Show Me the Funny: Jewelry to Give You the Giggles

In the age of emoji and acronyms, is it any wonder that fine jewelry is following suit? Hoop earrings and halo rings are now sharing case space with WTF necklaces and smiling poo studs—styles that not only induce giggles (and ROTFLs) but also help combat that stodgy-store image that can intimidate youthful shoppers. So don’t be afraid to show your silly side. Moving monkey rings FTW!

(Top) Screw U cuff in 14k yellow gold with white diamond pavé “U”; $2,200Alison Lou, NYC;;

(Above) Articulated Monkey ring in 18k yellow gold with 14 white diamonds; $4,390; Marc Alary, NYC; 212-256-0316;; 

BOOM necklace in 18k rose gold with 0.1 ct. t.w. white diamonds and 0.31 ct. t.w. pink sapphires; $2,235; Diane Kordas, London; 44-207-589-6023;


Don’t Trip necklace in 18k rose gold on 16-inch chain; $1,500; Huckleberry Ltd., Los Angeles;;


Winking Moon charm pendant in 18k gold with a 0.14 ct. diamond on a 32-inch belcher chain; $5,425; Monica Rich Kosann, Fairfield County, Conn.; 203-972-3115;