AmaraGold Vintage Lace Earrings

Posted on November 28, 2011

It seems like we’re always talking about bags and shoes around here. Let’s shift our accessories focus, shall we? These caught our eye today and we thought they were pretty and a little different; earrings inspired by vintage lace, from AmaraGold, the eco-friendly jewelry company.

14K Gold Clockwork Drop Earrings $450


14K Gold English Lace Drop Earrings $300


14K Gold Battenberg Lace Drop Earrings $325


14K Gold Cottage Lace Drop Earrings $450


14K Gold Round Eccentric Hoops Drop Earrings $265


14K Gold Venetian Lace Drop Earrings $650

 

We think what we like most about them is that they’re still recognizably lace, but have an iconic simplicity to them that translates well to jewelry.

Pretty, no? We’re asking.

 

AmaraGold’s Vintage Lace-Inspired Earrings: YEA or NAY?

 

[Photo Credit: amaragold.com]

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Filigree-type jewelry is not my thing, but these are very pretty for those who are into it.

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      Yea! I wish I could afford them!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Worry not.  This is the sort of thing that can get knocked off very successfully at lower pricing.

        • Anonymous

          Ahem, Forever 21.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            heh LOW!
            You got it in one.

        • Anonymous

          True, but they will use materials that make some of us break out in hives. Sadness.

          I wonder if this place ever has sales?

    • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

      YEA! Also – I want them all.

      • Anonymous

        Yep, me too. Of course they’re going to be cheaper versions of them at H&M but you can see the difference. These are more delicate and they’re gold of course.

    • Joyce VG

      YEA! Love them all.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      They are very pretty.  But… I know for a fact that one of the direct sale jewelry companies (you know, the ones with the parties and things for suburban moms…)has had a pair almost exactly like the first ones for quite awhile now.  And they’re way cheaper.

      • Anonymous

        LOL. I have a silver cuff with circles set in it from Stella & Dot. You’re so right.

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          I almost bought a nearly identical pair last summer — same shape, same size, same circle pattern.  The only difference was that my pair had some circles filled in with white enamel.  They were really pretty… and I may still buy them, particularly since they’ve become so fashionable:)

    • http://twitter.com/alyshaharbour Alysha Harbour

      GORGEOUS. Going on my Christmas list.

    • Anonymous

      Love!

    • http://twitter.com/iraki86 Ira Ioannidou

      So beautiful! YEA! YEA a thousand times YEA!

    • Anonymous

      They’re lovely but really, nothing you can’t get a $40 knockoff of.

      • MilaXX

        I wouldn’t want the knockoff because they wouldn’t be real gold. I wear costume stuff a lot, but a gal needs a real pair on occasion.

    • Nora Mulllin

      WANT! In my jewelry box immediately.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shawna.ready shawna ready

      I don’t care for gold, so I wouldn’t wear them, but I do think the designs are pretty.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        Yeah, I wish they’d do some in silver, white gold or platinum.  Then they’d match my ring better.  (I know, one’s jewelry doesn’t have to match a wedding ring, but it bothers me:)

    • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

      I think they’re gorgeous.

    • Sarah Thomas

      Wow, I have the bottom pair! Oh wait, never mind. I just looked at the pricetag. I have a $25 pair that literally looks exactly the same. I got them on Modcloth four years ago.

      • Pam Winters

        Going straight to Modcloth now. Ta very much.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      Not something I’d wear, but I think they’d be pretty on the right person. Yea.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      YEA! Very pretty

    • Anonymous

      Yea!  Off to look for affordable knock-offs!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566983224 Erin Leahy

      pretty.. but ive seen (and owned) several pairs with similar design.  (for much cheaper).  I like them, but it’s definitely not a new earring concept.

    • Anonymous

      YES! I’ll take one of each.

    • Anonymous

      A big, upper-case YEA! from me!  I love them–and I love that they’re made from recycled gold.  Also love the different lace patterns and how pretty each one looks when it’s just a smidge of a big swath of lace fabric.  My favorites are the Gold Clockwork earrings, but that might just be because they remind me of the movie “Hugo,” with which I am currently obsessed!  Cannot wait to see it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

      wish i had pierced ears for these!

    • Anonymous

      The cottage…I want!

    • Anonymous

      Christmas ornaments! I have to say, I think they’re quite pretty (I would wear something like this), but I also think this is clearly a case where the price tag isn’t justified and one could easily get knockoffs that would look just as nice. The accessory version of “pretty, but commercial.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

      I absolutely LOVE filigree and am currently wearing a gorgeous pair of filigree earrings. These are lovely, but nothing that looks new or exciting enough to be worth the price tag.

    • Anonymous

      pretty!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

      Yay!  These are beautiful, I just wish they were in my price range.  Maybe there will be a trickle down to the cheap stuff :-D

    • Anonymous

      Yes!!

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I want every single pair. I LOVE these!

    • Anonymous

      def YAY, although the price point is far outta my range. but really elegant and flexible throughout a lot of seasonal and trend chamges.

    • Anonymous

      As others have said, you can find knockoffs that are much cheaper and look the same.  I’d like to see the designs in something a bit more fancy than gold.  But the designs are pretty.

    • Anonymous

      Yea. I love these. I like the ones with the circles (Clockwork Drop and Round Eccentric) the best. The cottage lace drop is pretty fabulous, too.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KEYJDIENR5MRK2NXJYKNOLWDFE Alexandria

      These are pretty but I feel like I have like 5 pairs of them already. Really nothing very new, except these are probably much much costlier. 

    • Anonymous

      Yea, pretty! I will wait for a decent-looking costume jewelry adaptation. Or maybe make some of my own and save myself a few hundred dollars. 

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Yay.  

      I’ve not worn big dangly earrings for a long time (they’re not recommended around small – grabby – children!) but I particularly like the Round Eccentric Hoops and the Clockwork Drop.I don’t wear gold at all though, which is probably a good thing because I couldn’t afford these anyway.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t recommend them around drunk – grabby – adults, either.

    • Anonymous

      Love these. I just saw the earrings on AmaraGold and the bottom earrings are huge – measures 2″. I don’t really buy knock offs anymore because the nickel in cheaper metals bothers my ears, they fade or break. So for me, the price is fine. Real gold is worth it.

    • Anonymous

      I was curious about the “eco-friendly” part so checked out their mission statement: http://www.amaragold.com/education/mission/ Admirable, but I’m not quite getting why these items are so expensive. On the other hand, they are definitely clean, well crafted, and elegantly designed. Wish I wore earrings.

      • Anonymous

        Because gold is still hovering at $1700 an ounce.  Considering, I actually didn’t think they were that pricey.

        • Anonymous

          Good point, but this is 14 K gold, so should be less. I suspect it is the workmanship and marketing along with the market itself that adds to the price.

    • Anonymous

      Yea!  My faves are #4 and #5.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sara-Jenkins/506864334 Sara Jenkins

      Quite pretty, but I’m not convinced that they’re worth the price. Wouldn’t you be able to find something similar for far less?

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      Yay. Very versatile.

    • Anonymous

      Meh. The first pair is interesting.

    • Anonymous

      A thumbs up even though they look a bit like small Christmas ornaments.

      And can they be ordered in tennis racquet size for Anya?

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      Pretty. Expensive.

    • R. L.

      Yea for sure.  I love them.

    • Anonymous

      I want them in silver or another grey metallic!

    • Erin Courtney

      Yes, I love them. They are classic, versatile and unique at the same time. 

    • Anonymous

      want! but in silver

    • Anonymous

      It’s interesting. These don’t make me think of lace so much as they make me think of stained glass windows and old-fashioned wrought iron. Which is okay, because I like those things better.

    • Anonymous

      I like these.  Can we make them in silver? And in prices normal people can afford? That would be lovely…

    • Kate Pearce

      yes please!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

      Yea.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7DDBWDEQZA3OUS4S6MEMDEKWQ4 chhivt

      Very pretty!  Any girl I see wearing these will get a “WERQ IT!”

    • Natasha Fairweather

      SO PRETTY. Definite Yea for me.

    • Anonymous

      Yea! Especially the first round pair you show.

    • Anonymous

      With the current melt price of gold, I’m amazed they can offer them at that price point.  I’m glad they are salvaging and recycling gold, though, since I’ve discovered the carbon footprint of my wedding ring.

    • Anonymous

      Love them, YEA!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Yea.  These are beautiful!

    • Anonymous

      YEA

    • Anonymous

      I WANT the first one, with the circles. SERIOUSLY. 

    • http://angelcitysoundtrack.tumblr.com TK

      Very pretty, but I own a pair just like them that I bought for $10 a few years ago. Not a new idea.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah. If I could afford it, I would totally buy these pieces.

    • paula.pertile

      They remind me of those entryway grillwork ‘walls’ that every new house had in 1963.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

      These remind me of the laser cut bamboo earrings I have, which I adore. However in metal/gold, they look more like departments store jewelry –nice, but nothing I’d write home about.

    • Anonymous

      I want the Battenberg.  Did you get that Santa?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      YEA. Super pretty but out of my price range.

    • Anonymous

      yea, very pretty AND they look like they won’t weigh down your ears.

    • Anonymous

      Frumpy. 

    • Anonymous

      Pretty.. however I do like the websites necklaces better.   And I will echo others by saying that you can find cheaper versions out there.

    • Terence Ng

      I would call them gold lattices and I love them. <3

    • Anonymous

      YAY.  I love filigree.  But these are way too expensive…hopefully they’ll be popular enough that knock-offs will abound!

    • Now I am The Bee

      Yea!  However–they’re a bit spendy for me, so I won’t be sporting them any time soon…which is a shame. I like them a lot. 
      P.S. Very happy that gold is coming back into fashion. Have had it up to here with silver.

    • Laura Hartman

      No thank you.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

      i thought they look super boring

    • Anonymous

      Yea!

    • Anonymous

      Would not impress anyone familiar with 19th century jewelry.

    • Anonymous

      they are lovely in a simple kind of way, but if they were made less expensively, they’d just look cheap.  the price is in the weight of the gold, i’m sure.  i’d be more excited if they had some color- a smattering of emeralds…or rubies…or both, for the holidays.

      on a totally unrelated matter, in the midst of the holiday boutique season the electronic board on my pfaff sewing machine has just died.  i think i’m going to cry.

      • Anonymous

        Dispiriting news about your sewing machine. I can imagine the frustration.

    • Anonymous

      I like them. I could see wearing them even with just jeans and a t-shirt, if I wear richer or they were cheaper or both.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      They are beautiful, but I am definitely not in the $450 earring demographic. 

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

      Beautiful.  Too bad I don’t have several thousand dollars lying around.  And that I can’t wear earrings anyway, le sigh.

    • Anonymous

      Big YEA! I’m allergic to everything but 14k or higher gold, and even some 14k makes my ears do awful things. Unfortunately, I do not have unlimited funds at my disposal (which is the reason why I am a Bitter, Bitter very Bitter Kitten). Any other Kittens know of less expensive designers that make pretty earrings and don’t put nickel in their 14k?

    • http://twitter.com/BeantownMrs Praggya R. Barretto

      Beautiful, but not going into my jewelry box. I can’t imagine paying this kind of money for 14K! 58.33% pure gold for that much money?

    • Anonymous

      Very pretty. The price? Not so much. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

      eh… they aren’t my favorite… Kind of boring and cheapish looking, which is not in line with the price tags.

    • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

      Yea! I like them, they’re pretty. Do they come in white gold too? Or silver? I’m not one for yellow gold.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Charlotte-Siewierkiewicz/503556621 Jessica Charlotte Siewierkiewi

      I say yea!

    • http://twitter.com/JoStrickland Charlotte Fabricius

      YEA! YEEEEAAAAA! Majorly covetable. I don’t really wear gold jewelry, which is probably good, cos I feel the same way about these as I do about the mulberry Bayswater bag in black leather: make it with silver hardware, and I’ll empty my back account right then and there!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Gilbert/875055316 Claudia Gilbert

      Very pretty.  The Cottage Lace, especially.

    • Anonymous

      Yea!

    • Anonymous

      I like more than I am ambivalent to, so I say Yea.

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      Pretty – Yes!

    • Anonymous

      Yea! But how about in Silver for folks who don’t wear gold?

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for saying that…now I don’t have to! Silver all the way!

    • http://profiles.google.com/laura.jane.ogorman Laura O’Gorman

      Stunning!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K7VOQSAYZ7H2OBX6LOJNNIBSSE Amanda

      Love the eccentric circles…now if I only had $300 to drop on a pair of earrings.

    • Cathy S

      I think they’re very pretty. So delicate.

    • http://twitter.com/lindseyros Lindsey Rose Weisman

      Yea.  I love them.

    • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

      Very pretty. I love that they’re eco-friendly gold too. They are too expensive for me as well.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      As a dyed-in-the-wool earring ho, I lurve them.  Very pretty.

    • sweetlilvoice

      Nice, I’ll be looking for the knockoffs at Kohl’s.

    • Ruth Gottesman

      I agree with everyone else: very very pretty but not particularly unique. You can find similar pieces (albeit out of much cheaper materials) at a much lower price point.

    • http://profiles.google.com/fade131 Fade 131

      I’m usually more of a silver girl, but those are all lovely!

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely gorgeous! 

    • Anonymous

      Ooooh, very lovely. My sister and mother both make lace, and I wish I had the funds to get the appropriate earrings for each of them.

    • MilaXX

      YEA I’ll take one of each please!

    • Anonymous

      YEA!!! Right up my alley. I love all of them.

    • http://twitter.com/Bloodisea Barbora

      First one! :)))

    • Anonymous

      Yes and for once, something that is generally affordable.  Gold is expensive and that drives up the cost.  How about something in silver?

    • Pam Winters

      Yea! A million yeas! They remind me of the sorts of earrings I got when I first had pierced ears in the 1970s. Of course, those were $5 at McCrory’s and turned green after a while.