While I typically wear delicate gold jewelry, lately I've been obsessing over chunky, bold earrings that are too beautiful to ignore.
Elva Fields Twisted Rope Earrings, $58 Elvafields.com
Jewelry designer Emily Wheat Maynard uses vintage pieces to create her incredibly cool collection of earrings, necklaces and bracelets. These are made from vintage 1940s brass chain--I adore them!
Rachel Gilman "Cody" Earrings, $110 Etsy.com
I've written about Rachel Gilman's collection of graphic pastel earrings before--Now they're available on Etsy.com. These are hand-painted and as bold as you can get.
Eddie Borgo "Smile" Earrings, $361.38 Mytheresa.com
Another favorite designer of the Fashionista staff, CFDA-nominee Eddie Borgo designed these metal earrings exclusively for e-tailier My Theresa. They look like a tough take on the traditional chandelier earring.
Lizzie Fortunato "Mohawk" Earrings, $165.20 Shopbop.com
Lizzie always puts together incredible color combinations--I love the coral, grey, silver, gold and white mash-up on this pair.
Verameat Pony Earrings, $72 Verameat.com
I'm a sucker for anything pony-themed (I think Stella sealed my fate back in 2000 or so). Which means I was immediately drawn to these horse earrings with a pretty link chain of three dangling hearts.
Monique Pean Blue Woolly Mammoth & Diamond Drop Earrings, $3,075 Osterjewelers.com
The reason I love this particular pair so much isn't simply because they're made from woolly mammoth ivory--which I must say is quite cool--it's because that, with a 1" diameter, each earring is anything but tiny. Yet they're quite delicate all the same.
Fallon Panther Earrings, $115 Barneys.com
"I die" for these oxidized silver panther earrings, created by the uber-talented Dana Lorenz. They are so Rachel Zoe--and I mean that in the best possible way.
Giles & Brother "Theda" Enamel Earrings, $65 Shopbird.com
These classic gold hoops are modernized with lightning bolts etched on the sides.