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What are chandelier earrings? 

What are chandelier earrings?

Chandelier earrings, with their distinctive cascading design reminiscent of the opulent light fixtures that light up grand ballrooms and stately homes, are a popular piece of statement jewellery. Whether they’re being worn for a ball, a wedding, or just an evening out, here’s everything you need to know about chandelier earrings

What defines chandelier earrings? 

Chandelier earrings are characterised by their multi-level, ornate design that dangles elegantly from the earlobes, often extending to almost brush the shoulders. They are typically adorned with a combination of precious metals, gemstones or diamonds, and they look like miniature 2D chandeliers. They are usually reserved for special occasions, such as weddings. 

Why we love chandelier earrings 

The allure of chandelier earrings lies in their ability to elevate any ensemble from ordinary to extraordinary. They frame the face, drawing attention to the eyes and cheekbones, and can even emphasise your outfit. We suggest pairing chandelier earrings with an un-fussy top, or a strapless dress, to really draw the attention downwards and let the earrings do the talking. When paired with statement clothing or lots of colours, they may look ‘too much’. 

Choosing the right pair of chandelier earrings 

When choosing chandelier earrings, consider the occasion, your personal style, and your outfit – as well as what you’ll get most wear out of in future. For black-tie events, opt for earrings with diamonds or other precious stones set in gold or platinum for a touch of timeless elegance. If you prefer a bohemian or vintage look, select earrings with coloured gemstones, intricate metalwork, or detailed beading. The key is to find a pair that complements your outfit and enhances your features without overwhelming your look. 

Styling tips for chandelier earrings 

  • Elegant evenings: Pair diamond or crystal chandelier earrings with an evening gown for a classic, elegant look. Keep other jewellery minimal to let the earrings shine. 
  • Boho chic: For a bohemian vibe, choose chandelier earrings with colourful gemstones, which are more day-time wearable. 
  • Off duty glamour: Elevate a casual outfit by pairing smaller chandelier earrings with a simple blouse and jeans. Perfect for a lunch date! 
  • Wedding glam: Brides can add a touch of sparkle and sophistication to their wedding day look with chandelier earrings that complement their gown and hairstyle. They look excellent with an up-do and a strapless dress. 

Find your perfect pairing

While on the surface chandelier earrings seem extremely formal, in reality, they’re a very versatile and elegant choice for anyone looking to make a statement with their jewellery.  Shop all chandelier earrings here, and find your perfect pair.