If you love emojis and gold, I’ve got good news for you. Some of my most popular emoji single stud earrings — including the middle finger — are now being made in gold-plated silver and, for the moment, they’re available exclusively at Nylon Magazine’s online shop. Nylon did this awesome gif with four of the earrings for its newsletter:
The emoji earrings are still available on my site in silver for $35 each and in 18K gold for $225 each. The gold-plated earrings, priced at $50 each, are great option for people who love the color gold but want to keep their purchases below $100. And the pieces, still have that touch of luxury that I like because the underlying metal is still silver instead of brass. You can’t go wrong with a precious metal!
I’m a longtime fan of Nylon because it takes chances and stays cutting-edge — for instance, it featured my swear rings in 2012.
That makes this collaboration a perfect fit. In addition to the middle finger emoji earring, #nylonshop is offering the gold-plated versions of the pill, okay sign, peace sign, punching fist, raised hand, sign of the horns, thumbs up and Vulcan salute emoji earrings. Also available: a gold-plated version of my “Screw U” earrings and the classic silver hashtag ring. I expect more styles to be available soon. You can follow Nylon on Twitter here and on Instagram here.
Emojis are truly the talk of the town lately. Yesterday’s New York Times Sunday Styles section had a story by Jessica Bennett under a headline declaring: “The Emoji Have Won the Battle of Words.” (Take this New York Times quiz to see how adept you are at translating entire emoji sentences.) And, Thursday, when I attended Katy Perry’s concert at Barclays Center, I was amused to see the smiling-poop and other emojis turned into giant balloons.
An earlier part of Katy’s show was Egyptian-themed — including dancing mummies and a life-size horse puppet in Pharaonic regalia.
That got me thinking about Egyptian hieroglyphic writing, which I was fascinated by as a kid. That’s when the light bulb over my head clicked on.
No wonder I like emojis so much! In one way, they’re completely modern and the opposite of my love of history, which influences my luxury jewelry line. In another way, they’re a continuation of my interest in history: I used to dream of being fluent in hieroglyphs … and now I am!
UPDATED NOV. 17, 2014, TO ADD: The collaboration with Nylon has concluded. All emoji jewelry can still be purchased from my site.