One of the beautiful things—among many—about sapphire is that it doesn’t have to be present in a massive carat size to be impactful.
In its traditional blue, it pops enough to be noticed in any size, from a tiny solitaire stud to a pinky ring.
Of course, it helps when an epically talented designer gets their hands on it.
These earrings, by the revered Fernando Jorge, aren’t exactly solitaire studs, but they’re not huge either, and they still steal the spotlight, even though the sapphires are decidedly small.
In these earrings, dubbed Electric Spark, a live-wire arrangement of round sapphires gathers with pear-shape London blue topaz in a wreath of black rhodium–plated white gold. That I first notice the deep blue of the smaller sapphires speaks volumes to the power of this month’s birthstone.
Black rhodium jewelry set with sapphires is one of my absolute favorite combinations; it’s so dramatic and rich—though this version is definitely more subtle where the metal is concerned. No matter, the style is still wonderfully dramatic, with an energy that can be felt from afar.
The Electric Spark variety from Fernando Jorge is available in a variety of other gemstones. I’m particularly partial to the black onyx and black sapphire combination, as well as the fire opal orange version. Maybe it’s Halloween on the horizon, but wearing them both together feels especially inspired.
For those who vibe with the energy the Electric Spark studs give off (and who wouldn’t?), Jorge has an entire Electric collection ranging in intensity, ramping up the voltage with larger drop earrings, necklaces, rings, and more. You can see the whole collection on the Fernando Jorge website.
Top: Electric Spark stud earrings in 18k white gold and black rhodium with London blue topaz and sapphire, $2,000; Fernando JorgeFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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