Britt’s Pick: Ruby Stripe Earrings by Alishan

Here is a pair of earrings that just absolutely stopped me in my tracks. I have been sitting here for about 15 minutes, just staring at them, dumbfounded, trying to type out the words that have me raving about them so wildly.

What is it about Alishan‘s Stripe earrings that makes them scream so loudly in my direction? They are absent of gigantic, rare gemstones or a rainbow of color. But I think that’s what makes them so incredible. They’re bold, to put it in the simplest term, with an artistry that doesn’t appear to have come easy.

Je nais se quoi is a fitting term for this pair, which have me positively smitten while struggling to express why. They’re akin to someone that manages to look amazing wearing just about anything (for some reason I’m picturing a burgundy pantsuit with superlong, straight legs and maybe a tiny flare at the bottom). Impossibly glamorous, elegant, and—here’s that word again—bold. Maybe I see them in the wavy lines of the oxidized sterling and palladium: long legs standing tall, a little bit of rock-and-roll edge, with a style inspired by Mick Jagger or the like. My mental image of burgundy, no doubt, comes from their just over 2 cts. of rubies set alongside trailing paths of diamonds like stardust.

Clearer, though, are the Stripe earrings’ tangible elements, of which I’m able to put into words. Like their alternating lines of metal that contrast and coexist at once. And their awesome ability to detach, leaving just the stripy square studs to wear all by themselves, when a dangle just won’t do.

If you decide to wear your burgundy pantsuit to the JCK Tucson show next month, don’t forget to accessorize with this pair while visiting—and take a photo to commemorate the coolest style moment on record.

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Top: Stripe earrings in palladium and oxidized sterling silver with 2.03 cts. t.w. rubies and 0.35 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, $8,580

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