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These Oversize Jewels Are Big On Style


Oversized tailoring is a hot with the fashion set at the moment, and in one way or another, the trend will surely make its way to the masses.

The look borders on borrowed-from-dad: blazers and shirts appear too big, pants too long and baggy. And yet it isn’t all as sloppy as it sounds—perhaps the word too doesn’t have a place here, as articles of clothing are no doubt big, but also smartly tailored to fit in the right places.

Walters Faith rose gold bracelet
Bracelet in 18k rose and white gold with diamonds, $16,050; Walters Faith
IVI Toy signet ring
Toy signet ring in 18k yellow gold–plated sterling silver with jungle green resin, $250; IVI
Emily P Wheeler Audrey choker
Audrey choker in 18k yellow gold with aquamarine, crystal quartz, and diamonds, $190,000; Emily P. Wheeler

Most examples of this trend show very minimal jewelry: petite hoops, sometimes a necklace—maybe a sleek watch on the wrist of someone who rolled up her blazer’s sleeves, ’80s style. It’s a study in contrasts, the big clothing unhindered by the subtle accessories, and yet the jewels getting all the more visible for their polar opposite stature. Despite the large, flowing fabrics, this is not altogether a maximalist trend; more is more does not apply here.

Ellinas Treasures Grandiose snake collar
Grandiose snake collar in 18k yellow gold, €19,500 ($19,850); Ellina’s Treasures
Bondeye Jewelry gold earrings
Earrings in 14k yellow gold, $575; Bondeye Jewelry
Vram Cyfr ring
Cyfr ring in 18k yellow gold, sterling silver, and black rhodium with 1.71 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Vram
Toktam Ophidian bangle
Ophidian Mamba bangle in 18k yellow gold with purple sapphires, price on request; Toktam
Anne Sisteron Arabella earrings
Arabella drop earrings in 14k yellow gold with 1.34 cts. t.w. diamonds, $5,160; Anne Sisteron
Jen Volkodav OAK diamond ring
One-of-a-kind ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.92 ct. portrait cut diamond, $10,499; Jen Volkodav Jewelry Design
Dale Novick citrine and suede choker
Suede choker with citrine, $15,000; Dale Novick

And yet… If baggy pants and long, behind-covering blazers isn’t your bag, translating that contrasting clothing to jewels provides the perfect opportunity to dabble in oversize jewelry. Take a well-fitting white T-shirt and miniskirt, for example, and hit it with hoop earrings the size of dinner plates and a cocktail ring that could be seen from space.

Omi Prive sapphire ring
Ring in platinum with 35.61 ct. cushion sapphire and 1.6 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Omi Privé
Avery Lee Clio earrings
Clio earrings in sterling silver with black ombré patina, $300; Avery Lee
Stephen Dweck sodolite and chalcedony cuff
One-of-a-kind beaded cuff bracelet in sterling silver with natural quartz sodalite and chalcedony, $4,865; Stephen Dweck
Dune Jewelry larimar necklace
Pear-cut seven bezel necklace in sterling silver with larimar, $2,100; Dune Jewelry

The aforementioned descriptions need not be taken literally, of course, but serve to paint the image of big, bold jewels that have a lot of fun and get many looks in the process.

Top: Vitesse earrings in silver-plated recycled brass, $474; Bar Jewellery

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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