Holiday Sparkle with Colorful Drop Earrings

By Cynthia Sliwa — December 11, 2013

This holiday season, colorful and sparkly drop earrings are the perfect accessory to catch the eye. If fine jewelry is not in the budget, there are plenty of reasons to smile: an extraordinary variety of earrings set with crystals, glass stones or rhinestones can add a festive touch to any  celebration-worthy ensemble.

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Previews of holiday looks started early. The August 2013 issue of People Style Watch reported on statement earrings:  “Dangly styles with sparkly gems and crystals are ultraglam!  Pair with casual looks for a great contrast.” Featured are enormous acrylic and rhinestone earrings from JustFab along with more modestly sized styles of lapis and ruthenium from Alexis Bittar, and glass stone and crystal from G-Lish.

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The September 2013 issue of People Style Watch continued the theme, noting that “Sparkly drop styles with ornate jewels in rich tones are having a major moment!  Rock them with casual outfits for an unexpected pop.” Pictured are earrings from Deepa Gurnani, Lydell NYC, GoJane, Ben-Amun, Lux Accessories, Sequin, and Dannijo.

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A staff favorite noted in the September 2013 issue of People Style Watch is a pair of ruthenium-plated earrings with Swarovski crystal detail from Swarovski by Shourouk.

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Featuring a pair of Bauble Bar earrings, the August 2013 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine comments, “With earrings as gorgeously ornate as these, no other jewelry is necessary. Don’t forget to pull your hair back!”

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Inexpensive party wear featured in the December 2013 issue of People Style Watch includes a colorful pair of earrings with glass stone detail from Lux Accessories. Also pictured is a gold-plated necklace with glass stone and beaded detail from Berry Jewelry and a gold-plated ring with crystal detail from Vince Camuto.

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Among the “luxe statements” spotlighted in the December 2013 issue of People Style Watch is a pair of bright drop “Magnolia Earrings” from Dannijo, along with a rose-accented crystal-embellished hinged bracelet from Joan Boyce.

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The December 2013 issue of Real Simple spotlights a pair of Swarovski-crystal-embellished earrings by Ben-Amun, with a beaded dress from Unique Vintage.

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“Bling It On” suggests the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. “The fresh take on statement jewelry this season?  Color, color and more color!” Pictured above are drop earrings from Banana Republic, along with a line bracelet from Sisco + Berluti, a set of bejeweled hair pins from Loft, rings from Silpada and Sorrelli, dangling earrings from Adia Kibur, an elaborate necklace from C. Wonder, and earrings from Target.

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The combination pink and black is featured in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Lucky, including crystal-studded earrings from Dannijo.

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A montage of blue-hued fashions in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Lucky includes earrings from Assad Mounser.

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The December 2013 issue of People Style Watch features an entire page of “Instant Wow” statement earrings:  “With brilliant stones in intricate shapes, these modern danglers and studs look one-of-a-kind.” Pictured are multi-colored drop earrings from Express; earrings of gold-plated metal with resin and glass stone detail from R.J. Graziano; fan-shaped earrings of brass plate with Swarovski crystals from Lionette by Noa Sade; drop earrings in gunmetal with Swarovski crystals from Dannijo; and spiky earrings of gold-plated metal with crystal detail from Yochi.

Vintage Variations:  With some of these earrings running several hundred dollars, consider browsing on eBay or at your local antique shop for vintage earrings with similar sparkle for a budget-friendly buy.

 

Price Check:

  • Adia Kibur:  dangling earrings (12/13-1/14 Ladies’ Home Journal), $40
  • Alexis Bittar:  “Pavo Dangling Nova Clip” lapis and ruthenium clip-on earrings (8/13 People Style Watch), $475
  • Assad Mounser:  earrings (12/13-1/14 Lucky), $195
  • Banana Republic:  drop earrings (12/13-1/14 Ladies’ Home Journal), $39.50
  • Bauble Bar:  drop earrings (8/13 Oprah), details not provided, $32
  • Ben-Amun:  “Jet Crystal Chandelier Earrings” in silver with glass and Swarovski crystal detail (9/13 People Style Watch), $420; blue Swarovski-crystal-embellished earrings (12/13 Real Simple), $495
  • Berry Jewelry:  gold-plated necklace with glass stone and beaded detail (12/13 People Style Watch), $80
  • C. Wonder:  statement necklace (12/13-1/14 Ladies’ Home Journal), $98
  • Dannijo:  “Nora Earrings” in gunmetal with Swarovski crystal detail (9/13 People Style Watch), $645; “Magnolia Earrings” in gunmetal plate with Swarovski crystal detail (12/13 People Style Watch), $395; pink and black crystal earrings (12/13-1/14 Lucky), $260; “Barney Earrings” in gunmetal with Swarovski crystals (12/13 People Style Watch), $470
  • Deepa Gurnani:  “Wishbone Dangle Earrings” in brass and silver with glass crystal detail 9/13 People Style Watch), $115
  • Express:  “Teardrop Center Multi-Stone Cluster” earrings (12/13 People Style Watch), $39.90
  • GoJane:  meal and plastic earrings with rhinestone detail (9/13 People Style Watch), $11.70
  • Joan Boyce:  “Garden Party” metal hinged bracelet with crystal detail (12/31 People Style Watch), $299.95
  • JustFab: “Pop Rock” acrylic and rhinestone earrings (8/13 People Style Watch), $6.95
  • G-Lish:  glass stone and crystal earrings (8/13 People Style Watch), $62
  • Lionette by Noa Sade:  “Coco” brass plate earrings with Swarovski crystals (12/13 People Style Watch), $158
  • Loft:  bejeweled hair pins (12/13-1/14 Ladies’ Home Journal), $19.50 for a set of five
  • Lux Accessories:  “Marquise Statement Earrings” in metal with rhinestone detail (9/13 People Style Watch),$32; “Holiday Statement Earrings” in metal with glass stone detail (12/13 People Style Watch), $24
  • Lydell NYC:  metal and acrylic earrings (9/13 People Style Watch), $48
  • R.J. Graziano:  “Statement Drop Earrings” of gold-plated metal with resin and glass stone detail (12/13 People Style Watch), $75
  • Sequin:  gold plate and resin earrings with Swarovski crystal detail (9/13 People Style Watch), $325
  • Silpada:  faceted stone ring (12/13-1/14 Ladies’ Home Journal), $89
  • Sisco + Berluti:  blue stone line bracelet (12/13-1/14 Ladies’ Home Journal), $75
  • Sorrelli:  faceted stone ring (12/13-1/14 Ladies’ Home Journal), $85
  • Swarovski by Shourouk:  ruthenium-plated earrings with Swarovski crystal detail (9/13 People Style Watch), $180
  • Target:  stone-embellished earrings (12/13-1/14 Ladies’ Home Journal), $8
  • Vince Camuto:  “Jewelry Purpose Adjustable Ring” in gold-plated metal with crystal detail (12/13 People Style Watch), $58
  • Yochi:  “Stoneburst Fan Earrings” in gold-plated metal with crystals (12/13 People Style Watch), $78

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