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Every now and again, a fashion item comes around that leaves us completely scratching our heads.

From those Topshop 'clear knee' jeans to Y Project's crotchless jeans, there have been plenty of odd fashion items doing the rounds. 

Now, the ASOS accessories department is getting in on the WTF action with their latest offering. 

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We give you exhibit A, a pair of glasses which double up as earrings. 

The online retail giant is keeping even the most sartorially sound fashionista guessing with their 'Round Geeky Glasses with Clear Lens & Hoop Earrings.' 

The accessory features a pair of clear lens glasses with a string attached. 

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At the end of the string sits a set of coiled hoop earrings, however, we're not sure exactly how they're meant to be worn. 

Even the gorgeous model looks slightly lost about what to do with these bad boys. 

It's all very confusing…

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Anyone have a spare €51 million lying around? Yeah, us neither. 

However, if you did happen to win the lotto recently, you could be in the market for a VERY snazzy pair of earrings. 

The world's most expensive pair of earrings recently sold for $57.4 million at a Sotheby's auction. 

The blue and pink pear-shaped diamonds, (they don't even match – Kate Moss would be proud), named Apollo and Artemis, after the Greek gods, were auctioned off at Sotheby's last night.

Although the gems were sold separately, the same buyer purchased both pieces – the blue rock for over $42 million and the pink for over $15 million.

According to Sotheby's, The 14.54-carat blue Apollo is said to be the "largest internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond ever to be offered at auction." The rock earned a rare grading of 11b, which accounts for only 1 percent of diamonds in the world.

Meanwhile, the more affordable (HA) 16-carat Artemis pink was classified as an 11a diamond, "the most chemically pure" of its kind.

The Apollo and Artemis diamonds

Following the sale of the two stunning earrings, David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewelry Division and chairman of Switzerland, said: “I am delighted that the stones will remain together as earrings.”

The buyer, who forked out a serious fortune for these glitzy stones, has decided to remain anonymous. 

While we can appreciate that these earrings are fabulous, there are definitely other ways we would go about spending  €51 million. 

We would literally have our own plane and island for that price – just saying. 

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So you know when you go buy yourself some new fab earrings and you're like "Thank God they come with that handy plastic back to hold them in place better"? Well turns out, if you've been leaving the plastic on, you have been doing it all wrong. 

Yes, we have all been living a lie, once you purchase earrings the plastic back has to be removed to create the regular tiny earring backs and we're a tad embarrassed that we never figured this out. 

Over the weekend, 19-year-old Chelsea Smith had an epiphany and realised those plastic backings were to be taken off. 

She shared her newfound knowledge with Twitter, resulting in a total meltdown by everyone who has ever made this mistake. 

"After nineteen years of living I have now realized that you are supposed to take the plastic part off" wrote Chelsea.

It turns out she wasn't the only one in shock following her discovery. Her tweet has been retweeted over 40,000 times by people who are equally as mind-blown by this fact and she even tweeted saying "If only I had a dollar for every retweet that tweet got."

However, following this discovery, others are claiming that the backs actually do have a purpose. Some people tweeted to say if you are wearing over-sized earrings, you need the plastic to hold them in place. In fact, the tweet has now started quite a debate online. 

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This summer, Newbridge Silverware will be showcasing a set of earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe at the premier of The Rose Tattoo in 1955, alongside Marlon Brando.

The earrings will be in the Museum of Style Icons, alongside a number of Marilyn’s other possessions, such as a pink Pucci dress, and the coat she wore in the 1957 movie, the Prince and the Showgirl.

The museum is free to visit and open seven days a week,so it’s the perfect girls’ day out!

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