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Gold Edge Post Earrings with Omega Clip

Light and breezy, these hoop earrings will quickly become your favorite escape from the ordinary. Bold enough to stand alone, they also pair well with other designs from the Metal Elements collections.

  • Post earrings with omega backs, finely crafted in 18k vermeil over sterling.
  • Earrings measure approximately 1.375” (35mm) in diameter.
  • Omega clip backs for a secure fit.
    These earrings are crafted in 18k vermeil over sterling silver. Vermeil is more hypoallergenic and has a thicker layer of gold than “gold plating,” which is why we use it for our fine jewelry. Also known as “gilded silver,” vermeil jewelry won’t tarnish.
    The Edge collection of rings, earrings and bracelets was inspired by Wabi sabi, an ancient aesthetic philosophy rooted in Zen Buddhism. One definition of wabi-sabi is the view or thought of finding beauty in every aspect of imperfection in nature.
    On holiday in the Maldives, my hotel room had an interesting room divider made from woven twigs and branches. It was asymmetrical yet perfectly balanced with a structure that was both strong structure and free flowing. This is what I believe I achieved with the Edge earrings and rings; embracing the philosophy of “beauty in imperfection” with purposeful alterations in symmetry and metal texture while achieving perfect balance.

Stunning earrings deserve the perfect, secure earring back. These have "omega" backs made by Italian craftsmen. Omega backs take their name from their uncanny resemblance to the Greek letter omega – Ω, and are an evolution of the popular earclips of the 1940s and 50s. The ends of the looped finding attach to the earring via a hinge. When closed over the post the rounded end of the omega back holds to the ear via pressure without having to fuss with an earnut or clutch back.

Also available in 14k gold, sterling silver with white rhodium plating for anti-tarnish, and black and gold.