… dichroic glass studs.
I bought my first pair of these over the summer. I’d only just lopped my hair off and was fumbling about looking for new earring options. I glimpsed a pair at the Powderhorn Art Fair and was absolutely mesmerized by how they seemed to glow from within. Snapped ’em up, and have bought several Etsy pairs since.
Apparently, dichroic glass contains multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides, and has a particular transmitted color and a completely different reflected color. Hence the glow. It’s really lovely stuff. Behold:
NaTuRaLLyMYsTiCaL – $18
Amazon – $12
admiralglass – $18
Amazon – $12
Halesia Designs Studio – $10
White Sands Glass – $9
I feel like these are my ideal studs. They’re small and subtle, but since they’ve got that gorgeous luminosity, they’re also interesting and fun. They’re cheaper than most semiprecious gems and due to their construction typically include two or more rich colors. I’m in love. Seriously.
Are you a dichroic glass fan? Ever seen it up close? Do you ever wear stud earrings? Think this style would suit you?
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