|  05 dec 2014

Maria Doulton: Take it from me, a woman can never have too many pairs of earrings, and you don't need to worry about if they fit or not.

You can tell how old I am because I immediately understood the David Bowie reference in these Lady Stardust earrings, and these are just classic Stephen Webster, aren't they? They are really edgy, they're really cool, but they're really beautifully made because that's a graduation of different colours of sapphires, and then they're super-flexible.

de GRISOGONO  never fails to get the party started, and these Gypsy Hoop earrings are no exception. They're big, they're bold, they're exuberant, and so very sexy. I can just imagine Gina Lollobrigida wearing these with a very low-cut dress.

The Cloud 9 Nocturnal earrings by Annoushka combine the midnight blue of lapis lazuli with a delicate little trim of diamonds.

Female 1:   It's a limited series, just 24 of them, and the colour is really striking, and with… Yes, midnight blue, with some diamonds around, the shape is really pretty.

Maria Doulton: Good evening look, isn't it?

Christine Pasquier: It's amazing.

Maria Doulton: Really glamorous, yes.

Christine Pasquier:  You just need blue eyes, that's the only problem.

Maria Doulton: That could be arranged.

Christine Pasquier:  That's true.

Maria Doulton: I really like how these Astley Clarke Fao hoop earrings sit on the ear because they're constructed so that they lie outwards, showing the beautiful colours of the London Blue topaz stone and the diamonds. I really like these earrings because they've got a really lovely organic flowing shape, but they're still very ladylike and elegant.

Right, before you buy these, make sure that she does like bugs and that she has a taste for the unusual, because these earrings by Dutch jeweller and sculptor Bibi Van der Velden are really rather different. They are made out of scarab wings, which is why they have this incredible shimmer.

Claire Roberts: They're extremely light, so they won't weigh down your ear, but I just think they're made for a party.

Maria Doulton: Now, Bibi assures me that no insects were harmed in their making, and that they were all humanely sourced.

Claire Roberts: Ethical scarab beetle wing earrings. That's a tongue twister.

Maria Doulton: If you want to know all that's happening in the world of jewellery and watches, visit my website,

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Since founding The Jewellery Editor in 2010, we have grown our digital magazine to be the number one global source of information and inspiration for fine jewellery and luxury watches.

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