Statement earrings were one of the biggest fine jewelry trends of 2018. The shoulder skimming style was a major hit with A-list celebrities who donned this look to major red carpet events, fashion shows and parties. Statement earrings’ incorporate various styles. Long drop and chandelier style earrings were very popular this year, as were abstract avant garde geometrical designs. Statement earrings’ ability to elevate any look from basic to show stopping has played a big part in its popularity.
A drop style earring when worn correctly can elongate a person’s face, making them appear more slender. Due to its grandiose charm, big chandelier style earrings are best paired with more minimalist pieces to balance the look. Hoops can be styled up or down to go with casual and formal looks. Here’s a look at some of our favourite statement earring looks from this year.
Trend Spotting: Statement Earrings
Statement earrings were spotted on celebrities throughout the year and were a big success during awards season. From the Cannes Film Festival to Grammys, shoulder scraping danglers were a hot favourite in 2018.
Celebrities such as Julianna Moore, Penelope Cruz and Cate Blanchett were spotted wearing stunning long earrings to the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival this year. Cate Blanchett’s bold and colourful orchid earrings were designed by Chopard.
The royals seemed to have caught on to the trend as well. Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton were seen dripping in diamonds for Prince Charles’ 70th birthday dinner. Their earrings garnered a lot of media attention. Kate sported a heavy pearl drop design, while Meghan opted for a dramatic multi-drop citrine design.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle for Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday Dinner | Image Courtesy: Marie Claire
The Golden Globe Awards once again saw A-list celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Gillian Anderson and Mary J Blige donning statement earrings. Oprah beautifully balanced the earring-heavy look by opting to go without a necklace.
Oprah Winfrey wearing diamond danglers at the Golden Globe Awards,2018| Image Courtesy: VOA
The Grammy Awards Ceremony for 2018 saw celebs donning super long danglers in various designs. While some went for a more traditional route, Beyonce stunned in her 70-carat geometrically shaped earrings.
The 70th Primetime Emmy awards too was ruled by this trend with the likes of Rachel Brosnan and Emilia Clarke opting for gorgeous drop earrings. Scarlett Johansson looked ethereal wearing a pair of sleek chandelier diamond earrings set in 18K white gold.
Scarlett Johansson at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards | Image Courtesy: Entertainment Tonight
This trend was not just limited to award shows but dominated most events, be it Gigi Hadid on the runway for Ralph Lauren or Kendall Jenner wearing Tiffany and Co.’s Paper Flower diamond danglers to the Met Gala. It is safe to say 2018 was the year of statement earrings.
Find the Right Pair for you:
Have these shoulder skimming beauties piqued your interest? Check out these stunning options from our collection :
The stunning Tassel Diamond Earrings are an elegant extravaganza. They come in two lengths, 2.5 inches (20-carats) and 3.5 inches (28 carats). The earring has detachable ear clips and bails, offering a plethora of styling options. The statement earring is intricately crafted in a way that the diamonds appears to be slowly cascading through the air and will add a touch of sophistication to any look.
In the mood for something more demure? Ease your way into the statement earrings trend with our Scallop Diamond Hoop Earrings. These diamond hoops come in 3 sizes i.e. 1.25 inches, 1.75 inches and 2.25 inches in diameter. This versatile piece works for both daytime events as well as glamorous night outs. The earrings are crafted in a way to ensure a 360* view of all the diamonds and come in three 18K gold colors. The central rose cut diamonds are surrounded by micro pave diamonds to create a mesmerising effect.
Statement earrings have been around since the 1950s and haven’t really gone out of style ever since. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean you need to invest in one right away. Remember that jewelry is all about expressing yourself. Follow trends that reflect your personal sense of style, and you will never go wrong with fine jewelry.