Gold hoops are a classic for a reason, and there’s always a time for statement earrings, but sometimes you just need a pair of studs. Stud earrings are the unsung heroes of our accessory drawers and jewelry boxes. The perfect pair of everyday studs are something you can wear everyday and never get sick of, but still feel special and speak to your unique style.
Another thing we’ve noticed lately? More and more women, regardless of age, are getting extra piercings. That means the potential for stylish and cool earring combinations has gone through the roof. It also means that jewelry designers have started selling single earrings to accommodate that extra hole, and a growing trend towards mix-and-match pairings.
Some of us have sensitive ears, so we tried to stick to studs that wouldn’t infect our ears. But in the tradition of less is more, spending a little bit more on the right pair of earrings is preferable to shelling out a bunch for ones that will make your ears turn green. That’s a saying, right? Anyways, on to our favorites.
You know we love to personalize things here at In The Groove, so why would we miss out on a chance to do so with our jewelry? Stone and Strand’s alphabet earrings are sold as singles, so you can pick out whatever letters you want. Your first and last initials, your kids initials, your parents – your earlobes are a billboard and advertise whoever you want! They come in diamond pave too, if you feel like sparkling.
If that’s a little too literal for your liking, express your personality through playful pieces like this tiny balloon dog stud. Perfect for Jeff Koons and dog lovers alike. These little pretzel studs from Kate Spade are for any foodies out there. Feeling edgy? Blanca Monros Gomez’s gold bars curve underneath your lobe for an unexpected take on a classic.
Shop the rest of our favorite stud earrings below:
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