Statement earrings are all the rage this year. From the chunky and bulky to the sleek and sneaky, statement earrings have graced every magazine cover, every runway, and every stylish street around the globe. And whilst hoops have a timeless charm about them and abstract geometric earrings have a crafty cool about them, the party really lies in tassel earrings.

Swishing and swashing an explosion of colour and texture, tassel earrings have a fun-loving unusualness about them that most other high jewellery pieces can’t quite pull off. They’re not as noisy as chandelier earrings, they’re much lighter to wear than ball drop earrings, and they require no accompanying accessory to complete the look. Commonly designed with bead or fabric threads, there’s almost something tribal about them, making them perfect staples for beach vacations or a tropical night out on the town.

Whilst many different varieties are available from the High Street, we’ve put together a list of five designer tassel earrings, each bringing a different interpretation of the accessory to the style table. Whether you prefer silk, silver, gold, or pearls, consider these your next stylish excuse to shake your tassels.

Featured image credit: Oscar de la Renta; Hero image credit: Versace

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Oscar de la Renta Emerald Long Tassel Earrings

Oscar de la Renta’s cult-favourite tassel earrings have long graced the red carpets and cocktail hours of many a celebrity and fashionista. Reimagined this season in a luxurious new emerald shade, these beaded multi-strand long tassel earrings (THB 13,849) are sweeping its wearer away with its ocean green blue hues in the most beautiful of ways. Bringing a fresh pop of colour to any look, wear them with your hair swept-up and watch them steal the scene no matter where you go.

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Versace Medusa Tassel Drop Earrings

Milan-based fashion powerhouse Versace loves a dramatic earring, and these Versace Medusa Tassel Drop Earrings (approx. THB 9,000) prove no exception to the rule. The accessories feature the signature Versace gold tone Medusa stud and Greek Key engraving, along with a thin black silk tassel for a fringed look. To achieve true Versace chic, wear them with slicked-back hair and a centre parting, and always arrive at the party in style.

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Saint Laurent Mini Tassel Earrings

Saint Laurent’s tassel has been having a bit of a moment in recent years, with its line of Kate bags quickly becoming a favourite amongst stylish celebs and extravagant club-goers alike. These gold brass mini tassel earrings (approx. THB 19,300) feature a similar interlocking monogram YSL charm and chain drop tassel, for an accessory that will always secure elegant style points to any outfit. Sleek and subtle, this is the golden must-have accessory in any jewellery box.

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Piaget Rose Earrings

Radiating a Gatsby-esque flair, these Piaget Rose Earrings (THB 1,590,000) make for a feminine choice of evening accessory. The 18K rose gold earrings are set with 379 brilliant-cut diamonds, 2 white Akoya pearls, and a tassel of 208 dangling freshwater pearls. Glamorous and feminine, the combination of the floral motif and the delicate shimmer of pearls is sure to provide precious company at anything from a romantic date to a grand gala dinner.

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Tiffany & Co. Mesh Tassel Earrings

A tassel in its more understated form, these sterling silver Tiffany & Co. Mesh Tassel Earrings (approx. THB 12,500) feature a soft diamond-shaped mesh drop, strung together by a freshwater pearl at the base of the hook. Designed by the talented Elsa Peretti, the flexible design allows for the mesh tassel to drape over the shoulder with elegant ease for a striking visual tease. A pair of earrings that’s easy to wear and effortlessly suited to any event.

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Lisa Gries
Managing Editor, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.