Instant Glam: The Season of the Statement Earring

Photo: Sally Griffiths

There’s no quicker mood-booster, outfit game-changer, instant glam-maker like a dramatic earring. Like a bow on top of a present or an ornament on the tree, they’re the perfect finishing holiday touch. In my everyday life, I keep my earring situation simple–a diamond drop, a thin jeweled bar, a classic stud–or even go bare lobe. But when it comes time to dress up, I love a statement piece.

The natural beauty of a pearl is my current favorite. They’re ladylike but modern, sophisticated but natural. Plus, they go with everything. Here are a few for a range of budgets–and a couple sparkly additions just for fun.