Best Statement Earrings
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Ear candy: The best statement earrings to invest in now

28 Sep 2023 | |By Hitanshi Kamdar

Add sparkle to your outfits with these eye-catching statement earrings

If you’ve been paying attention to red carpets this year, you’ve probably noticed a deliberate aversion to necklaces. From Margot Robbie and Salma Hayek at the MET Gala to Selena Gomez and Olivia Rodrigo at the recent MTV Video Music Awards, celebrities across industries and generations are going bare-necked at award shows and events. Call it minimalism, or “recession-core” in GenZ speak. Eschewing necklaces may be on-trend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add sparkle to your outfits. Enter statement earrings.

Statement earrings are the jewellery version of the Little Black Dress – elegant, striking and endlessly versatile. Whether you wear them with a monochrome outfit and slicked-back hair or lean into maximalism with stacks of jewellery and a brightly-patterned outfit, distinctive earrings are sure to up your style quotient several notches.

From shoulder dusters and hoops, to bold ear cuffs and danglers, we’ve rounded up the best statement earrings in which to invest this season.

Loveness Lee Zuciya ruby sapphire earrings

Loveness Lee’s Zuciya earrings are inspired by the heart. Crafted from gold-plated recycled silver, they are embellished with lab-grown teardrop-shaped blue sapphires and red rubies representing the right and left ventricles. The delicately textured earrings are easy conversation-starters and a great investment.

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Lylie Nine Mile Reef earrings

Reflecting Lylie’s core values of reuse and upcycling, the Nine Mile Reef earrings are made from salvaged gold. The earrings are an ode to the beauty of the underwater world with gold coral fronds housing recycled antique diamonds and peridots. Handmade in the UK, pair the feel-good earrings with a delicate necklace.

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Alighieri The Moonlight and the Sun earrings

Alighieri crafts modern-day heirlooms – like the shoulder-dusting The Moonlight and the Sun Earrings. Hand-carved, cast in wax, and made from 100 per cent recycled gold, the earrings are made locally in the company’s studio in Hatton Garden. Featuring spindly recycled silver earring chains adorned with a crescent moon and sun details with white diamonds, these statement earrings are delicate enough to be paired with your sleek work dresses.

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Simone Rocha bow-detail drop earrings

If the AW23 runways are any indication, bows are in. Simone Rocha brings the trendy ornamentation to accessories with these black crystal-embellished earrings detailed with a satin bow. Lean into the adorably preppy twee aesthetic and pair these earrings with a Peter Pan collar dress and Mary Janes.

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Liv Luttrell Awn earrings

Liv Lutrell’s elongated take on the teardrop shape is simple and elegant. The minimal sculptural design is made in 18kt white gold and set with scattered natural white diamonds. Pair with an evening dress for a dinner party or a crisp white shirt for a stand-out office look.

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Jennifer Behr Odessa floral earrings

Jennifer Behr’s cascading floral design is beautifully striking. White mother-of-pearl flowers are held together by gold-plated brass stems in a triangular cluster. Pair with a lush shearling coat to make a statement this autumn.

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Annoushka Deco Josephine earrings

Get the best of two worlds with Annoushka’s Deco Josephine earrings. The 18kt white gold earrings feature a feathered chandelier drop handset with 264 white diamonds that can be detached forming stunning diamond studs. Channel Flapper style glamour with the earrings on their own or pair with the matching necklace.

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Misho textured hoops

Misho reimagines the classic hoop silhouette with this sculptural layered piece. Drawing from the undulating texture of the earth as seen from a bird’s eye view, the hoops are handcrafted in bronze with a 22kt gold finish. Pair yours with a slick braid and strong eyes.

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Garrard Wings Rising earrings

Angelic with an edge, Garrard’s Wings Rising earrings beautifully capture the motion of a wing. The white gold earrings are set with diamonds offset by angular black mother of pearl edges. Wear the bold pair with a boxy blazer and sleek ponytail.

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Gucci crystal-embellished earrings

Embrace logomania with Gucci’s crystal-detail earrings. Featuring a black crystal drop pendant nestled in a gold-tone aged-finish metal with a crystal-embellished Double G logo, this pair works as well with a crisp Oxford shirt as it does with a strappy dress. 

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Natalie Perry Two Blooms earrings

There’s something unmistakably feminine about delicate filigree jewellery. Natalie Perry leans into femininity with the intricately-designed Two Blooms earrings. Handcrafted in the UK from 18kt recycled gold, the floral pair is lightweight and versatile enough to be worn every day. 

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Tada and Toy Cosmic Star hoops

Tada and Toy taps into playful nostalgia for these 70s-inspired hoops. Crafted in sterling silver and studded with gold-toned stars, these are the easiest pair with which to make a statement. Also available in rose gold and gold-plated options, wear them with a fluffy sweater and some bootcut jeans to lean into the retro aesthetic.

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Soru Jewellery Sicilian Heart earrings

Italian in design and spirit, Soru Jewellery’s Sicilian Heart earrings are crafted from 18kt gold-plated solid silver. The earrings are edged with a white enamel border and gold bead detailing. Wear the ornate and lightweight pair with your hair tucked neatly under a scarf to live out your chic Italian dreams.

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Alex Monroe large rosette flourish drop earrings

Add a floral touch with Alex Monroe’s large rosette flourish drop earrings. Handmade in sterling silver, the earrings feature abstract flowers clustered to look like they’re sprouting from the ear lobe. Wear to brunch with a maxi dress and matching ring.

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Jacquemus Les créoles Confiture hoop earrings

Embodying Jacquemus’ playful design vocabulary, the Les créoles Confiture earrings are bold and fun. Designed to look like fruit jam, the hoops are made from a combination of resin, enamel and gold-tone brass. Pair the blood-red earrings with a brilliant ruby ring stack and a monochrome outfit.

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Versace Medusa-plaque safety-pin earrings

Versace’s iconic Medusa head motif is infused with the brand’s signature safety-pin design for these statement earrings. Wear the gold-tone brass pair with a bodycon dress and a fresh blowout to lean into the bold opulence of the earrings.

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Oscar de la Renta silver-tone crystal earrings

If delicate girly bows aren’t for you, tap into the bow trend with Oscar de la Renta’s iteration. Made from silver-tone metal, the bow-shaped earrings are encrusted with crystals. This glistening pair is sure to be a favourite this festive season.

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Melissa Kaye Sadie single earring

Switch things up with Melissa Kaye’s Sadie ear cuff. The single earring is made from 18kt gold and features a diamond stud connected to a cartilage-hugging cuff with a diamond strand. Pair the ear cuff with a minimal stud for a work event.

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Alexander McQueen silver-tone ear cuff

Alexander McQueen’s punk edge is mirrored in this silver-tone ear cuff. Set with crystals, the cuff is designed to resemble three hoops stacked on each other. Mix and match the chunky cuff with multiple studs and delicate danglers for an eye-catching look for your next date night.

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