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Object of Desire: Gold-Plated Asymmetrical Drop Earrings

Designer Grainne Morton uses found objects and semiprecious stones to craft these dangly earrings for her Scottish jewelry line.


Photo by Bruce Peterson

No face is perfectly symmetrical—why should your earrings be? Handmade with a selection of vintage stones, antique objects, and semiprecious gems found on designer Grainne Morton’s travels, these mismatched sparklers share the same silhouette but tell two very different—yet equally beautiful—stories. “They’re definitely a statement…but not too precious that you can’t wear them every day,” says Tina Burgos, who recently started carrying the Scotland-made jewelry line at her Needham boutique, Covet + Lou. So go ahead, embrace asymmetry: It looks good on you.

Grainne Morton “Pyramid” 18-karat-gold-plated drop earrings with gems and found objects, $1,040, Covet + Lou.