We are REALLY feeling the big earring trend at Victoire (in case you haven't noticed the many, MANY statement earrings filling up our jewelry cases!) and are so excited about this past week's deliveries from Natalie Joy and Neal!
While both hail from south of the border, we find their unconventional designs fit in beautifully among our roster of Canadian makers and they even bring something a little different to the table. With shapes like the wavy Relax earrings (pictured above in right corner) or the circular hoops and arcs from Natalie Joy (also pictured above), they create a contemporary look that has both a minimalist and maximalist feel. They are eye-catching and large, with sometimes sculptural shapes, yet the exactness of each shape and the clean lines gives them a no-frills aesthetic.
Natalie Joy uses brass, sterling silver and oxidized brass to create darker contrast. Ranging from chandelier earrings like the Black Parallel Hoops (pictured on left) and the more simple and delicate Circular Ear Jacket (pictured right), her pieces have a timeless appeal and are true works of art. You can easily dress up a simple black dress or blouse and pant combo with a pair of her earrings or one of her statement necklaces.
Neal uses bronze and sterling silver exclusively in her jewelry. With solid shapes ranging from distinct posies to abstract shapes, her collections have a post-modern influence that feels very modern yet completely of its own league. They can be as subtly beautiful as a pair of bronze studs or be total conversation pieces!
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