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Okie_girl

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I believe this is the first thread I've started in Hangout, so if this is in the wrong forum, please forgive!

I'm in the process of having some jewelry pieces made with the diamonds from my late mother's rings. These will be for my nieces, I really want them to have something of their grandmother's that they can treasure. I'm having a pendant made for one niece, and the other niece wants earrings. I've been working with an Etsy vendor, and he's come up with two possible designs for the earrings. I can't decide which I like better, the studs or the dangles.

Which would you choose? My niece is 19 years old, and she has two piercings in each ear.

Thanks for your help!

danielm studs2.jpg

danielm dangles2.jpg
 

ChloeTheGreat

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I like the studs. To me, the dangles have an older feel to them. I think the studs will be modern and versatile and she will be able to wear them for many years to come.

Hope we get to see pictures of all the final products! :))
 

tsavvy

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I really like the studs, but would prefer to have the post centered behind the stud rather than at the top. You are a sweet aunt to have such meaningful gifts made for your nieces!
 

JewelFreak

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Studs from me too. She can wear them with anything. What a wonderful gesture.
 

Sundial

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Another vote for the studs. To me the dangles look dressier and more formal. Such a nice idea though and such pretty designs!
 

AprilBaby

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Studs!
 

vc10um

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tsavvy|1318268135|3037129 said:
I really like the studs, but would prefer to have the post centered behind the stud rather than at the top. You are a sweet aunt to have such meaningful gifts made for your nieces!
This, exactly. How thoughtful of you! I'm sure she will love them!
 

Tacori E-ring

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Honestly, I would do hoops.
 

tyty333

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Studs...others feel too old and agree with other posters. Post in the middle not at top.
 

SC86

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Another vote for studs. Definitely have a more modern feel to them.
 

Okie_girl

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Chloe, yennyfire, Zoe, tsavvy, jewelfreak, sundial, aprilbaby, vc10um, packrat, luv2sparkle, keplie, tyty333, SC86, thank you all for your input! tsavvy, I agree about centering the posts rather than having them at the top.

OUPeargirl, Boomer Sooner! I'm an OU alum, and just up the road aways, so howdy neighbor!

Tacori-ering, hoops are not out of the question. I think to stay in my budget, I could possibly do 3/4 hoops with a post.

Another option is to go with the same cluster style, but have french wires instead of posts, so the cluster would hang just below the ear lobe. Hopefully I will have some pictures soon of the 3/4 hoop and the french wire, so I may be back asking for more input.

Thank you all for your kind words, and for your help!
 

geckodani

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Of the two choices, the studs. Ditto the hoops suggestion - I really think they would stand the test of time better.
 
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