For quite some time now, the dainty stud has dominated earlobes. The fash pack, it seems, favours the oversized statement necklace (and plenty of arm candy) over flashy earrings. But fashion works in a cycle, and when our desires for high-impact ear wear washes out, it is sure to come right back in again.

There’s just something that feels oh-so-right about reintroducing “the statement earring” into our wardrobe this season. But the challenge, when dealing with chandelier-esque style, is to make it look fresh and cool: meaning, we don’t recommend reaching for just any old pair you’ve still got lying around.

The girls behind Toronto-based jewellery label Blackbird agree, and have filled their latest collection with covetable earrings to boot. Most notably, we can’t take our eyes off these dagger earrings, a Navajo-inspired pair that combines black plexiglass with natural porcupine quills.

To quote the girls, they’re a “weapon of choice.”

$140. Available at Blackbird’s online store 

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