Every Monday at the Cut, we’re highlighting one great purchase that won’t take up your whole paycheck. If you’re looking for something to splurge on instead, check back every Friday for an item that’s absolutely worth eating ramen noodles for the rest of eternity.
Remember when your mother told you never to mix gold and silver jewelry? With designers redefining the rules of accessorizing, that rule is becoming a thing of the past. Enter the Julia earrings from Justine Clenquet. These utilitarian-yet-quirky hoops, which are handmade in France, play with mixed metals in the form of 24-karat gold and palladium. An adjustable Cuban chain adds some unexpected interest, meaning you can wear them with even the simplest white tee without feeling dull.