Droopy err, drop earrings gone wrong. You’ve all heard the old stories of the shoemaker’s children running around barefoot.
As it turned out, this Santa Barbara Jewelry Designer was suffering from the same problem. My thin ear lobes made many drop earrings look like sad droopy, dangly earrings! So I had none that looked right.
I guess that’s why it took me ten years to get around to designing drop emerald earrings to match my emerald necklace.
Thin Earlobes Make Many Fine Dangly Earrings Look Droopy
The problem was my ear lobes. They’re on the thin side and short dangly earrings never seemed to hang right on them. I never sat down and fully confronted the problem until my client Dahlia laid her challenge on me.
Dahlia’s Droopy Diamonds
Dahlia had gorgeous Trillian cut diamond drop earrings from her husband that she never wore. They drooped sadly, pointing toward the pavement. She called me in to redesign them.
Designing and Problem Solving Go Hand in Hand
After designing the basic shape for her earrings, I carefully measured the thickness of her ear lobes. I was determined to make these earrings fit right. Armed with her measurements, I was able to design the perfect width (super thin,) of the dangly earring’s top curve.
When she tried them on for the first time a few weeks later, she was ecstatic. The earrings pointed forward, not down! The top narrow curve of the wire supported her thin ear lobes.
The Jewelry Doctor Takes Her Own Medicine
Well…if I could design something for her…why couldn’t I design something for myself? Like emerald drop earrings?
After measuring the thickness of my own ear lobes, I decided how far down the earrings should hang to look good on my little lobes. After much searching I picked out a beautiful pair of South American Emeralds.
I wanted these earrings to cling snugly to my ear lobes. I designed the perfect locking post closure, custom fit to my particular ears.
Just like Dahlia, a few weeks later, I was ecstatic and felt fantastic wearing my brand new emerald earrings with my matching necklace!
What’s the Takeaway Message Here?
Do you have droopy dangly earrings, that sneak forward or just don’t hang right?
Do you own ill-fitting dangly or drop earrings that tilt instead of pertly point forward? Don’t despair! Something can be done about it.
Call your favorite Jeweler!
Wear it, Don’t Warehouse it!