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Types of Earrings

Earrings have long been one of the most popular jewelry accessories because of their versatility as well as they beauty. They can match any outfit regardless of the colors or occasion. However, it is still important to understand the different earring types and that's exactly what we are going to share with you so without further ado here's our guide to 5 popular kinds of earrings. 

Earring Types

1. Stud Earrings 

white topaz stud earrings

Stud earrings are the most versatile and are a dream for the minimalist. Arguably the most popular type of earrings, stud earrings can be worn for a variety of different occasions ranging from formal to everyday wear. Their versatility comes from their ability to be made in pearls, gemstones, and of course, diamonds. Not only changing in material, but stud earrings can also present in a variety of different shapes including the most popular shapes of round, square, heart, and pearl. 

2. Hoop Earrings

rose gold hoop earrings

Hoop earrings are a popular choice and are often said to make the wearer feel empowered. Featuring a circular design, hoop earrings are generally crafted from metals such as gold and silver. The classic hoop style is round but the modern designs can come in all shapes including oval, square, triangle, or even diamond. They have a certain level of versatility because they can range in sizes from petite to extra-large and range in thickness from slim to chunky. 

3. Dangle Earrings

Sterling silver and black sapphire drop dangle earrings

Dangle earrings are aptly named because they classify the earrings that hang below the earlobes and are never stationary. Due to their continuous motion, most dangle earrings tend to be longer. That’s not to say that they don’t offer daintier options. Whether these dangle earrings feature gemstones or are more minimalistic, like chains, dangle earrings can be dressed up or down based on the occasion.  

4. Huggie Earrings


Often called miniature hoops, huggie earrings cradle the earlobe rather than hanging below. Just like hoop earrings, huggies are circular in shape and come mainly in metals such as gold and silver. These tiny earrings are minimalistic and versatile. Because of their size, they are able to be worn with almost any hairstyle. 

5. Climber Earrings

climber earrings

Rising in popularity, climber earrings are aptly named because they are made to look as though they are climbing up the ear. Known to be a statement piece, climber earrings are often mismatched with another earring. They come in an array of designs including leaves, flowers, or stars.