Chances are you've seen the Mise En Dior Tribale earrings on at least one celebrity or blogger by now. This edgy new take on classic pearl studs has been seen again and again on the fashion elite. Read on for my review of the double pearl earring trend.
The double pearl earrings all began with Christian Dior designing a twist on the classic pearl stud. The Mise En Dior Tribale earrings make a giant round stud look elegant instead of juvenile by its behind-the-ear placement, and the size difference between the small and large pearl lends to a mermaid-ish effect.
The Dior Tribale earrings were originally $290 a couple of years ago when they were released for pre-Fall of 2013, and since then, they've become a classic mainstay for Dior. The most recent price that we've heard for them was $645! Designers always raise prices on classics. :(
Dior's double pearl earrings are made of faux pearls and gold-tone metal. My ears are allergic to all metals under 14k yellow gold, so even if I wanted to splurge on Dior's Dior Tribale earrings, I wouldn't be able to tolerate wearing the earrings past 30 minutes.
Because double pearl earrings are simple yet eye-catching, I really wanted to try them out. So, I found a dupe (Steeltime) plated in 18k gold (sold out here) for my very sensitive ears. The Steeltime earrings' pearls share the exact same dimensions as that of the Mise En Dior earrings' pearls. They are very light for its size.
I find that this earring style best suits those with a narrow chin or have a long or oval face shape. Like regular round pearl studs, these earrings have a face-widening effect. So, if you have a round or square-shaped face, you may not like these earrings.
Double pearls are HOT in the fashion world. There are many options out there. If you intend on wearing these a lot and want them to last a long time, I recommend purchasing the Dior originals (which are very substantial for costume jewelry) or the double pearl design in solid gold and freshwater pearls here for less than the Diors.
Dupes that are not made of precious metals and pearls are usually much lighter in weight, which can be preferable. This particular design doesn't drag your ear hole down, but if you prefer light earrings, it may be advantageous to stick with dupes. :)
Here are ones that have equivalent pearl measurements as the original Dior Tribale earrings. They come from a trusted branded, are made with decent materials and are priced very well! Use code: STYLE for an additional 20% off!
What do you think of this trend that's been going strong for over 2 years? Love or hate? Share your opinion. :)