I’ve been seeing a lot asymmetry in earrings lately: mix-and-match studs, single earrings, all kinds of variations. Sometimes I think they’re fabulous, sometimes I think they look haphazard: it all depends on the execution.
I feel like asymmetry in earrings can go one of two ways: disparate pieces that are paired together to make a new whole, or pairs of earrings that are designed to be worn together even though they aren’t identical. These emerald, pearl, and diamond beauties are of the latter variety, which is a technique that I really enjoy. I love the idea of a pair of earrings being complimentary pieces of the set as a whole rather than as two identical pieces meant to be appreciated separately.
I think they positively exude elegance; it’s such a subtle twist on the classic drop earring.
One earring features a 12-14 carat Colombian emerald drop with a circular-cut diamond cap hanging from a diamond link and a pavé-set diamond line surmount. The other earring is made in the same design, but with a semi-baroque natural pearl drop in place of the emerald.
What do you think? Do you like the mis-match, or do you think these emerald, pearl, and diamond beauties would make a lady look like she grabbed two different pairs of earrings on her way out the door?
These emerald, pearl, and diamond earrings were listed in a recent Phillips auction. All images and info are thanks to Phillips.