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Holly Dyment Girandole Earrings set with semiprecious stones in blackened gold Photo by Sally Davies

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What’s Hot Now: Antique Earring Styles Look New Again

Holly Dyment is among the designers updating vintage silhouettes

by Marion Fasel

Surprised?  Yeah, me too.  But sometimes that is what happens when you fall in love.

Holly Dyment Girandole Earrings set with semiprecious gems in blackened gold Photo Sally Davies

Holly Dyment Girandole Earrings set with semiprecious gems in blackened gold Photo Sally Davies

As soon as I saw these hot off the jeweler’s bench girandoles by Holly Dyment at Muse Showroom, I was smitten.

I have been a longtime fan of the chandelier shape.  The width of the design really shines and lights up a woman’s face.  Elizabeth Taylor loved the look too.  Her diamond chandeliers may not have been her most important jewels but they were her most glam.

Holly has brought back the eighteenth century silhouette with a fresh-as-spring spin.  The colorful semiprecious stones and blackened metal make it look oh so new again.

Holly’s delightful earrings were also a bit of a wakeup call in terms of trends.  It made me realize that antique styles are making a big comeback.

Ear cuffs, studs, single earrings and every kind of novelty have been the mode for several years now and I don’t think those looks are going away soon.  Multiple piercings. after all, are permanent.  But now, old styles are joining the line up on the lobes.

Just look at the Piaget jewels Jessica Chastain put on this week for the premiere of the Zoo Keeper’s Wife.  They are a nod to the chandelier.  Those edgy trend forecasters at Broken English have also shown their love for vintage in an expertly styled trio on their Instagram.  New designer Sarah Hendler’s earrings may look absolutely of the moment—and they do—but they are based on vintage too.

Jessica Chastain in Piaget diamond chandelier earrings, Sarah Hendler earrings and vintage styles via @brokenenglishjewelry

Jessica Chastain in Piaget diamond chandelier earrings, Sarah Hendler earrings and vintage styles via @brokenenglishjewelry

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