Some time during the summer of 2018, I noticed that a trend of shell jewelry had taken over my Instagram feed. Whether it was dangling from an earring or looped through a woven anklet, tiny shells seemed to be more valuable than any precious stone.
I was intrigued but didn't think the style would quite fit in with my wardrobe — until I saw this pair of shell-based earrings by Deepa Gurnani. Styled together with pearl beads and rhinestone embellishments, the shells take on a mermaid-like quality, like something Ariel would wear in "The Little Mermaid." I like the dramatic length, which makes them feel slightly formal, but I would still wear them with a simple summer dress for day to trick people into thinking I had just emerged from my under the sea home and not the Broadway-Lafayette subway station.
Deepa by Deepa Gurnani Aliyah Earrings, $80, available here.
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