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Jewelry Trend: 13 Pairs of Long Stiletto-Drop Earrings to Wear Now

NEW YORK. Dramatic drop earrings—or Stiletto drops, as they were first called by a high-profile publicist on the red carpet more than 10 years ago—have an important seat at fashion’s table. Long shoulder duster or nearly clavicle-scraping numbers have been spied all year on the lobes of starlets (think Sofia Vergara at the 2017 Emmy Awards) and on models walking couture runways. These public images of the chic pairs inspire jewelry designers to interpret the silhouettes in their own motifs in the hope that shoppers (you and me!) will snap up newly made options in homage to what they’re seeing in the media. So, if you’ve been obsessing over long earrings, here are 13 (it is Halloween week!) striking pairs that you can make your own today.

Gravity earrings in 14k yellow gold with 0.56 ct. t.w. natural-color champagne and white diamonds, $2,760; Xiao Wang For purchase: Buy from Broken English in New York City at 212-219-1264

Gravity earrings in 14k yellow gold with 0.56 ct. t.w. natural-color champagne and white diamonds, $2,760; Xiao Wang
For purchase: Buy from Broken English in New York City at 212-219-1264

 

Hinged Gem Link earrings in 14k gold and oxidized sterling silver and 18k yellow gold bimetal with 0.276 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,805; Elizabeth Garvin For purchase: Buy from Elizabeth Garvin at 212-420-9470 or info@elizabethgarvin.com

Hinged Gem Link earrings in 14k gold and oxidized sterling silver and 18k yellow gold bimetal with 0.276 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,805; Elizabeth Garvin
For purchase: Buy from Elizabeth Garvin at 212-420-9470 or info@elizabethgarvin.com

 

 

 

Multistone Matchstick earrings in 14k yellow gold with 22 cts. white and blue topaz and 0.22 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,950; Anzie For purchase: Buy online at Stephanie Gottlieb

Multistone Matchstick earrings in 14k yellow gold with 22 cts. white and blue topaz and 0.22 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,950; Anzie
For purchase: Buy online at Stephanie Gottlieb

 

Carved apple green jadeite jade teardrop earrings in 14k yellow gold with an endless knot design and green jadeite bead accents, $3,150; Mason-Kay Classic Jade Collection For purchase: Buy from Mason Kay at 888-MASONKAY or kris@masonkay.com

Carved apple green jadeite jade teardrop earrings in 14k yellow gold with an endless knot design and green jadeite bead accents, $3,150; Mason-Kay 
For purchase: Buy from Mason Kay at 888-MASONKAY or kris@masonkay.com

Matchstick earrings in 14k yellow gold are two inches long with white sapphires, emeralds, opals, and pink sapphires, $3,300; Ilana Ariel For purchase: Buy online at Broken English Jewelry in New York City

Matchstick earrings in 14k yellow gold are two inches long with white sapphires, emeralds, opals, and pink sapphires, $3,300; Ilana Ariel
For purchase: Buy online at Broken English Jewelry in New York City

 

Persephone earrings in 18k yellow gold with 0.804 ct. rose-cut diamonds, $3,900; Jewelyrie by Huan Wang For purchase: Buy online from Jewelyrie by Huan Wang

Persephone earrings in 18k yellow gold with 0.804 ct. rose-cut diamonds, $3,900; Jewelyrie by Huan Wang
For purchase: Buy online from Jewelyrie by Huan Wang

Gossip long earrings in 18k yellow gold with 4 cts. amethyst, 2.1 cts. t.w. garnets, 2.1 cts. t.w. blue topaz, 2.02 cts. London blue topaz, 1.6 cts. citrine, 0.96 ct. t.w. peridot, and 0.19 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,200; Goshwara

Gossip long earrings in 18k yellow gold with 4 cts. amethyst, 2.1 cts. t.w. garnets, 2.1 cts. t.w. blue topaz, 2.02 cts. London blue topaz, 1.6 cts. citrine, 0.96 ct. t.w. peridot, and 0.19 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,200; Goshwara
For purchase: Buy from Goshwara at 212-937-9727 or Info@goshwara.com

 

One-of-a-kind Magic Pagoda earrings in 18k gold with 1.2 cts. t.w. star sapphires, 0.79 ct. t.w. blue sapphires, 0.25 ct. black diamonds, rutilated quartz, opals, and akoya pearls, $5,400; Unhada For purchase: Buy at Blue Tree in New York City at 212-369-2583

One-of-a-kind Magic Pagoda earrings in 18k gold with 1.2 cts. t.w. star sapphires, 0.79 ct. t.w. blue sapphires, 0.25 ct. black diamonds, rutilated quartz, opals, and akoya pearls, $5,400; Unhada
For purchase: Buy from Blue Tree in New York City at 212-369-2583

 

Dress earrings in 18k white gold with peacock-color mother-of-pearl and diamond accents, $5,800; Melanie Georgacopoulos For purchase: Buy from Melanie Georgacopoulos at 44-207-837-4151 or info@melaniegeorgacopoulos.com

Dress earrings in 18k white gold with peacock-color mother-of-pearl and diamond accents, $5,800; Melanie Georgacopoulos
For purchase: Buy from Melanie Georgacopoulos at 44-207-837-4151 or info@melaniegeorgacopoulos.com

Pyramide drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with black onyx and 0.80 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,000; Maria Canale For purchase: Buy online from Maria Canale

Pyramide drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with black onyx and 0.80 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,000; Maria Canale
For purchase: Buy online from Maria Canale

Gemma earrings in 18k yellow gold with 8.27 cts. tanzanite and 0.26 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,140; Lauren K. For purchase: Buy from Lauren K. at 212-719-2067 or info@laurenk.com

Gemma earrings in 18k yellow gold with 8.27 cts. tanzanite and 0.26 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,140; Lauren K.
For purchase: Buy from Lauren K. at 212-719-2067 or info@laurenk.com

 

Drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.24 cts. t.w. diamonds and coral accents, $12,700; Aida Bergsen at Rock House For purchase: Buy from Rock House at 970-948-8782 or beth@rockhousenyc.com

Drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.24 cts. t.w. diamonds and coral accents, $12,700; Aida Bergsen at Rock House
For purchase: Buy from Rock House at 970-948-8782 or beth@rockhousenyc.com

Drop earrings (eight inches) in 18k white gold with 3.47 cts. t.w. G-VS-quality diamonds, $19,900; Mattia Cielo at Rock House For purchase: Buy from Rock House at 970-948-8782 or beth@rockhousenyc.com

Drop earrings (eight inches) in 18k white gold with 3.47 cts. t.w. G-VS-quality diamonds, $19,900; Mattia Cielo at Rock House
For purchase: Buy from Rock House at 970-948-8782 or beth@rockhousenyc.com

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Happy Halloween: Fine Jewelry Gets Spooky (Plus, Some Is on Sale to Buy Now!)

NEW YORK. The idea that fine jewelry is only for serious themes can be completely debunked in a single post—this one on Halloween jewelry! Creepy themes and Halloween motifs aren’t just for trick-or-treaters; parents and non-parenting adults alike can also get into the spooky spirit simply by wearing one of these scary styles. Bonus: our first featured designer is having a sale on skull and vampire jewels as well as poison-inspired pieces purchased online! See below for her code and for more pieces ideal for wear during Halloween week and beyond.

Shaman bracelet in sterling silver and frosted black onyx, $500; William Henry For purchase: Buy online at William Henry

Shaman bracelet in sterling silver and frosted black onyx, $500; William Henry
For purchase: Buy online at William Henry

 

Skull studs in 18k gold with 0.06 ct. t.w. diamonds, $600; Wendy Brandes For purchase: Buy online at Wendy Brandes Bonus: Use the code PoorYorick at checkout for a 33.3 percent discount! Also applicable to her other skulls as well as vampires and poison themes.

Skull studs in 18k gold with 0.06 ct. t.w. diamonds, $600; Wendy Brandes
For purchase: Buy online at Wendy Brandes
Bonus: Use the code PoorYorick at checkout for a 33.3 percent discount! Also applicable to her other skulls as well as vampires and poison themes.

Facette skull charm in recycled 18k yellow gold opal doublets, $640; Delphine Leymarie For purchase: Buy online at Delphine Leymarie

Facette skull charm in recycled 18k yellow gold opal doublets, $640; Delphine Leymarie
For purchase: Buy online at Delphine Leymarie

 

Skull Box clasp bracelet in sterling silver, $1,125; Salt + Stone For purchase: Buy from Salt + Stone at info@saltandstone.com or 720-663-9660

Skull Box clasp bracelet in sterling silver, $1,125; Salt + Stone
For purchase: Buy from Salt + Stone at info@saltandstone.com or 720-663-9660

 

 

Batman necklace in 18k gold with black rhodium and 0.75 ct. t.w. natural-color rose-cut diamonds, $1,650; Vivaan For purchase: Buy from Vivaan at studio@vivaan.us or 212-302-0402

Batman necklace in 18k gold with black rhodium and 0.75 ct. t.w. natural-color rose-cut diamonds, $1,650; Vivaan
For purchase: Buy from Vivaan at studio@vivaan.us or 212-302-0402

 

Spiderweb earrings in 18k white and yellow gold with blackened platinum and 1.2 cts. t.w. rose-cut diamonds $3,600; Thyreos Vassiliki For purchase: Buy from Thyreos Vassiliki at info@thyreosvassiliki.com or 30-69-4477-1320

Spiderweb earrings in 18k white and yellow gold with blackened platinum and 1.2 cts. t.w. rose-cut diamonds $3,600; Thyreos Vassiliki
For purchase: Buy from Thyreos Vassiliki at info@thyreosvassiliki.com or 30-69-4477-1320

 

 

Earrings in 18k gold with black rhodium, 10.45 cts. emerald, 2.69 cts. black diamonds, and 0.99 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, $20,206; Yael Designs For purchase: Buy from Yael Designs at info@yaeldesigns.com or 415-989-9235 ex 105

Earrings in 18k gold with black rhodium, 10.45 cts. emerald, 2.69 cts. black diamonds, and 0.99 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, $20,206; Yael Designs
For purchase: Buy from Yael Designs at info@yaeldesigns.com or 415-989-9235 ex 105

 

 One-of-a-kind Triple Skull ring in 18k white and yellow gold with 6.54 cts. diamonds and enamel, $34,000; Lord Jewelry For purchase: Buy from Lord Jewelry at lordjewelry@gmail.com or 213-489-0039


One-of-a-kind Triple Skull ring in 18k white and yellow gold with 6.54 cts. diamonds and enamel, $34,000; Lord Jewelry
For purchase: Buy from Lord Jewelry at lordjewelry@gmail.com or 213-489-0039

 

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Jewelry for a Cause: 5 Jewels That Help Battle Breast Cancer

NEW YORK. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so that means pink ribbons are everywhere! No matter how you feel about the color or the symbol itself, the meaning behind it is undeniably important: pink ribbons remind us that woman over 40 need annual mammograms. For sure, early detection of breast cancer can save lives. A painful firsthand memory of mine proves the importance: My friend Matie Ann died of breast cancer after a two-year battle brought on by a three-year hiatus from her annual mammograms. Early detection could have helped to save her life.

In the spirit of this critical reminder, myriad jewelry makers offer pieces where a portion of sales benefit a breast cancer charity. Here are five firms and the pieces that further the breast cancer fight while helping you to look fly.

Go Girl ring in sterling silver, $80; Dian Malouf About 10 percent of sales benefit breast cancer research at the Baylor Health Care System Foundation. (To date, more than $25,000 has been raised from sales of this ring.)

Go Girl ring in sterling silver, $80; Dian Malouf

About 10 percent of sales benefit breast cancer research at the Baylor Health Care System Foundation. (To date, more than $25,000 has been raised from sales of this ring.)

Earrings in 18k vermeil (18k gold over sterling silver) with pink quartz, $162; Elyssa Bass Designs Fifteen percent of sales benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Earrings in 18k vermeil (18k gold over sterling silver) with pink quartz, $162; Elyssa Bass Designs
Fifteen percent of sales benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

Evermore cuff in sterling silver with pink enamel, $495; Belle Étoile Twenty percent of sales are given to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Evermore cuff in sterling silver with pink enamel, $495; Belle Étoile
Twenty percent of sales are given to theBreast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

Band in 14k white gold with 0.28 ct. brilliant-cut diamonds and pink sapphires, $815; Sylvie Collection Ten percent of sales (of this ring all year and of every Sylvie piece this month) are given to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. You can also win this ring during October! Log onto Sylviecollection.com to find out how. Plus, each ‘like’ or ‘follow’ of @sylviecollection on Facebook or Instagram within October earns a charity organization $1 donation from the brand.

Band in 14k white gold with 0.28 ct. brilliant-cut diamonds and pink sapphires, $815; Sylvie Collection
Ten percent of sales (of this ring and every Sylvie piece this month) are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. You can also win this ring during October! Log onto Sylviecollection.com to find out how. Plus, each ‘like’ or ‘follow’ of @sylviecollection on Facebook or Instagram in October earns a charity organization $1 donation from the brand.

 

Camilla pendant necklace in oxidized 18K yellow gold and fine silver with akoya pearls, $3,410; Anabel Higgins Twenty percent of Higgins’ yearly revenue is divided up and given to the following charities: The City of Hope; Huntington Randall Breast Center; Cancer Support Community Pasadena; and The Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Camilla pendant necklace in oxidized 18k yellow gold and fine silver with akoya pearls, $3,410; Anabel Higgins
Twenty percent of Higgins’ yearly revenue is divided up and given to the following charities: The City of Hope, the Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center at Huntington Hospital, Cancer Support Community Pasadena, and The Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

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Street Style: Pearls Spied in Bryant Park During New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK. Though New York City’s annual Fashion Week no longer takes place at Bryant Park, it’s still a great location to people-watch some of the city’s chicest residents. And because pearls are so important to fall fashion—did you see all the pearl-adorned runway looks (think Jenny Packham, Balmain, and Altuzarra, among others) from the spring and resort shows?—JH headed to the public park during Fashion Week (Sept. 7–13) for on-the-street snaps of pearl-wearing patrons. Here’s a roundup of the pearls that real New Yorkers (and some city-loving tourists) are wearing now.

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