Stud Or Statement?
Some of us have a definite preference when it comes to the style of earrings we prefer to wear, while others switch between studs and statement or dangly earrings depending on the event, our, outfit and our hairstyle. Knowing which type of earring will suit you best can therefore be a challenge; that pair of long, shoulder-grazing statement earrings looks great with that black dress, but are they going to work with a trouser suit?
One of the main deciding factors in the choice between studs or statements is your hairstyle and length. Studs can be lost amid long hair that's always worn down, but dangly earrings can get tangled in hair worn loose. If you have short hair and your ears are always on view then studs or statement earrings will work for you – studs work best when the lobes can be clearly seen but equally, dangly statement earrings need to be shown off. If you're going all out with a fancy hairstyle for a sophisticated event the chances are it's also the perfect opportunity to wear some fancy earrings too; the exception here is if you're wearing a statement necklace then you might not want to attract attention away from that.
We think everyone should have a selection of earring styles in their collection, even if you only have one or two pairs of studs or statement earrings this gives you options when dressing and accessorising. A pair of plain pearl studs, like our Full Moon earrings, is a staple for any jewellery box and they will go with every outfit from a classic jeans and crisp shirt to an evening gown. Our Orbit and Purity collections both feature a cubic zirconia option and both are staple pieces. You may prefer the simple claw setting of the Purity collection, or be drawn to the smooth modernism of the mount in the Orbit collection, but both options are a cornerstone of a solid jewellery collection. If you currently have lots of long, statement earrings then adding the Full Moon or Orbit studs to your collection will give you options that work with everything.
The same goes for people who prefer studs – there will be occasions when you want showy earrings and studs just won't cut it. We love the plain silver Chimes and Astro earrings as options that will work for people who stay away from blingy earrings, and because these are a single colour they'll go with any outfit and should be a staple item in your jewellery collection. We have many dangly earrings with coloured stones such as our Devotion and Lunar pairs, available with topaz or opal (Devotion), and topaz or amethyst (Lunar). These subtle yet sparkly earrings move with you and catch the light but won't overpower your necklace choice. They are both ideal for wearing with your hair up, or with loose hair tucked behind your ears.
Our Spicy collection uses large oval multifaceted stones, with a choice of opal, topaz or garnet to give you the option of neutral, blue or red tones. The matching necklaces for this collection make a perfect twosome for a posh event or a special evening out and while you might not wear these every day, if you have a pair that goes with your favourite dress you'll wear them every time you have the chance. The Duo Vert earrings are perfect for going with green dresses and complementary colours and these are also perfect for dressing up a more casual outfit with minimal effort.
We also think that every woman should have a pair of hoop earrings in their collection, and our Summer Nights pair is a great option if you only have a single pair of hoops. These cubic zirconia studded, chunky hoops have a sleek profile due to the channel set mount while the neutral sparkle of the cubic zirconia mean they'll match your outfit perfectly no matter the colour. These hoops are much sturdier than many you'll find on the high street and because they have a butterfly back they're much easier to put on than traditional closed hoop styles.
If you don't have pierced ears then don't despair, we have several gorgeous clip-on styles that don't look like clip-ons; they're stylish and comfortable to wear all day without pinching. Our Dewdrop clip earrings are ideal to serve as your pearl studs, and with three arcs of cubic zirconia studded silver behind the pearls these can be everyday earrings or special occasion ones. The Hollywood clip-on earrings have lots of cubic zirconia studded across bands of different sizes, making them a real sparkly show stopping pair that will become your go-to going out earrings. If you want some colour, the Trio clip earrings have bands of yellow and rose gold backing up the flourish of stones and they're ideal for matching with your gold jewellery.
If reading this has made you realise there's a gap in your jewellery collection why not treat yourself to a gift and invest in a pair of our earrings ahead of the party season.