Long earrings that graze the top of the shoulder have been nicknamed shoulder dusters for decades, probably since the first pair burst on the scene in the art deco era. The jewelry slang was certainly used by the 1970s when long earrings were all the rage. But now with extremely long earrings like this one-of-a-kind pair with emeralds and fancy colored diamonds in an almost 9-inch long flower chain that dips well past the shoulder, I think it’s time for a new label. Daring drops, perhaps?
Marion Fasel, Contributing Editor, Fine Jewelry and Watches