© Written by Rachael Taylor for Rapaport
While the catwalks remain under siege from enormous earrings, a quiet revolution is taking place in the commercial market: shoulder-grazing hoops are being superseded by miniature doppelgängers that fit snugly to lobes.
Full diamond pavé offers a classic yet high-glamour look, while flashes of bright enamel tap into next season’s trend for colour. Tiny hoops – or buggies, as they are sometimes called – can also be used as a plinth for charms, another of this year’s emerging trends.
When worn alone, these mini hoops lend their wearers an understated, minimalist cool. Grouped in multiple piercings, they take on an edge as stackable luxuries…
This story was originally published in the January 2018 issue of Rapaport magazine. Continue reading to see layouts and download a full-sized PDF of the feature and front cover. (Main image: Melissa Kaye Jewelry)
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