What does the start of summer look like? A cookout with food sizzling on the grill. A quiet chat with friends on the porch with cold lemonade or a cocktail. Children running through sprinklers on the front lawn or splashing in the neighborhood pool. A county fair, complete with impossible-to-win carnival games and vintage rides.
That Turkish brand Mer’s pair of earrings are called Dear Summer feels remarkably appropriate—I thought they were reminiscent of summer before ever learning their name. One look and I was instantly transported to warm days spent playing in the yard and traveling to my local amusement park with friends—all the feels of those carefree times are packed into this pair.
Rainbow bulbs of color climb the arcs of these gold-plated hoop earrings, the flashing, colorful lights of a ferris wheel. You can practically hear the screeches of joy from imaginary passengers, and in the background, the music of an old-fashioned carousel.
Look through another lens, and you’ve got a wheel of water balloons, the kind of carnival game where you throw darts at them in hopes that they’ll pop (and even when they’re hit, they never, ever seem to).
Rainbow styles remain steadfastly popular year after year, and these earrings should be no exception. Imagine their eye-catching impact when paired with any classic summer ensemble, from denim cutoffs to a lovely little black dress. And this is one pair that seems just right for the beach, so long as one is careful not to douse them in the ocean.
I’ve been ready for summer since the year began, but the sight of this pair has me yearning for the season’s nostalgia more than ever. And with hoop earrings once again taking shape to be huge this season, you really can’t go wrong with this joyful, accessibly priced pair.
Top: Dear Summer earrings in 24k micron gold–plated sterling silver with enamel, $266; Mer’sFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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