From linear drops to whimsical and grand chandeliers, long earrings were in the spotlight at the 2012 JCK and Couture jewelry shows. Contemporary designers showcased statement earrings featuring creative use of colored stones and diamonds. Pioneer Gems shined at AGTA’s GemFair with Peruvian opal and diamond drops. Erica Courtney and Michael John Image rocked the Couture Design Awards with jewels destined for the red carpet. Yossi Harari and Ray Griffiths evoked everyday glamour with classic line earrings, and Elizabeth Showers dazzled with diamonds and turquoise. Enjoy these long-earring looks from the Vegas shows.
Pioneer Gems: Peruvial opal and diamond earrings from AGTA GemFair 2012
Erica Courtney: Carved jadeite, purple scapolite, lavender spinel, and diamond earrings. Couture Design Award 2nd Runner-Up, Platinum category
Yossi Harari: Ruby earrings in 24k gold from Couture 2012
Michael John Image: Eiffel Tower earrings with rose-cut and round brilliant-cut diamonds in 18k white gold. Couture Design Award 2nd Runner-Up, Diamonds above $20K category
Elizabeth Showers: Turquoise and diamond “Marilyn” Earrings from Couture 2012
Ray Griffiths: Classic Quadruple Drop Crown Work Earrings with topaz and diamonds in 18k gold from Couture 2012