is, unfortunately, not my strong suit), is how wonderfully glossy these are—the way they glimmer when the light hits them as they swing from their posts. These were certainly not the only praiseworthy pieces on display at Ri Noor, but they’re the ones I can’t stop dreaming about.

Stay tuned for more tomorrow from the Finery Row D.C. pop-up!

Top: Drop earrings in 14k white gold with carved smoky topaz and diamonds, $2,100; Ri Noor

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