The Fashion Week period is in full gear and in the midst of all this fashion frenzy Fall will take over. Inevitably we are headed for colder months so get ahead of low temperatures and grab an (ear) jacket that will keep you warm. Warm and stylish because shorter and darker days doesn’t mean dull and boring. Creativity and style as well as the light that metals and stones project provide us with an opportunity to brighten up those gloomy days. Jackets will add an unexpected touch to any outfit, giving your earring game a three dimensional look.
This earring trend’s popularity has swelled over the past few years. Colors, shapes, styles and materials are plentiful when it comes to ear jackets, from subtle and delicate designs that add just a small dose of mystery to your ears to the more statement making and even artsy creations. There is a whole world around ear jackets that is well worth knowing about.
Ear jackets are a creative way to dress your ear by embellishing the front and back of your ear lobe. The front part of the earring is shorter than the back, creating a cascade in two levels. Minimalist simple ear jackets will most often have a delicate stud in the front coupled with an equally delicate back that can vary in length. From here each designer’s creative universe comes into play to conceive their particular jacket combo.
Ear jacket earrings can come in two or three parts depending on whether the closing and the back piece are joined together or not. Additionally, the back section of some styles comes with holes at different levels, giving you the option to adjust the earring at the right length. If you opt a shorter version of the earring, slide the earring’s post through the lower hole. Alternatively, slide it through the upper hole to get a longer version of the same style. It might be tricky to find the right spot at the beginning but once you get the hang of it, easy as pie.
Those who not only look at the aesthetics and quality of a purchase but also at the versatility will be glad to know that earring jackets, more often than not, hide two or even three styles in one purchase. The front part of the earring can be worn separately from the back, giving you the option to don a simpler version of the style in the form of a stud or a drop earring.
Silver-tone and sterling silver ear jackets are a subtler way to get into this earring trend. Silver, white gold or rhodium finishes offer a more toned down approach than yellow gold. Milan-based brand Ca&Lou proposes an elegant and versatile silver-plated ear jacket option coupled with two Swarovski crystals. This style is ideal for everyday wear or even as a wedding day accessory for a bride that wants to keep it chic and interesting.
URiBE’s signature geometric shapes are present in their rhodium-plated silver circle ear jacket accentuated with natural semi-precious stone beads. The bigger carnelian bead gently rests on the front of the ear lobe while the hoop and the pink opal bead dance in the back. Both classy and edgy, the proportionate size of this earring makes it appealing to women of all ages.
Gold vermeil and sterling silver earring jackets are the option for Charlotte Chesnais designs. The French designer stays true to her personal trademark and mixes both finishes to create ear jacket earrings of various fluid shapes and volumes. The urban and sleek Falless earrings have a sterling silver stud paired with a gold vermeil drop back, making them a great option for those wanting to take the first steps into the trend. The two-tone intertwined leafs from the single Maxi Endless earring are only suitable for souls looking to dive into the trend full on.
If you are looking for statement yellow gold earring jackets, Annelise Michelson is your go-to jewelry creator. Making good her love for conceiving jewelry pieces that empower women, this Parisian designer creates sculptural designs in yellow gold-plated bronze. Her designs are a favorite of women that don’t shy away from spotlight. From the celebrated Ellipse collection, the best-selling Ellipse two-tone earring jacket and the Heel yellow gold-plated earring jacket are two great examples of what this talented designer has to offer.
Ca&Lou managed to create a 3 in 1 gold-plated jacket earring that makes the delights of women looking for a versatile style. This black ear jacket is a winning combination of yellow gold-plated brass, enamel and Swarovski crystals. The back section of the earring can be donned with the black enamel and crystals facing forward or with a softer approach showcasing the gold side.
For the party-goers, it will be impossible not to dance to the rhythm of the Swarovski crystal gold earring jackets. The playful fringe, that will add a layer of glam to your evening looks, can be forgone for everyday wear, leaving only the sparkly stud.
For a modern take on pearl ear jackets, Paris-based jewelry designer sisters that create under the brand Asherali Knopfer can’t be overlooked. The mix and match style lies at the crossroads of a threader and a jacket earring. Both styles, with a shorter front part, hold different-sized pearls on each end and are handmade in 18-karat yellow and white gold. Dare for a colorful accent with the blue pearl option.