I'll never forget shopping for my engagement ring (who could?) I went with one of my best friends, and we found the ring right away. But the store was full of beautiful things, so we kept on looking, even after the main goal was accomplished.
My friend gravitated to a grape-like arrangement of cognac diamonds in different colors. They were the most beautiful chandelier earrings I have ever seen, and with a price tag of $7500, you better believe that the store managers knew it.
My friend declined – she thought the price was outrageous, and she was right. Still, I love a graceful drop earring, especially a loosely formed, grape-like style. So fun for a party, and also great for day wear, to liven up a pair of jeans.
JCrew makes a Tierdrop Earring from glass beads that is absolutely gorgeous. The color is unfortunately "hthr petrol" (could they mean Heather Petrol?). Still, naming the color of the glass beads after gasoline won't stop me from acquiring these. At $55.00, they're a steal!
Photo above is from JCrew.com.