The Jewellery Trend I've Been Thinking About Since February

Forget about wearing your heart on your sleeve. It turns out that this season, it's all about wearing it on your ear, and unexpectedly, I'm very much into it. Though I'm usually highly reserved when it comes to my choice of bijou, jewellery is the trend I'm least likely to buy into. However, earlier this year, I was taken away for a fabulous nine hours in Paris where I fell in love, not with a French man who makes croissants but with a pair of earrings.

At the end of February, Mulberry invited me to come and see its autumn/winter 2018 collection in the City of Lights, and I said yes. (Or "OMG, are you serious?! Yes!" as my email history suggests.) Regardless, I found myself there, in the middle of Mulberry's showroom at 11 a.m. with a glass of wine in hand (It's France!), surrounded by some of the most beautiful clothing I've ever seen. All of a sudden, a fellow journalist squealed with delight and said, "Just look at those earrings!"


(Image credit: Mulberry)

There, sitting rather unassumingly on a pastel plinth, was a pair of heart-shaped, pearl-adorned earrings, which were soon to become the most-photographed piece on display. Like a puppy in the office, a gaggle of editors (myself included) cooed as they leaned in for a closer look. The earrings were nothing short of perfection.

However, like Cinderella, at the stroke of 17:15, we had to dash to catch our train back to London. I knew I had a six-month wait on my hands before I could be reunited with the heart-shaped earrings. So slowly, life went back to normal. Until Alessandra Rich's earrings came to my attention.


(Image credit: @lisaaiken)

I saw them first on Net-a-Porter's fashion director, Lisa Aiken. Featuring faux pearls and oversized, shoulder-grazing crystal hearts, they were too gorgeous to ignore. But was I really prepared to cheat on my Mulberry baubles? With still three months until they were available to purchase, I'll admit that I was tempted. Then, it wasn't long before Who What Wear UK's very own Joy Montgomery got in on the heart-shaped action.


(Image credit: Joy Montgomery/Who What Wear UK)

Now, I know you're on the edge of your set wondering how it all ends. Well, I'm pleased to reveal that Mulberry's baubles are finally available to buy (as are a plethora of other pretty heart earrings). Keep scrolling to see my edit of the best heart earrings for every budget. My only hope is that you're as happy together as we are…

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.