Who would have thought that Rebecca Ravenel’s oversize bauble earrings would cause such a stir among the fashion crowd with affordable lookalikes popping up everywhere? It probably shouldn’t have come as a surprise, of course, knowing that statement earrings are topping everyone’s must-have jewelry list and lightweight designs are a godsend for keeping our earlobes from drooping in old age! I’ve recently become obsessed with these Bauble Bar beauties — so much so that I keep looking for additional earrings with thread-wrapped baubles for my collection! Below are some of my favorites. (And if you’re already tired of these, it looks like Rebecca Ravenel might just spark a new trend. Look at how gorgeous these wooden earrings are!)
Gripoix is a new-to-me French jewelry brand that was founded in 1868 Augustine Gripoix. Instead of using gemstones, colored glass is set into intricate metalwork. This season’s designs, now available for pre-order, are heavily influenced by the Art Deco period. These hoop earrings are my favorite of the collection, but these are a close second.
If you couldn’t tell from yesterday’s post, I’ve been on a bit of an earring kick lately. So much so that I’ve actually added two new pairs over the last week: Tory Burch monkey hoops and petite tassels from J.Crew. Even if I hadn’t mentioned it last week, I’m sure you could tell the monkey earrings were destined to be mine. I talked about them last fall, right after the Tory Burch runway when they were available for pre-order, and again when the full spring jewelry collection was online. I purchased them as my annual “Tax Return Splurge,” so even though they’re wildly indulgent, I don’t feel too bad about spending the money on something so quirky. They’re sturdier than I expected and they do feel a little heavy after wearing them for a full day. The other pair, the J.Crew tassels, were an impulsive purchase this past weekend. We spent Saturday night in Milwaukee and stopped at J.Crew (not surprisingly, their store is larger than the one in Madison). I spotted the earrings on a table display as I was leaving and couldn’t resist. They have a nice weight to them, which I wouldn’t have guessed from the stock photo.