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10 Contemporary Types of Earrings

With a style to suit every occasion, when you discover the many types of earrings, you will never run out of style inspiration. Each pair brings its own characteristics and beauty that can transform your look and instil confidence. Therefore, discover the different types of earrings that can accent your next look to make you feel beautiful.

How Many Types of Earrings Are There?

Earrings have been favoured pieces for centuries all over the world, so it is no surprise that we have many types of earrings to choose from. Earrings often fall under one umbrella term but when we delve deeper, we uncover the beautiful selection of styles to adore. With the vast array of sizes, shapes, and designs, it can seem overwhelming at first to decide which ones are right for you. But these pieces can be elegant and unique, complementing your outfit like a dream. These intricate jewellery pieces can transform your look effortlessly from day to night. Whether you choose a dainty stud or an extravagant hoop, understanding the different collections could ensure your next type of earring brings glamour to your everyday.

Classic Everyday Studs

An essential starter piece of jewellery, the elegant stud earring is often favoured for everyday wear. This type of earring is one that so many enjoy for its simplicity, as it can be called upon for any occasion. The beauty of studs is that they partner perfectly with other earring types to create a stunning layered look upon the ear.

Glamorous Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings are a must-have type of earring for any jewellery box. This is because the various sizes and styles of these earrings are ones that can transform a look effortlessly. Whether you're a fan of delicate small hoops, for an easy everyday look, or extravagant statement pieces, there is sure to be a hoop you'll adore. For a modern look, you can stack this earring type and make a statement. But why not go further and try the addition of mixed metals?

stud earrings are elegant for everyday
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Graceful Huggie Earrings

Huggie earrings are hoops that hug the earlobe. Sophisticated and elegant, these types of earrings are easy to wear both on their own, and to add a little bit of intrigue to a layered ear look. Being a petite version of a traditional hoop, these types of earrings can often be understated. At Monica Vinader this isn't the case. We embrace uniqueness and offer gorgeous gemstones to accompany your huggies. If you wish to add some personality to your earrings, our Doina collection does just this. The collection offers beautiful huggies, with the option to add a stunning pendant charm. Choosing your own charm allows your pair of earrings to be one of a kind to you.

Contemporary Ear Cuffs

Not requiring a piercing, this contemporary type of earring can be easily worn by many. The ear cuff is often a small earring which can be slipped onto the ear with ease. They don't move out of place once fixed, as they hug close to the ear. The versatility of this earring means you can choose where to place it on your ear. This is one of the many advantages to this type of earring, as the wearer can mix up their style daily and place the cuff in various positions along the ear.

huggies are earrings that hug close to the ear
style your ear with beautiful cuff earrings

Stackable Earrings

Stacking earrings come in an array of styles and sizes, which allow the wearer to embrace their creativity and experiment to find their unique style. You could have a statement piece matched with a smaller, fine type of earring or wear all larger designs. Either way you can make your look unique to you.

Beautiful Drop Earrings

Drop earrings gain their name because of the way they hang from the ear lobe. Usually more than a centimetre in length, drops can be in many styles, from links to a beautiful straight line flow of metal with a statement gem on the end. These types of earrings are often favoured as a finishing piece to an evening outfit, but there is no reason to limit the potential of this type of earring. They can be worn as an everyday staple that enhances your natural beauty, as well as switching effortlessly for an evening event.

stackable earrings create a unique ear look
transform your look with a statement drop earring

Divine Climber Earrings

Climber earrings are a type of earring that cascades its way up the ear. These beautiful climbers are contemporary and a chic accent to any outfit. Usually this type of earring starts at the earlobe and rises along the side of the ear. They can often be seen featuring various gemstones, like ethical diamonds, which can add a beautiful sparkle to your ear and complement your style perfectly.

Classy Chain Earrings

Chain Earrings are another way to make a statement. Their formation is beautiful and they hang effortlessly from the lobe. Typically they are a long, straight string of metal that could be made from gold, silver or rose gold. If you want to add some personality to your chain earrings, add a pendant or gem to the end. This way you can have a truly unique type of earring.

elegant chain earrings for any occasion
climbers are types of earrings that travel up your ear

Delicate Pendant Earrings

Pendant earrings are another type of drop earrings but with the addition of a gorgeous pendant charm hanging from the bottom. These statement earrings can be one of a kind and elegant when you add the pendant yourself. They can be a range of gemstones, metals, or even beautiful natural pearls.

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