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These Shoulder Dusters Are The Feel-Good Earrings Everyone Needs


Not terribly long ago—but before I had young children who see jewelry as a pull toy—I would, on occasion, wear long earrings.

And not just any long earrings. The shoulder-dusting, swinging, sparkling kind—the kind that would threaten the existence of my earlobe if worn today.

I’ve since traded in the dangling duds for my trusty curated collection of studs (no less precious and cool, in my opinion), but thoughts of wearing those earrings come like warm, welcome memories. The way they felt when I’d swing my head just slightly, tickling the tops of my shoulders, kissing the sides of my face. It wouldn’t matter if my hair was a mess, or my outfit didn’t feel right. With those earrings, I felt beautiful. There truly is no better pick-me-up than a pair of great, dangling earrings.

Thank goodness they’re coming back. Not that it would ever be wrong, mind you, to don a pair of shoulder dusters, but their recent red carpet resurgence signals the impending arrival of more varieties, both in fashion and fine jewelry, and if 2023 proves to be the year we’re meant to feel good in what we wear, then this is a welcome emergence indeed.

I came across my old danglers in my jewelry box the other day, tokens of a time when my wardrobe wasn’t solely based on practicality. Earlobes be damned, maybe now is the time to start wearing them again—in addition to collecting a few new pairs too.

A compelling roundup of the latest, below.

Eden Presley Rock Candy earrings
Rock Candy shoulder dusters in 14k yellow gold with 25.63 cts. t.w. mixed tourmaline and 0.23 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,000; Eden Presley
Colette Pyxis earring
Pyxis star duster in 18k yellow gold with enamel and 1.32 cts. t.w. diamonds, $5,770; Colette
Lagos Superfine drop earrings
Extra-long Superfine earrings in 18k yellow and white gold with 0.42 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,500; Lagos
Morgan Patricia shark tooth earrings
Fossilized shark tooth danglers in 14k yellow gold, $610; Morgan Patricia Designs
Misahara tassel earrings
Tassel earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.14 cts. t.w. diamonds, $7,700; Misahara
Wendy Brandes long earrings
Shoulder duster earrings in platinum and 18k rose gold with 2.1 cts. t.w. diamonds, $18,000; Wendy Brandes
Katerina Marmagioli single long earring
Single long earring in recycled 14k yellow gold plated with 22k gold and emerald, $700; Katerina Marmagioli
Lord Jewelry emerald earrings
Earrings in 18k yellow gold with 2.88 cts. t.w. emeralds, 0.51 ct. t.w. diamonds, and enamel, price on request; Lord Jewelry
Alison Nagasue lapis earrings
Earrings in 14k yellow gold with lapis lazuli, $6,000; Alison Nagasue
Aurelie Gi Fiona earring
Fiona long bar earring charm in 14k yellow gold, $249; Aurelie Gi
Ome Bali earrings
Bali earrings in silver with freshwater pearls, $280; Omè
Nouvel Heritage earrings
Earrings in 18k white gold with diamonds, $5,100; Nouvel Heritage
Natasha Schweitzer aqua drop earrings
Aqua drop earrings in 14k gold plate with freshwater pearls, $457; Natasha Schweitzer
Ita Atabex earrings
Atabex cutout chain drop earrings in 14k yellow gold with 0.05 ct. t.w. champagne diamonds, $780; ITA
Nakard line earrings
Line earrings in blue rhodium-plated sterling silver with black spinel and chrysoprase, $825; Nakard
Dale Novick drop earrings
Shoulder sweepers with diamonds, $45,000; Dale Novick
Cicada drop earrings
Drop earrings in platinum with 4.11 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Cicada

Top: Rainbow Trail earrings in 18k yellow, rose, and white gold, £3,755 ($4,610); Sia Taylor

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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