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Must-Have Earrings Every Woman Should Own

Monday January 23, 2023
Stephen Sutton

Earrings have been around for hundreds of years, so different styles have of course gone in and out of fashion over time, but there’s a few stalwarts that should be a part of every woman’s collection.

In recent years, the trend for having multiple piercings in each ear has also given women the opportunity to showcase multiple earrings at once, mixing and matching different types to complement any outfit or occasion. If you’re finding yourself on a lot of video conferencing calls, and you want to make an impact, you can’t ‘dress to impress’ like you used to, but a pair of dazzling and stylish earrings will always be seen and can be an excellent talking point to break the ice with a new group or to give you the edge for that promotion you’ve been waiting for.

Stud Earrings

Stud Earrings

From just £115

Stud earrings

Studs are a classic design and most women’s first ear piercing will be with studs. They’re subtle and easy to manage, and won’t get caught in long hair, which always makes them a practical choice, no matter what activity you have planned. Studs are a fantastic choice for daily wear, and can be found in a variety of styles. Opt for a plain gold or silver for a gentler look during the day, or switch to a single pearl or coloured gemstone for the evening. To really add an extra bit of pizazz to your look, try a floral cluster style with multiple jewels, or a pair shaped like hearts, dragonflies, or traditional Celtic knots.

Drop Earrings

Drop Earrings

From just £520

Drop earrings

Nothing adds a touch of elegance to your outfit like drop earrings. Shorter styles offer a practicality similar to studs, whilst longer styles appear to elongate your neck and slim your face. The drop earring is ever-popular on red carpets, and at charity galas and other glamorous functions. It’s a style that is rarely out of fashion, and can be found in both classic vintage and contemporary designs.

Choose pear-cut coloured gemstones, pearls, or diamond clusters for a traditional look, or sleek and slim linear drops or stilettos for a more modern feel. Whilst drop earrings are a favourite choice to complement evening wear, they can also lift any outfit to give it an air of effortless chic.

It’s also worth thinking about the fitting of the drop earring; some women prefer a post with a butterfly similar to a stud fitting, while others may prefer a wire fitting to give balance at the back of the ear to the drop at the front.

Hoop Earrings

Hoop Earrings

From just £165

Large hoop earrings

Large hoops are a style that frequently finds itself on-trend, and has recently been popularised by celebrities as an alternative to the drop earring at stylish evening events. Hoops come in a variety of sizes, so it’s worth trying a few different ones to find the size that suits you. Some women find they’re able to carry off extra large hoops, whilst others prefer to keep them a bit smaller. Whatever you decide, you’ll be sure to find a pair that sets the tone you’re looking for.

Large hoops also come in a variety of designs; a simple slim gold hoop can offer a sophisticated look, whilst fancier twist designs or jewelled hoops are more unique. Some hoops even come with small pendants, or you may choose to customise your hoops by adding your own pendant for a quirky asymmetric vibe.

Small hoop earrings

Small hoops, often referred to as ‘huggies’, are so called because they ‘hug’ your earlobe tightly unlike a larger hoop. These are also often popular for helix piercings as they fit snugly around the top of the ear, and are sometimes called ear cuffs.

Small hoops can offer some of the same practicality as studs, as they won’t get tangled up in hair, or pulled on by small children. They also look great in a second piercing hole to mix and match with other styles.

Again, small hoops can be as simple as a thin metal hoop, or embellished with twists or clusters of gems for a bit of extra sparkle.

Diamond Dragonfly Earrings Opal & Diamond Drop Earrings Emerald & Diamond Drop Earrings Diamond Hoop Earrings
Diamond Dragonfly Earrings Opal & Diamond Drop Earrings Emerald & Diamond Drop Earrings Diamond Hoop Earrings
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Statement pieces

Whatever style you choose, a bold statement piece can really give you style points amongst your peers. If you usually wear smaller, more subtle pieces, it’s worth going outside your comfort zone and trying a larger option. You may be surprised how many compliments you receive by wearing a bold and eye-catching pair of earrings, and you can’t beat that fantastic little confidence boost. If you’re feeling tired or run-down, adding a pair of chunky earrings can lift your mood every time you look in the mirror, and draws the eye away from any dark circles or crows’ feet you may otherwise be feeling self-conscious about.

If you’re the sort of person who regularly fiddles with or loses their earrings, larger styles could be just what you need. They’re less likely to fall out and much easier to find if you do drop them!

Matching sets

All women should own at least one matching jewellery set, whether it’s earrings and a necklace, or includes a bracelet or brooch as well, a matching set exudes status and prestige, and means you’ll never have to mix and match different items to try to find pieces that complement one another. Choose clear or pale gems such as diamonds, pearls, opals, or topaz for a set that will go with everything.

If you’re ready to find some high quality, fashionable, and classic earrings that will last a lifetime, don’t hesitate to get in touch or come and see our friendly team in store.

Stephen SuttonHead of Sales