The 10 Best statement earrings
Add a bit of razzle-dazzle to your outfit with colourful chandeliers, clusters of crystals or geometric shapes
Sunday 17 February 2013
£55, Tatty Devine, tattydevine.com
The sun has barely been seen for months, but you can be rainbow bright with these chandelier-style earrings. With segments of coloured perspex in lemon, acid pink, pearlised peach and lilac, these beauties shimmer like oil on water.
£510, Hannah Martin, hannahmartinlondon.com
This black Tahitian pearl earring is “stabbed through its heart” by an 18-carat rose-gold spike. Hannah Martin's work is part of Rock Vaults, the British Fashion Council's jewellery showcase. This design is sold singly, though there's nothing to stop you from investing in a pair.
£12, River Island, riverisland.com
River Island's cheerful lime-green and silver-tone diamanté hoop earrings look much more luxurious than their high-street price tag indicates and will perk up the simplest combo of jeans and a T-shirt this spring.
£20, Asos Collection, asos.com
These geometric dazzlers are sure to induce severe jealousy in all jewel-loving magpies thanks to those huge green rhinestones. The Asos Collection is created by the brand's London-based design team.
£300, Kormelitz, kabiri.co.uk
Ears not pierced? No problem! These bewitching clusters of multicoloured Swarovski crystals have a clip-on fastening. Jeweller Fanny Chaléon works on every exclusively numbered piece in her Paris atelier, taking inspiration from 1940s film noir and her treasured vintage finds.
£197, Holly Fulton, farfetch.com
These blue-resin earrings featuring light-blue crystals, with clip-on fastenings at the back, demonstrate Holly Fulton's trademark brand of elegant excess, both in colour and size. A must for any devoted spangle enthusiast.
£85, Scott Wilson for Aqua by Aqua, aquabyaqua.com
Fans of 1990s icons such as Neneh Cherry and Salt-N-Pepa will be thrilled with these 3D triangular-hoop earrings in gold-plated perforated metal, part of cult jeweller Scott Wilson's ongoing collaboration with Brit brand Aqua by Aqua.
£240, Bex Rox, bexrox.com
Those who prefer understated bling will loves these elegant geometric earrings. London jeweller Bex Manners hand-makes her earrings in the UK using 24-carat rose-gold plating. The pyramids are 4.3cm long and work well mixed up with silver and gold necklaces and rings.
£295, Scho for Kabiri, kabiri.co.uk
These 8cm-long art deco-inspired drop earrings combine fluorescent yellow pearls with coloured glass beads on gold-plated drop earrings, by Sarah Scho, a Korean-born designer who studied her trade at a prestigious couture institute in Paris. Her pieces are fashion-forward and luxurious.
£338, Shourouk, matchesfashion.com
Neon costume jewellery looks fabulous whether paired with cocktail attire or a simple grey marl top. Tunisian jeweller Shourouk fuses the old-school glamour of heirloom treasures with an ultra-modern colour palette. These glistening crystals form dramatic pear-shaped drops with a pin-and-butterfly fastening for pierced ears.
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