Question; Why does Esmeralda only wear one earring?
An Esmeralda that wears one earring clearly indicates the Disney Esmeralda.
This question was answered in the commentary. According to commentary, Esmeralda wears one earring because Djali wears the other one in the set. This links them in together. It’s unclear if this reason was invented after Esmeralda and Djali were designed it probably was the case.