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Statement Earrings Make a Fashionable Comeback

Fashion editor Heather Dunhill rounds up eight pairs of earrings that are guaranteed to get noticed.

By Heather Dunhill March 1, 2016 Published in the March 2016 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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Statement earrings weren’t gone, just on hiatus. So pull your collection out of retirement, make a few new judicious additions and give your simple studs some time off. Best thing about a pair of major baubles is that dressing just got a whole lot easier. Go simple on the outfit and go bold on the earlobes and voilà, you’re out the door.  

Sparkling stones punctuated against the backdrop of shiny black enamel make these Kate Spade Fame and Flowers earrings ($78, above) absolutely eye-catching, as well as perfectly on trend, with the rose quartz color and floral-inspired designs. Kate Spade, 140 University Town Center Drive, Suite 237, Sarasota, (941) 866-6591.

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These sleek dagger-shaped drop earrings beg to differ from your everyday look. The intricate design and mixed metals adorned with sexy Swarovski crystals ($200) will give edge to any style from yoga gear to cocktail attire. Amanda Vincent Hair Studio, 252 S. Links Ave., Sarasota, (941) 356-2037.

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Frame and brighten your face with nearly 8 cts. of light-catching pink diamonds, meticulously handset in 18K rose gold ($19,480). These mesmerizing drops are of timeless design that you’ll love for years to come. Diamond Vault, 3979 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-4016.

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These exquisite earrings are pure artisanal elegance with a raw, organic feel ($12,790). Set in 18K rose gold, dueling oval African pink sapphires totaling 10.90 cts. are complemented by two rough pear-shaped African ruby drops of 21.87 cts., all showcased with 118 round diamonds of 2.69 cts. Tilden Ross, 410 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-3338.

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Lucky Brand’s spiked drop earrings reflect their unapologetic Coachella boho chic style ($35). Suspended from a thin hook fastening, the horseshoe-shaped design creates movement for the semiprecious turquoise stones and gold-tone finish. Lucky Brand, 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 893-1180.

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Ideal for versatile day and eveningwear, the classic hoop has made a comeback in a big way. Crafted in 14K gold, this pair ($275) is both super cool and romantic with the intertwined heart rope chain. Macy’s, 110 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 232-7300.

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Londoners rely on the definitive designs of Lara Bohinc, which are always ahead of the curve, like these bold, shoulder-grazing earrings ($660) with cascading snake chains. It’s a powerfully chic statement that stands alone. June Simmons at The Met, 35 Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota, (941) 321-1737.

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The iconic Cardan Collection by Marina B hits all the high notes of Pantone’s color forecasting for spring in one pair of earrings ($3,200). These delightful drops pop against the 18K yellow gold setting. So chic that you can wear yours as an on-trend alternative to your everyday studs. McCarver & Moser, 482 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 388-1331.

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