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Chandelier Earrings

Diamond studs are out and dangly earrings are in, Sophfronia Scott reports in the July 3 issue of People. Melanie Griffith, Catherine Deneuve and Nicole Kidman are just a few of the celebrities caught wearing chandelier earrings. Even Vogue is in on the dangly earring trend. Its July cover features Cate Blanchett wearing diamond chandelier earrings by Fred Leighton.

Jewelry designer Janis Savitt says the ornate ear bobs are feminine and fluid--perfect for making any outfit special. However, Scott suggests restraint is necessary when adding large, dangly earrings to an outfit. They should be worn with a simple outfit to dress it up. Actress Marley Shelton agrees. She wore dangly Swarovski crystal earrings to a Cannes Film Festival party to add a little glamour to her simple tank top and skirt.

- by Julia M. Duncan