Drop earrings are still the very definition of ideal day time jewellery, which is exactly what gives it so much edge and adds to its versatile value as evening wear too. It’s very easy to lift the mood of any look with the right kind of drop jewellery and fashion icons over the world, be it the Duchess of Susses or the Hadid sisters have been sporting this trend, on the runways and off it.
Drop earrings obviously started off as the epitome of heritage jewellery, as for decades now, it has been the go-to bling for royal women over the world, from Queen Elizabeth II to Letizia of Spain. Since, studs are almost invisible, especially in the public and danglers are just too much, drop earrings were the ideal picks for some easy workwear fashion. And as more and more influencers from Gen-Z pick up on the trend, here’s looking at some labels who are making the best drop earrings.
New York-based jewellery designer Fred Leighton is the Nicole Kidman-approved label which grasps the element of timelessness which is associated with drop earrings; many of Leighton’s drop jewellery have actually been worn on red carpets by Sarah Jessica Parker, Meryl Streep, Claire Danes etc. Most of Leighton’s pieces are actually meant to give your black tie look a slight elevation, and add a feminine touch to it. The prominent gemstone drops and two-stone drop earrings, are some of Leighton’s specialties.
From the Duchess of Sussex to the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Small has quite the prolific royal clientele. Meghan Markle, especially, loves earing Small’s polished statement jewellery and has been sported wearing her drop earrings on many of her tours. Small’s jewellery is defined by a quirky, and sprightly individualism, but her designs also take into account the element of classicism which can be achieved with precious jewellery.
Ippolita focuses on playful and wearable fine jewellery; her Lollipop range, especially features some spirited designs featuring precious coloured gemstones are easy silhouettes. Her three-stone drop earring in antique gold is a special attraction and has been selling really well.