Designer of beautiful things Emily P. Wheeler has debuted a new collection, Twinkle, complete with a gorgeous assortment of pieces designed with optimism in mind. But it’s one pair of earrings from the new goodies in particular that I’m especially nuts for.
The collection came at the beginning of last year, just as we were beginning to understand what it meant to be experiencing a global pandemic. The Twinkle earrings were the very first piece of the puzzle; the rest came throughout 2020, a coping mechanism for the year that was lost.
Wheeler began thinking about the things one could wear when gatherings and get-togethers are possible once more—a twinkle of hope, an impending celebration of joy. Now, with high hopes that we’re on our way to better times, it seems fitting that the collection is being made available now, at a time when we might actually be able to see one another again.
Times are still uncertain, but these earrings remain a shred of hope. And beyond that, they’re just plain beautiful, their fresh orange hue a springy sweet sight.
It’s the enamel for me—that white detail a creamsicle layer atop delicious morganite kites. There are other color combinations, of course, but I find this one so crisply irresistible, quenching, pristine.
The earrings aren’t quite oversize, but they’re no wallflowers either, and I love the way they sit on the ear. They make me want to remove all other pieces from my ear, the stars of their own show. Still, these would function well among other miniature studs, a gallery of jewelry to curate, with the ear as your blank space.
You can see all the pieces from Emily P. Wheeler’s new collection on the designer’s website.
Top: Twinkle earrings in 18k rose gold with morganite, diamonds, and white enamel, $5,800; Emily P. WheelerFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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