I wanted to work on the new way of wearing jewelry," says designer Charlotte Chesnais, who honed her sculptural approach while working under Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga. I view jewelry as an object and not a fashion piece. Her collection includes these orbit-like earrings formed by interlocking loops of vermeil (18-karat-rose-gold-plated sterling silver) and sterling silver. They "rise above the ear lobes as if opposing gravity," says Chesnais. I love that unusual abstraction, and I hope to continue to push things forward with my work. Vermeil, sterling silver. Made in France. Dimensions. Vermeil hoop diameter: 0.74 inch. Silver hoop diameter: 1 inch.