Diamonds are not the only rocks that are a girl’s best friend. Beautiful gemstones like onyx, garnet, amazonite, aquamarine, and yellow jade add instant splashes of color and glamour to any ensemble. Combined with metals like sterling silver, gold, and even copper, our selection of gemstone earrings is sure to achieve that statement-making look you’re aiming for. Gemstones can be found in a wide array of colors, and many women choose certain gemstones for their cleansing and therapeutic properties. These precious stones are also associated with birth months. For example, emerald is the birthstone of May, while ruby is the birthstone of July. The swank and charismatic appeal of gemstones is what makes these colorful rocks a favorite focal piece on modern earrings.
Matching the Barbary Earrings to Your Face Shape
The John S. Brana Barbary Coast Earrings Collection has three basic shapes, each of which is ideal for complementing certain facial shapes. They are:
- Hoops - Our hoop earrings are traditional hoops embellished with colored gemstone beads along their outer edges. The hoops have a lever closure, so they project forward from the ears. This style adds drama without added width, making the earrings perfect for round and square faces. They will also suit oblong, oval and rectangular face shapes because they do not add length to the profile.
- Tear Drops - The tear drop earrings are dangle designs that have beads around their outer edges just like the hoops. Because they are heavier on the bottom, they are perfect for heart-shaped and triangular faces, as they will balance the look of a wider forehead. Shorter styles can be used to soften the contours of a rectangular face, while the larger, longer styles are a beautiful choice for square-shaped faces.
- Scrolls - The scroll earrings come in tight and looser curls and have beads along their outer edges. The tightly curled scrolls are perfect for adding width to a narrow face, while the looser scrolls will lengthen a shorter facial shape.