Earrings by Melissa Kaye Jewelry

Melissa Kaye is a New York-based jeweler who works with 18K gold, diamonds, and precious stones. I was very pleased to meet her at the Couture show in Las Vegas, and I was immediately taken with her earrings. Now this is certainly not to say that her necklaces, bracelets and rings aren’t fantastic (which they are!), but for this article I want to focus on the earrings. Here’s a shot of a woman wearing three of her designs in a perfectly harmonious combination.

melissa kaye earrings
Don’t you just adore the shape of the hoop, with its elongated, pointed shape? It’s her Cristina earring, and it comes in three sizes. Her Catherine earring is another take on the hoop, and I’m always looking for chic variations on this classic.

melissa kaye catherine earring
Melissa has a background in finance, but she’s had a life-long interest in jewelry.(#preachingtothechoir) She attended FIT, and now has been in business over two years. She describes her line as, “modern edge to classic shapes.” I think that’s a perfect description.

She has a variety of long, dangling earrings with great movement. Here’s a few I saw at the show.

melissa kaye diamond and gold earrings
On her Instagram feed, I was drawn to this combination of her Chloe stud and Chloe May earring. So pretty, right?!

melissa kaye chloe stud and chloe may dangle earring
Speaking of studs, this line has it going on! Here’s 9 different styles I was drooling over at the show. I seriously could not choose my favorite one…perhaps the one on the lower left? As Melissa told me, “It’s a lot of detail in not a lot of space.” So true — it’s like a whole little universe in each earring.

melissa kaye stud earrings
She also has an array of ear climbers which are perfect to mix and match with all her designs.

melissa kaye studs and ear climbers
Here’s a couple sapphire pieces worn together.

melissa kaye sapphire earrings
As I was browsing through her web shop, I had to investigate these two more closely: the Lorraine and the Tori.

melissa kaye lorraine earrings
melissa kaye tori ear jacket
This is just the tip of the Melissa Kaye iceberg, my friends! If you want to see more, then check out her website, or see her work in person at these retailers.

Thanks, Melissa, for introducing me to your line — it was an absolute pleasure!

melissa kaye and amy roseveare
I also want to thank all of you, my lovely readers, for your dedication to my blog. I am going to take the next couple weeks off to enjoy the holidays, but you can still get daily doses of bling on my Facebook page and Instagram feed. I wish you and your families a joyous holiday and I’ll see you in 2017!