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Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart famously said about the difference between art and pornography: “I know it when I see it.” Like art itself, old-art-lady style can be tough to pin down, but oversized, sculptural jewelry is a reliable constant, the best of it devoid of complicated settings, faceted stones, filigree details, and other silhouette-cluttering minutia.
Want to try your hand at old-art-lady style? There’s no need to replace your wardrobe with several versions of a black-and-white uniform or maximalist, power-clashing ensembles. Instead, try starting small and relatively inexpensive with a few pairs of chunky, funky earrings, then see where your own creativity and preferences take you.
Below and above, 25 perfect pairs for any budding (or actualized) art lady — some soft and abstract, some harsh and geometric, some impressionistic, and some, fittingly, none of the above.