I normally would not be attracted to such large earrings …. well, wait. I WOULD be attracted to them, but I would pass because I would think of the weight, and the overall Gypsy glitzy look – these are 3-1/2 inches long – that would lead me to wonder when I would ever find an occasion to wear them.
So when I saw these at a local J. Crew and held them, I was surprised that they were lighter than you would expect given their size and materials (resin, plated brass and epoxy, though the aqua stones sure feel like glass to me). And when the sales assistant cheerfully told me that they were 50% off their already reduced price and so therefore cost about $35 … sold! I may never wear them but they are giving me a lot of pleasure to look at. On the US J. Crew site, these are still full price at $85 but given the look and the workmanship, these would still be a solid yes from me.
Below, pics from the J. Crew web site and my own shot – they are much prettier and vibrant in real life.