Figure skater Mirai Nagasu made history in Pyeongchang, South Korea, when she became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics. The insanely talented athlete certainly did her fair share of practice to flawlessly land the complex and risky trick (which requires three-and-a-half midair rotations, just FYI). But it looks like there was a secret weapon helping her power through the challenge when she glided onto the ice during the Olympics figure skating team event: her earrings.
Mirai accessorized her embellished red costume with a pair of gorgeous studs, which were put on display for all to see, thanks to her slicked-back updo. We got in touch with Sonia Hou, the LA-based jewelry designer who crafted Mirai's earrings, to hear more about how the studs played a role in helping the figure skater land that legendary triple axel.