In the wake of Covid’s height, and the relative freedom we have had for the past year; going out and making a statement with maximalist jewellery is back on. Goodbye to permanently residing in loungewear and hello to dressing up and blessing your ears with stunning earrings.
Maximalist jewellery trends
One of our great inspirations here is the celebrity icon and musical legend Rihanna. Whilst made famous by her wonderful music, Rihanna has also gained an appreciation from the jewellery world, who appreciate her taste in jewellery and her fashion moments that ooze bling.
Whether she is being photographed on the red carpet, sitting front row at a fashion show, or just casually popping out of the house on a stroll; she will be adorned in eye-catching earrings, rings and necklaces. It’s not just red carpet dresses she pairs brilliant jewellery with, she will also wear glamorous saint laurent earrings with sportswear, or you’ll see her styled in chic streetwear and dramatic Alessandra Rich chandelier earrings.
However, if collecting multiple pieces of maximalist jewellery is too much for you, and you would rather stick to just one piece of “statement” jewellery; then a good place to start is earrings. A versatile pair of statement earrings can change the mood of your outfit, and also brighten your facial complexion.
Amal Clooney is someone who embodies this approach to jewellery. You will often see the human rights lawyer and activist going to glamorous events, or recently on her yearly visit to Lake Como, Italy alongside George Clooney and their twins, wearing various stunning minidresses which are accessorised by unique earrings.
This isn’t a trend or idea that is exclusive to older generations of fashionistas or celebrities, many Gen Z fashion influencers do the same thing. At an intimate dinner in the aftermath of Balenciaga’s big couture show, supermodel Bella used a pair of brilliant silver teardrop earrings to accompany her striking polka-dot gown.
Whilst silver, gold and diamond statement earrings are classic choices, there are other brilliant options. Precious Lee spices things up with some wonderful colourful accessories, such as when she paired a bright yellow crop top with matching earrings from Swarovski’s Lucent jewellery collection.
How can we become part of this wave of wearing maximalist jewellery?
If you want to capture a bit of the celebrity statement earring fever, my first port of call would be these Diamond Point Drop Earrings, which are both glamorous enough to wear to a black tie event but can also be worn to make a statement on any old day.
If you are looking for a pair of statement earrings that draw the attention and match the warmth of a summer evening; these Cabochon Cut Emerald Studs are a perfect match. They are inviting, with the focus being those bewitching emeralds that you can’t take your eyes off.
Hoop earrings have never gone out of style, and are easy to put on for an everyday look whilst making a statement. These are some brilliant hoop earrings that combine the colour of the metal with the glitz of the diamonds to create an effortlessly elegant look.
Hopefully these three different options will give you an idea of where to start when looking for a pair of statement earrings. If you are looking for other guidance on jewellery and some good options for when you are in the mood for accessorising; there is our list of luxurious pieces of jewellery you can wear everyday, and some advice on the essential jewellery pieces you need to build out your collection. Or if you are looking for some specific advice on engagement rings, we also have that as well.