Bigger, bolder and more dramatic than their 90s counterparts, the architectural detailing of this seasons diamond, and pearl ear cuffs are shaping up to be the standout adornment in accessories.
First seen on the Chanel runway and, more recently, through the Rodarte, Jason Wu, Ryan Storer and Ana Khouri collections, its no wonder these sparkling exaggerated adornments have infiltrated high-end jewelers from around the world.
Loved for their ability to inject a subversive, punk spirit into just about any outfit, the ear cuff exudes the glitz and glamour of Elizabeth Taylor's treasures with just a hint of Kate Moss rebellion.
Precious, flashy and a little rock and roll, the ear cuffs appeal lies just as much in there sculptural beauty as it does in its practical impermanence.
The latest take on the ear cuff is a throwback to the "Like a Virgin" Madonna days of the lone-lobed earring. Spearheaded by French runways and the high-fashion crowd of late, daring fashion-forward women everywhere will be rocking a single cuff on their ears come Fall.
The Verdict? Are you all ears? Whether you decided to get paired up or make a singular statement, the ear cuff is worth tuning into. Trust.
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