Your Winter Earring Edit
Some people call the coldest time of year ‘winter’ – we call it ‘Earring Season’. Because when you’re wrapped head to toe, there aren’t many other options for showing off your favourite jewellery pieces!
Earrings aren’t just a gorgeous way to light up the face, they are also carefully designed objects, highly personal and almost unendingly varied.
For this season’s NAJO Earring Edit, we’ve chosen 6 favourite designs from across our lines to showcase the breadth of our own earring collections as well as the huge variety of fine jewellery choices available to wear throughout the coldest snap – even when your lobes are the only part of your body not enveloped in knitwear!
We’ve chosen to highlight one pair from each of our six earring types, proving there’s a style to suit everybody.
The sassy partner for a chunky turtleneck, hoops are incredibly diverse. Gold plated or sterling silver, rounded and thick, or fine and flat. Double loops or three-quarter. Our pick for this winter is the Leonda Earring in sterling silver, 14-carat yellow gold plate or 14-carat rose gold plate. Why? These are BIG earrings that pack a punch, important when you’re rugged up. Yet they are also smooth and fully enclosed meaning there’s nothing to catch when you throw on your scarf. The hand-hammered finish (that’s silver which has been indented by hand using a small artisan tool) creates a rippling texture to mimic the heavily textured fibres of seasonal clothing.
Here’s the thing with drops – they’re made for movement. Our choice of the Dewdrop Earring might seem unorthodox for winter but trust us, the combination of turquoise and winter clothing (grey, denim, navy, camel) is completely intoxicating. Drop earrings aren’t always fine and delicate, but in this case the effect of the barely there chain and dancing beads spells winter fun.
The ultimate everyday earring, a stud is the kind of leave-in-and-forget-about jewellery piece that gets us through the week in easy style. In recent seasons we’ve seen a trend towards tiny studs layered with other earrings, but now’s the time to get graphic with slightly larger, organically shaped designs like the Piedra Stud Earring. Up-to-the-minute and yet timeless, this pebble-shaped accent also comes in 14-carat yellow gold plate to work with your existing jewellery collections.
Who doesn’t feel warmer after a hug? A huggie is simply a small, chunky hoop that sits relatively snuggly around the lobe, and take it from us – they’re the ultimate winter warmer. The Mobo Huggie Earring sets itself apart by combining a highly polished simple huggie with an ornate charm bead. The stippled ball has been oxidised to accentuate its texture, meaning it has been deliberately blackened in the indentations. The effect is sexy, seductive.
What’s the difference between a hook fitting and a drop? Well for most purposes, nothing. But where most drops are made for movement (see above), some hooks are fixed, running from end to end in one solid design. The glory of our signature Weeping Woman Earring is its uninterrupted flow. A hook that runs fluidly into a bulbous tear shape of highly polished sterling silver. This could only be the work of NAJO’s artisan silversmiths in Mexico, and once you slip it on you’ll understand why it’s a long-time NAJO fave.
We’ve talked about every earring type available, but the one that will add most colour to your winter wardrobe is the one that features a semi-precious stone – or two. The Pompeii Double Drop Earring will have all your bases covered this season, with a dual disc design in luxurious two-tone 18-carat yellow gold plate and sterling silver illuminating the faceted iolite and peridot stones.