Button and Cluster Earrings Make a Comeback

Button and cluster earrings make a comeback for fallDo you remember playing with your mom’s old jewelry as a child? Featuring prominently in my mother’s jewelry box were sparkling 1950’s rhinestone button and cluster earrings – vestiges of a time when “glamour” and “evening gown” were part of women’s everyday vocabulary. As a young college grad in the early 1990s I filled my own jewelry box with updated earrings – serious shrimp styles and pearls for the office; enormous, oversized button and cluster earrings for the weekends.

Since then, button and cluster style earrings have fallen out of style in favor of dangly or hoop earrings. But one thing is true in fashion, everything old is new again. And, for fall, expect resurgence in button and cluster earrings.

Lest you be tempted to dig out Madonna-era (or even Marilyn-era) beauties, think twice. The earrings you’ll see this fall are sleeker than 1950s vintage styles, smaller than 1990s versions, and altogether more elegant, sophisticated and polished.

Here are some of my top picks for button and cluster looks, but you are sure to see many more options at your favorite retailer.

Note to my two girls: Please stay out of my jewelry box!

Button and cluster earrings make a comeback

  • Gold gemstone earrings with glass (amazon.com)
  •  Knot and Twist jewelry ($205 – johnlewis.com)
  • Pink cubic zirconia earrings with silvertone (hsn.com)
  • Suzanna Dai leather earrings (boticca.com)
  • Monica Vinader green onyx earrings (net-a-porter.com)
  • Monica Vinader vermeil jewelry (net-a-porter.com)

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