EARRING GUIDE

Earrings are a heartfelt gift that she’ll wear every day. Here’s everything you need to know about selecting and purchasing a pair of fine jewelry earrings.

CHOOSE A METAL

SILVER:Universally flattering with a clean, sleek look, silver earrings are perfect for everyday wear. Silver earrings can be found in a variety of styles, from classic studs to artful dangling designs. Pure silver is too soft and malleable to be used in jewelry, so it is strengthened with other metals to create a silver alloy known as sterling silver. At FLYNNI we use silver that has been alloyed with copper and zinc instead of nickel, because many people experience allergic reactions to nickel against their skin. One of our most popular pair of earrings is the Silver Leaf Earrings with Ethically Sourced Green Sapphires.

GOLD:You can’t go wrong with gold earrings, which are eternally elegant. Gold is resistant to rust and tarnish. Pure gold, or 24 karat, is too malleable for use in jewelry, so it is alloyed with other metals for strength, creating 18 karat gold (which is 75% pure gold) and 14 karat gold (about 60% pure gold). Warm yellow gold is the most classic choice, white gold has a lustrous silvery sheen, and rose gold has a vintage look that feels modern today. Our Gold Moon Stud Earrings are a chic pair she can wear every day. For a distinctive, contemporary style, consider the Yellow Gold Wave Earrings.

PLATINUM:Platinum is the rarest and strongest metal, and it maintains its color for a lifetime. It is also hypoallergenic and almost never causes skin reactions. The Platinum Round Diamond Stud Earrings and Platinum Sapphire Stud Earrings are both meaningful gifts any woman would treasure.

CHOOSE A GEMSTONE

DIAMONDS:Diamond earrings make a luxurious gift. Classic diamond studs are considered by many to be essential to any woman’s jewelry box, because of their day-to-night versatility and flattering sparkle. You can choose our Pre-Set Diamond Studs or create your own diamond earrings with the gemstone shape, size and setting of your choice. If the woman you’re shopping for already owns diamonds studs, or you want something a little more unexpected, consider a luxe style such as Diamond Halo Earrings, a design covered in many glittering diamonds, like the Pavé Wave Earrings or a pair of diamond hoops like the Whisper Hoop Earrings.

COLORED GEMSTONES:Gemstone earrings in her favorite color or her birthstone make a very thoughtful gift. You can’t go wrong with classic studs, whether brilliant blue sapphires or feminine pink sapphires, fiery citrines, purple amethysts, green peridots or deep red garnets. Looking for something a little different than classic studs? Consider colored gemstones encircled by a diamond halo, such as the Sapphire Halo Diamond Earrings or accented by a single glittering diamond, like the Peridot and Diamond Stud Earrings.

PEARLS:Feminine and romantic, pearl earrings are a classic and make a great addition to any woman’s earring wardrobe. Pearls come in a range of colors, from pure white to lustrous silver-greys and light copper hues. From the days of Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring to those of twentieth century style icons Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn to the present, pearl earrings like our Tahitian Pearl Studs are forever synonymous with style and sophistication.

NECKLACES

A necklace makes a great gift for any occasion, whether you choose a style she can slip on to dress up every day outfits, or one that adds extra sparkle for a special event. A necklace is always the perfect fit.

CHOOSE A METAL

SILVER:Silver necklaces are classic, pretty and perfect for everyday wear. Pure silver is too soft and malleable to be used in jewelry, so it is strengthened with other metals to create a silver alloy known as sterling silver. Unlike many jewelers, FLYNNI does not use silver that has been alloyed with nickel, because many people experience allergic reactions to it. Instead our silver is allowed with copper and zinc, which are non-allergenic. You can add a little extra sparkle to a silver necklace with a precious gem accent. Our Silver Leaf Pendant with Ethically Sourced Green Sapphire and Silver Heart Pendant with Conflict Free Diamond are two of our most sought after silver necklaces.

GOLD:Gold necklaces cast a beautiful warm light and are classic and flattering, and gold is resistant to rust and tarnish so she can wear the necklace all the time if she chooses. Pure gold, or 24 karat, is too malleable for use in jewelry, so it is alloyed with other metals for strength, creating 18 karat gold (which is 75% pure gold) and 14 karat gold (about 60% pure gold). Warm yellow gold is the most classic choice, white gold has a light silvery sheen, and rose gold has a vintage look that feels modern today. The most romantic choice is the Infinity Pendant in yellow or white gold, and the White Gold Fairmined Bar Pendant would be perfect for a woman with chic contemporary style.

PLATINUM:Platinum is the rarest and strongest metal, and retains its color for a lifetime. The most hypoallergenic of metals, platinum almost never causes skin reactions. Our platinum and gemstone necklaces make timelessly beautiful gifts she’s sure to cherish.

CHOOSE A GEMSTONE

DIAMONDS:A necklace is a wonderful way to display diamonds—whether a dazzling solitaire or a design with many glittering gems. A diamond necklace has the power to instantly transform any outfit into something glamorous. You can create your own diamond necklace, with a specific gemstone, setting and metal of your choice, or choose from our collection of pre-set diamond pendants. For a more luxe look, consider a Diamond Halo necklace or the more contemporary Pavé Wave pendant.

COLORED GEMSTONES:A necklace featuring a colored gemstone in her favorite color or birthstone will always make a perfect gift. Consider a necklace featuring a single dazzling sapphire, garnet, amethyst or peridot. If you want to go a little more luxurious, consider a gemstone encircled by a halo of diamond accents, like the Emerald Halo Diamond Pendant or the Sapphire Halo Diamond Pendant.

PEARLS:A lustrous pearl necklace makes a timeless and romantic gift she’ll always cherish. With their subtle iridescence, pearl necklaces coordinate well with any outfit and flatter every skin tone. Our Tahitian Pearl Pendant is a timelessly chic style, and the Sea of Cortez Pearl Pendant has a shimmering diamond accent on the bail.