Pearls, Plus: 10 Ultraunique Alternatives to the Classic Stud Earring

The perfect wedding is all about attention to detail, including gorgeous accessories to complement the dress. Here, we give you ten geometric and diamond-decked alternatives to the traditional pearl earring.

*This article appears in the Winter 2015 issue of New York Weddings.

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Delfina Delettrez

Triangle earrings with topaz, diamonds, and pearls at Opening Ceremony, 35 Howard St., nr. Crosby St.; 212-219-2688.

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Veronika Borchers for Pearl Collective

Sterling silver with freshwater pearls.

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Vita Fede

Swarovski crystal and Japanese Akoya pearls, at Edit, 1368 Lexington Ave. at 91st St.; 212-876-1368.

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Satomi Kawakita

Twin pearl studs at Catbird, 219 Bedford Ave. at N. 4th St., Williamsburg; 718-599-3457.

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Sophie Bille Brahe

Elipse Nuit with Tahitian pearl and Elipse Blanc with South Sea pearl, both at Dover Street Market, 160 Lexington Ave., nr. 30th St.; 646-837-7750.

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Melissa Joy Manning

Gold-caged Tahitian-pearls at 12 Wooster St., nr. Canal St.; 212-219-2194.

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Elsa Peretti

Tahitian Keshi pearls and diamonds at Tiffany & Co., 727 Fifth Ave. at 57th St.; 212-755-8000.

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Echoes earring with Swarovski pearls at 223 Jay St., nr. Chapel St., Downtown Brooklyn; 347-450-7050.

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Ana Khouri

Transformed Jane earring with yellow-gold and white pearls, at Dover Street Market.

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Plated base metal and acrylic.

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