Cases in point: JW Anderson’s abstract moon face earrings and Petite Grand’s Picasso earrings crafted from twisted metallic silver hardware.
These aren’t your typical diamond studs or straightforward tassel-type danglers, they go way off the beaten track with artistic sculpture-like references that make for great conversation starters.
Loud, charming and whimsical, these 10 craft-inspired statement earrings will give your outfits a new measure of personality.
JW Anderson Moon Face earrings
On the face of it (pun fully intended), JW Anderson’s Moon Face earrings appear to be one of the biggest trending accessories of the season. A reference to the designer’s penchant for viewing the world through art, this pair of earrings feature matte white metal lunar discs from which abstract faces are embossed upon and brass hoop drops.
There’s something nostalgic and refreshing about these beaded square hoop earrings, from its DIY-esque charm to its fun use of colours. Bringing to mind bead accessory sets we used to play with back when we were younger, these earrings are far more sophisticated and refined with the use of navy and red resin enamel beads.
$180, from Matches Fashion
Proenza Schouler hammered earrings
These silver aluminium earrings are crafted with a hammered texture across the clip-on horseshoe-shaped studs.They will give an artistic accent to any graphic printed outfit and add a contemporary and modern edge to your look. Simple, clean and oversized — the true makings of a versatile statement earring.
$357, from Matches Fashion
Jacquemus Le Carre earrings
Featuring intentionally mismatched shapes and juxtaposing materials, this statement pair from Jacquemus come with a gold-tone spiral pendant and a black square acrylic pendant. This unexpected silhouette will add a defining contemporary feel to your look.
$307, from Farfetch
Jacquemus Les Perles beaded earrings
Threaded with geometric rainbow beads to resemble a string of pearls on one side with a square-shaped silver-tone stud on the other, these vibrant earrings are giving accessory trends a good colour revival (no more minimalist metallic studs, we say!). Featuring a kaleidoscope of rainbow colours and different shapes of beads, these earrings will look great against a white blouse or a neutral colour palette.
These gold-tone metal mismatched earrings feature tonnes of playful tongue-in-cheek details that showcase iconic Sonia Rykiel motifs, such as the brand’s unique coin charm featuring an engraving of a profile. Boasting of a design resembling that of a twisted wire sculpture, these abstract shaped earrings are modern with a refined antique quality.
$526, from Farfetch
Paula Mendoza Shiva earrings
These gold-plated brass Shiva earrings are characterised by red rubber accents and a butterfly fastening and a detachable ear cuff. Elegant and simple, these earrings will add a pop of colour to any outfit without looking too flashy.
$298, from Farfetch
Petite Grand Picasso earrings
Handmade by designer Tanja Kovacevic and her team, these metallic silver earrings exude a quiet and minimal tone. Uncomplicated and elegant, these earrings bring to mind the abstract flow and energy of the lines seen in Picasso’s famous paintings. Express your individuality and team these exquisite danglers with bright colours (Looking to inject your closet with brighter colours? Check out our picks of the best colourful buys to cop right now).
$213, from Farfetch
Lizzie Fortunato Jewels earrings
Made from light blue plastic and resin-style acrylic, these earrings immediately take us back to the ’80s with its distinct retro quality and oversized hoops. Featuring a chunky shape that’s chic and eye-catching, this bold must-have will allow you to play to the tortoise shell jewellery trend that’s been seen predominantly everywhere right now.