Okay, maybe “comeback” is a bit of a misnomer because pearls never really left, but this season’s new styles are so much better than the boring studs and strands of yesteryear. From ultra-modern minimalist collars to diamond-dotted ear cuffs, these aren’t your grandma’s pearls. (Unless your grandma loves Lanvin. In which case, yay granny!)
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As a jewelry minimalist, I was super-psyched when the stud earring trend erupted. Raw diamonds! Twee animals! Modern pearls! They go with everything because, well, there’s not much to ‘em (which is why we featured our favorite mismatch and make-your-own varieties). So, when I stumbled upon these honeycomb-esque Hex Hoop earrings from Ritual Ritual, I was pleasantly surprised by their major versatility. They’re minimal in the best way, they don’t get hidden in a sea of hair, and they pack a geometric-artsy punch. And dare I say it: I think I’m an earring convert.
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According to an announcement posted on TownHome’s Instagram page, the Rittenhouse jewelry boutique is in the throes of a renovation.
Located at 1616 Walnut Street, the shop will remain at its current location but will be receiving a major makeover, says owner Dana Bank.
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We at Shoppist are huge fans of the mismatched earring trend (see: here and here). So when the metalworking geniuses behind Queen Village’s Bario Neal debuted their Strata earring collaboration with local ceramicist Jessica Hans, we were already plotting crazy combinations. Turns out, the pairings look just as cute matching. Earrings for everyone!
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If most oversize baubles are statement pieces, then the colossal collars by Dylanlex are shouted-from-the-rooftop proclamations.
Drew Ginsburg, a 2009 Drexel University grad, first nabbed attention for her handmade jewelry on Instagram. She began creating hefty made-to-orders featuring heaping drapings of Swarovski crystals that have garnered national attention (Rihanna and Rachel Zoe are fans) and now adorn the necks of fashion’s most vocal flock.
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A few seasons ago, the bib necklace debuted and then never really left. Suddenly, everyone was sporting hulking spangled collars and wide bedazzled bibs. Now, jewelry is tilting to the delicate side, and we’re loving it. Long necklaces have an elongating effect, and these look great layered with other necklaces of varying lengths. Here, 10 ways to wear ‘em at every price point.
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Some things are best suited to pairs: socks, shoes, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Earrings, though, don’t always have to match (proof: this roundup of fantastic ear candy, none of which has an identical twin). For earring traditionalists who shudder at the thought of wildly mismatched lobes, there are these: a quartet of geometric brass danglers that are sold singularly, and made to be worn in subtly mismatched pairs.
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While I was excited when I got wind of Ritual Ritual’s expansion—the postage-stamp-sized NoLibs shop is moving into Arcadia’s vacated space—I really cheered when I got news of the store’s brand-spanking-new website. After all, a spiffy brick-and-mortar is fantastic, but sometimes you just need a quick mid-afternoon shopping break from the comfort of your cubicle, without hightailing it to the other side of town. Enter: Ritualritual.com, the boutique’s gorgeously spare and now totally shoppable website, so you can get your bauble fix while you wait for the bigger and better store to officially open later next month.
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We at Shoppist adore helping out local designers. (Hello, it’s the driving force behind the entire Philly Mag Fashion Project.) So when we got word about Geography 541, a local jewelry brand helmed by Madeline Tolle, we had to check out her work. And it’s fantastic.
But she needs your help!
- Skip the Google Glass. A cocktail ring that flashes light when you get a text (or an important call) is wearable technology we can get behind. [Fashionista]
- If this humidity is wreaking havoc on your curly hair like me, then you need to read these five tips to get your curly hair through the rest of the summer. [Huffington Post]
- We alter our hair and makeup to fit our face shapes—why not sunglasses? Rockstar daughter Georgia May Jagger spills on the best sunglasses for every face shape. (Apparently, I should be wearing a square variety.) [Refinery 29]
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