Britt’s Pick: Shirley Spear Earrings by Sarah Hendler

I’ve been daydreaming about Halloween since June, and in the blink of an eye, it finally feels like it’s here. We’re nearly in October already (how did that happen?), the leaves are starting to change, and neighbors’ porches are slowly becoming the seasonal residences of cheerful orange pumpkins. It’s my time to shine.

By shine, I mostly mean it’s my time to watch Halloween films ad nauseam, buy gallons of apple cider and forget to drink it, and saturate the house with the synthetic smell of sweet cinnamon pumpkin. Traditions.

But at least it doesn’t feel unreasonable to gravitate toward everything autumn and All Hallows Eve—even if I have already been doing that for months, it’s socially acceptable now. The year 2020 may be filled with disappointments, but my selection of Halloween-esque jewelry will not be one of them.

First up, the glorious Shirley Spear earrings by Sarah Hendler, in a decidedly holiday color scheme. The thing about black and orange together is often it can be so Halloween that you can’t relate it to anything else. But Hendler’s pair here, featuring a citrine and black spinel combo, are so elegant and refined, Halloween is just one of the occasions they’re appropriate for. You might see them and recognize that iconic color duo as one that’s popular this time of year, but that’s not all you’ll think about them.

The earrings’ linear spear design enhances the bold look, but also lends a vintage style that makes these feel like a precious find. Even new, they’re a spectacular discovery, and one that is wonderfully wearable, a feature we want so badly right now in our jewelry.

These would go equally well on their own or in a collection of stud, hoop, and ear cuff stylings, their slender presence an easy fit for all.

Top: Double Gemstone Shirley Spear earrings in 18k yellow gold with 6.4 cts. t.w. citrine and 4.7 cts. t.w. spinel, $3,100; Sarah Hendler

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