Get Your Earring On With Irene Neuwirth



There’s a feeling of completeness that comes with acquiring a new piece of jewelry as a new season approaches. I get nostalgic for those days of back-to-school shopping with my mom, when I’d stock up on colorful corduroys and sweaters to cozy up to in the New York fall. And there would always be a new pair of shoes.

In my adult life—not that a new pair of corduroys wouldn’t be welcome—I instead look to jewelry. I know I can rely on a great piece to shine even when I’m not (yoga pants and t-shirts comprise my current uniform). I count a gold pendant and opal stud earrings as my most recent seasonal acquisitions, and as September approaches, I’m feeling like a great pair of dangling earrings will be my go-to.

 

Irene Neuwirth chandelier earirngs
9-drop chandelier earrings in 18k yellow gold, price on request

 

For statement earrings, who better than the fabulous Irene Neuwirth? You know the California designer for her creations’ red carpet appearances, and her one-of-a-kind jewelry is the stuff of dreams.

 

Irene Neuwirth opal strawberry earrings
Carved strawberry earrings in 18k yellow gold with 81.53 cts. t.w. pink opals, 0.55 ct. t.w. turquoise cabochons, and 0.03 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request

 

Irene Neuwirth chrysoprase line earrings
Long earrings in 18k yellow gold with 5–9 mm chrysoprase and 1.15 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request

 

Inspired by the ocean and with a gift for working with rich-hued gemstones, Neuwirth opened her flagship store in West Hollywood in 2014. Her wares are carried in a number of beloved stores around the country—from New York to California—and in stores across the pond, too. And just in time for the 2018 Emmy Awards (airing on September 17), Irene Neuwirth will hold a trunk show at Dallas, Texas’ Ylang 23, from September 13–14.

 

Irene Neuwirth rose gold pearl earrings
Pear-shape earrings in 18k rose gold with 2 mm cultured akoya pearls, price on request

 

Speaking of the Emmys, you’ll no doubt see some of her creations there—and we’ll be talking about who wore what here on JCKonline, as always—but for now, enjoy some of these classic Irene Neuwirth designs, and covet them along with me.

Top image: Small hoop earrings in 18k rose gold with 2–7 mm pink opals, price on request