Sparkle Plenty

These earrings shine bright <i>sans</i> diamonds.
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Inspired by South American craftsmanship, this pair goes global. Conceptualized in New York and made in Tokyo, this design is comprised of Miyuki seed beads. KUI Co., $102, Mica 12/v, shopmica.com

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The stone in these hand-forged earrings, made by California-based artist Alison Antelman, is blue zircon, a natural gem cousin to diamond wannabe cubic zirconia. Alison Antelman m-pod earrings, $370, Ombré Gallery, ombregallery.com

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Everyday earrings could use a little lift. A dagger of quartz, with either a crystal or gray finish, attached to basic hoops makes for a killer addition. Quartz dagger hoop earrings, $35, Circle Circle, circlecirclejewelry.etsy.com

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway


Laser engraving isn’t just for coasters or artsy city maps. These locally made studs are carved out of alder wood. Wood mini earrings, $12, Lucca Laser Workshop, luccaworkshop.com

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway


If you wear earrings designed by the same person who helped give Princess Di and Jackie O iconic looks, it basically makes you royalty. Kenneth Jay Lane gold spiked hoop earrings, $49, The Most Beautiful Thing in the World Is, facebook.com/TMBTITWI

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

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