Hoops - plain, simple & special
Posted by CHARLOTTE SCOTT
Hoops are just perfect if you're someone who doesn't particulary like a dangle earring that swishes about too much & catches in your hair ! We have a fabulous collection of hoops perfect for anything; t-shirts, low necklines, they're so versatile & spot on.
The Oval Hoops, made of sterling silver & plated with gold vermeil are at an affordable €62, they're a really cool design with no fuss. I love wearing these with a t shirt.
Next up, with a tad more detail on the ear piece & a new design, are the Dragonfly Hoops. A really clever design with Madeleine's classic signature dragonfly wrapped around the hoop. Just enough detail to catch the eye. Again made of sterling silver with gold vermeil at €82. Showing off the best of contemporary Irish jewellery.
Our model is wearing the elegant Lunar Hoops in sterling silver with Blue Topaz, they also come in Moonstone, Amethyst & Labradorite, all at €80. The silver has an etched finish to give them an unusual twist. Great if you're off to a wedding soon or just feel like getting dressed up.
Hot from the workshop & looking really pretty but with a cool edge are the Swallow Closed Hoop Earrings, made of sterling silver with gold vermeil swallows. These are a new addition to Madeleine's Wildlife Collection at €130. They're a special & unusual design, & in the trend of mixing gold with silver which is incredibly striking. When Madeleine first started out designing handmade jewellery, she was inspired to mix brass with sterling silver, which became so popular she started to use gold vermeil because of it's sparkle & lasting shine. Ahead of her time in contemporary jewellery Ireland !
And lastly how about these simple & elegant Dew Drop Hoops made of sterling silver in Labradorite at €78. They're so light you won't even know you're wearing them. They need no fiddly fastening, just slip them through your lobe. Easy peasy ! These ones are in Labradorite, & you can also choose Amethyst & Blue Topaz if you want some sparkle.
These earrings & the complete Gallardo & Blaine Designs collection are all on display now at The Collective, 24 Drury Street Dubin D02 V658, which opened it's doors again today, with much relief & delight to all of us. If you're local, do come & call on us. The Collective Dubin is indeed a fabulous collection of the best & most inspired contemporary Irish Jewellery designers. Pay us a visit.