Button earrings look new again


NEW YORK Last year the earring of the evening was a dingle dangle. If it was so long that the bottom brushed the shoulder, all the better. But now earrings are going in another direction.

This winter what looks newest are big-scale buttons that clamp on the earlobe close to the cheek, instead of dangling below the chin. Made of all sorts of sparkly materials, they can look frankly fake or enviably like the real thing.

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