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Fashion Edits For Clip Earring Lovers

Lady Gaga Love – Born This Way

Lady Gaga famously said:

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”

Now Lady Gaga is back and continuing to dissolve the boundaries between fashion and art with a new outrageously psychadelic and sexy video for her track “Born This Way“:

We wanted to get up and dance after hearing it! Like the Lady says, just dance… it’s going to be OK.

Lady Gaga’s style uses strong geometric designs, drag queen inspired trash and quirky conversation starting teasers and whilst it does take some skill to be as artful as she is, there are some ways we can bring in some of her huge charisma without turning up in a meat dress! Here are few ways you can echo a little Lady Gaga mojo into your style:

Fiorelli Black Diamond Crystal Pyramid Studded Clip On Earrings

Fiorelli Black Diamond Crystal Pyramid Studded Clip On Earrings

Fashionista Gunmetal Clip On Hoop Earrings

Fashionista Gunmetal Clip On Hoop Earrings

Strong geometrics are one of Lady Gaga’s ways of underlining her style. The sharp lines work well with a pointed collared jacket like this leather blazer from ASOS:

ASOS Leather Cropped Blazer

ASOS Leather Cropped Blazer

Lady Gaga said “I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time” and her outfits often culminate in earrings of epic proportions.

Giant Sequin Chandelier Clip On Earrings

Giant Sequin Chandelier Clip On Earrings

At 12cm high our Giant Sequin Clip On Earrings might seem proposterously big and you’d be right – they are and that’s exactly what is wonderful about them, especially if you have long hair. Once you try something that big, there’s no going back. You have been warned!

Fiorelli’s Fringe Necklace also has definate Lady Gaga edge:

Fiorelli Large Fringe Turquoise Necklace

Fiorelli Large Fringe Turquoise Necklace

Lastly, there’s Lady Gaga’s universal message:

Love Slogan Gunmetal Clip On Hoop Earrings

Love Slogan Gunmetal Clip On Hoop Earrings

In the immortal words of the Lady herself:

Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way!

We’re glad you were born that way, Gaga!

Mother’s Day Clip Earring Gift Guide

Mother’s Day and Mothering Sunday arrive at different times in different parts of the world. In 2011 Mother’s Day is a celebration on the 3rd April for those in Britain whilst for Americans, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders show their love on the 9th May. Double appreciation for dual national Mums!

Since it’s a time of year we get a lot of phone calls and emails about what makes a great set of clip on earrings to gift as a Mother’s Day present, I’ve put together simple buyer’s guide of some of the most popular choices that are easy winners.

Classic Pearl Clip On Earrings

A symbol of timeless beauty, there are few things quite like pearl earrings and certain lines always draw a smile. We have a range of simple, elegant and unfussy real pearl clip on earrings and these all use a superior quality clip that’s in your choice of hallmarked 925 sterling silver or gold. They also use AAA grade pearls. You don’t need to be a master jeweller to tell either! There are two pearl grading systems that jewellers commonly use, the Tahitian system and the AAA – A pearl grading system. On the AAA – A pearl grading system, which is the one used for most freshwater pearls like the ones used in these pearl clip ons, AAA pearls are those classed as:

AAA:The highest-quality pearl, virtually flawless. The surface will have a very high luster, and at least 95% of the surface will be free from any type of defect.

On an AA pearl you’d only expect 75% flawlessness and on an A grade pearl only 25% of the surface is flawless. We don’t use intermediate grades; only AAA pearls set in hallmarked silver or gold and then gift boxed to create pearl clip on earrings of exceptional quality and beauty that will remain a joy to wear for years.

Genuine Pearl Clip On Earrings Soft Peachy Pink/Sterling Silver

Genuine Pearl Clip On Earrings Soft Peachy Pink/Sterling Silver- £38.98

Real pearl clip on earrings will start from around £35 and some larger pearls are more so they’re quite affordable.  If budget is a big consideration then there are faux pearl clip on earring alternatives that still look gorgeous. Rodney Holman has several in his clip on earring collection including both 18ct gold plated and rhodium plated pearl clip on earrings:

Rodney Holman Gold Plated Pearl Clip On Earrings

Rodney Holman Gold Plated Pearl Clip On Earrings - £9.98

Presented gift boxed Rodney Holman’s clip earrings are also a safe bet – you can feel the quality and the great construction means they are comfortable to wear, so they make wonderful gift choices.

Gemstone Clip On Earrings

It’s often nice to give a gift that has a hidden meaning and a story attached to it. Angel Rock’s collection of real gemstone clip on earrings set in 925 sterling silver and gift boxed helps you do just that:

  • Red Garnet – said to promote tranquility and spiritual wellbeing of wearer
  • Rose Quartz – heals past hurts, energises marriages and creates an aura of love around the wearer
  • Pink Opal – rebalancing for the chakras, this stone is be karmic, helping those that have always given be rewarded with what they deserve
Pink Polished Opal Gemstone Teardrop Clip On Earrings

Pink Polished Opal Gemstone Teardrop Clip On Earrings - £17.98

The Angel Rocks Clip On Earring collection starts at £17.98 and there some items with matching necklaces.

Classic Matching Set Jewellery

Fiorelli Jewellery make easy to wear jewellery with a great quality finish and a distinctive style. Whilst a showstopping bling clip earring is an obvious gift sometimes it’s nice to gift jewellery that she’ll be able to wear often, especially as it’ll remind her of you! Fiorelli’s Large Teardrop Necklace and Large Teardrop Clip On Earrings would be a great example, stylish and sophisticated yet fun to wear and not requiring a red carpet event as an excuse to put it on:

Fiorelli Large Teardrop Pendant Necklace

Fiorelli Large Teardrop Pendant Necklace - £14.95

Fiorelli jewellery all comes in gorgeous packaging including organza bags and pillow pack boxes which also makes them great gift choices. The Large Teardrop set is one of a number of matching clip on earring jewellery sets we have so if your Mum is typically very well co-ordinated in her dress sense, do consider those.

Feel A Million Dollars

We’d love your mum to feel super-special for a day and so we couldn’t have a Mother’s Day buyer’s guide without a few drops of classic class! Let’s make her Audrey Hepburn or Sophia Loren for the day! It’s said that the secret to doing bling as you get older is that the pieces must be less dramatic yet of a higher quality so here’s our top 3 clip on earrings that fit that description:

Rodney Holman Gold Plate CZ Solitaire Clip On Earrings

Rodney Holman 18ct Gold Plate CZ Solitaire Clip On Earrings - £14.99

Adele Marie Crystal and Velvet Clip On Earrings

Adele Marie Crystal and Velvet Clip On Earrings - £39

 Fiorelli Pointed Teardrop Shaped Embellished Clip On Earrings

Fiorelli Pointed Teardrop Shaped Embellished Clip On Earrings - £19.95

With hundreds of clip on earrings to choose from including top designers like Adele Marie, Fiorelli and Look East, there’s plenty to choose from. I hope this Mother’s Day Gift Guide has given you some ideas as to clip on earrings that might suit your mother’s style and if you need any help in choosing, we’re happy to help – drop us an email or give us a call.