Who doesn’t love a good pair of pearl earrings? There’s no better time for pearl, and the gem is keeping the hits coming with modern looks dropping into the market regularly.
This pair from Mejia Jewelry has pearl, but it’s also got a whole lot more.
With a shoulder-grazing length that’s currently superhot, a versatile design, and the addition of snakes—snakes!—these sterling silver earrings easily make it onto spring and summer wish lists.
The earrings come from Mejia’s line of peekaboo hoops, which feature small cabochon gemstones set so they sit right below the earlobe. They’re convertible, so they can be worn alone or hung with charms, lending them a versatility that makes them long-lasting favorites.
“I’ve always wanted to create long pearl shoulder duster earrings that swayed so gracefully and playfully against the neck,” says Mejia’s designer and founder, Elise Thompson. “Customers will love the versatility of these earrings because they can layer on the charms and make it as playful as they want or wear the hoops by themselves. The snake charms and pearl charms come off, so wear the snakes one day and pearls another, or wear them together for an eclectic and dynamic duo.
“I love that there is an added surprise on the bottom of the keshi pearl in the drop,” says Thompson. “I set a bright rubellite tourmaline bullet cab on the bottom of the pearl, so while it’s not noticeable at first, it’s a pleasant surprise when you point it out for people and something special the wearer knows is there.”
Versatility is important when it comes to tackling current trends—while popular styles in the jewelry market tend to move really slowly, shoppers looking for shoulder-length earrings have the flexibility each day to wear elements of these earrings or not. And if one really wanted to mix it up? The mismatched pairing of small hoop in one ear and long dangly in another is a pretty cool way to show these off.
Top: Shoulder duster earrings with snake charms in sterling silver with pink keshi and freshwater pearls, rubellite bullet cabochons, and custom-cut Ethiopian opals, $1,200; Mejia JewelryFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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