The ultimate in no-fuss, everyday jewellery is the earring. With their versatility, you can make any outfit look put together, whether it's a bold statement or simple studs. From more modern earring styles like ear cuffs and threaders to classic earrings like solitaire studs and gold hoops, we've got you covered with the basics on all the different types of earrings.
Stud earrings are small, lightweight and sit comfortably on top of the earlobe without falling down, looping backward, or climbing up the ear. They typically feature a simple design and can be worn with any outfit. Solitaire studs are one of the most popular types of earrings and are a jewellery box staple.
If you want an earring with a little more length than your standard stud, but don’t want to go too crazy and get something dangling down into your cheek, a drop earring might be the perfect choice. Drop earrings hang down below the earlobe and are typically stationary or almost like an extended stud.
Cluster earrings are a form of stud earring, comprised of several stones grouped together. The cluster can sit on top of the earlobe or can have a slight drop.
Like drop earrings, dangle earrings hang down from the earlobe. However, dangle earrings typically feature a more intricate design and have more movement to them than a standard drop earring.
Hoop earrings are simply shaped like hoops and loop from the front of the earlobe to the back. Smaller hoops are more understated while large hoop earrings provide a more glamorous effect. Diamond-encrusted hoops can be a fun and glitzy accessory for everyday wear.
Huggie earrings hug the earlobe, wrapping snuggly around it. These mini hoops are ideal for those who like the look of a hoop earring but don't want to risk getting their ears caught on something. These earrings are perfect for babies, young children or even students for daily wear.
The threader earring is an edgy, minimalist style that makes a statement. Featuring a thin piece of metal that threads through the piercing and hangs on both sides of the earlobe, these look great when worn solo or stacked with other styles.
Earrings come in many shapes and sizes. Some people like to collect them, while others have a few basic pairs that they wear regularly. It's always nice to try something new, so we recommend looking through your jewellery collection and seeing if there are any pieces that you could use more often or wear with different outfits. That way you'll have a lot more versatility with your wardrobe and lots of inspiration when getting dressed!