What are stud earrings?

What are stud earrings?

Stud earrings are a classic in the world of jewellery, known for their subtle sophistication and timeless charm. Perfect for adding a touch of sparkle to any outfit without overwhelming it, stud earrings have become a staple accessory for many. Let’s get into what makes stud earrings special, how to choose a pair, and how to wear them.

What defines stud earrings?

Stud earrings feature a single gemstone, metal shape, or decoration that sits directly on the earlobe, secured by a post and backing. They’re a simple design that have stood the test of time, adding a little sparkle with every movement.

Studs can seamlessly transition from day to night, making them an essential accessory for any jewellery lover, and suitable for any outfit. For those with multiple piercings, studs can be mixed and matched to create a unique ear stack. The weightlessness of the earrings, and their compact size, makes them an ideal option for those who lead an active lifestyle. Depending on the metal, studs can also usually be left in the ear without removing them daily, meaning they’re great for those who want to keep their jewellery on permanently, and not worry about putting it on and taking it off regularly.

How to choose the perfect stud earrings

When selecting stud earrings, consider your daily activities, personal style, and the occasions you’ll wear them. Diamond studs offer a timeless elegance that can elevate any outfit, while coloured gemstones like sapphires, emeralds, or rubies can add a pop of colour and personality – especially if you choose your own birthstone. For a chic, modern look, opt for all-metal designs, or perhaps even a small huggie hoop, which are equally lightweight.

How to style stud earrings

  • Professional polish: Pair simple gold or silver studs with your work attire for a polished and professional look.
  • Casual, elevated: Enhance your casual outfits with gemstone studs that match or contrast your top for a subtle splash of colour.
  • Evening glam: Choose diamond studs to add a touch of glamour to your evening wear without competing with other accessories.
  • Layered looks: For those with multiple piercings, combine studs and huggie hoops (and perhaps even an ear climber) of different sizes, shapes, or colours, for a personalised, unique look.

Find your perfect pair

Find your perfect pair of stud earrings here, the ideal accessory to complement any outfit, and elevate every look.