From tassels to hoops and pearls, these statement earrings are perfect for everyday wear.
While we’re big fans of all types of jewellery, earrings are the accessories that immediately make us feel ‘done’ even when we’re still in our PJs. If your lobes could do with some extra love, scroll down for a selection of bestselling earrings from The Drop by Stylist – our marketplace to shop from the most brilliant and burgeoning small businesses across the UK.
Scroll down to see which of the 29 pairs will end up on your ears next time you’re headed out for dinner, drinks or headed into the office…
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Mara Studio Vermeil Gold Shell Huggies
Now based in the UK, Mara Studio founder Miranda spent years living on the Thai island of Koh Samui, where she sold her jewellery at a market in a fishing village. Today, she creates luxe but affordable jewellery and homewares inspired by her time in Southeast Asia.
These 15mm gold earrings might look similar to classic bamboo hoops, but they’re actually modelled after undulating seashells. Use them to add subtle summery polish to any outfit, whether you’re heading into the office or on a big night out.
Shop Mara Studio Vermeil Gold Shell Huggies at The Drop, £22
Posh Totty Designs Creole Hoop Earrings
As much as we love statement hoops, there comes a time when a classic pair is what the occasion calls for, like an important work meeting or lunch with your traditional-leaning in-laws. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to go for plain and boring – Posh Totty Design’s Creole hoops are the ideal blend of classic and interesting.
Designed by founder Alice at her Brighton HQ, all that’s left to do is to pick from three metal bases: sterling silver, 18ct rose gold or 18ct yellow gold. Who said you can’t make a minimalist statement?
Shop Posh Totty Designs Creole Hoop Earrings at The Drop, £30
Cartilage Cartel Illusion Double Huggies, 18ct Gold Plated, 925 Sterling Silver
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to have all the piercings in the world to wear multiple earrings. Just like your favourite expensive-looking silk shirt that’s actually from the high street, it’s all about appearances. Which is where Cartilage Cartel’s Illusion Double Huggies come in.
Available in 18ct gold plate or sterling silver, this set features two hoops in one: a classic minimalist metal huggie hoop and its fraternal twin that’s studded with clear cubic zirconia stones for a sparkly texture boost. So, when your ear party is looking a bit empty, don’t worry about the hassle of booking a piercing appointment (not to mention the resulting pain) – this clever pair is a no-brainer.
Shop Cartilage Cartel Illusion Double Huggies, 18ct Gold Plated, 925 Sterling Silver at The Drop, £40
Anouska Georgia London Initial Huggie Earrings, 24kt Gold Plated
Constantly scrolling for the perfect ‘goes with every outfit’ earrings? Something slightly statement-making, but also with enough personality to elevate any ear stack? It should be simple, right? We’ve found the answer in Sienna Miller-approved jewellery brand Anouska Georgia London’s gold-hooped huggies that literally have your name (well, initial) all over them.
These handmade, 24kt gold-plated pair of hoops work just as well in your helix piercings as they do dangling from your lobes as the main event. So next time you’re running late putting together your look for bottomless brunch or a park picnic, these huggies are an all-round crowd pleaser.
Shop Anouska Georgia London Initial Huggie Earrings, 24 Carat Gold Plated at The Drop, £17
Sandy Pearl pearl hoop earrings
Maybe we’re feeling inspired by Simone Rocha’s recent London Fashion Week show – whatever the reason, what we do know is that we’re once again very into pearls. Which is where jewellery brand Sandy Pearl comes in.
Founded by jewellery enthusiast Maisie as a distraction from her pandemic-induced anxiety in 2021, she creates beautiful pieces fit for a Regency queen. These hoop earrings are a stylish take on elevated huggies, and use responsibly-collected freshwater pearls.
Shop Sandy Pearl pearl hoop earrings at The Drop, £25
Saw & Pour golden noodle hoops
Gold hoops, but make them different. This playful pair of 24-carat gold-plated hoops proves that inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources, thanks to the addition of an internal metal squiggle reminiscent of ramen noodles. Or a camel’s double hump. Or undulating ocean waves.
Whatever your interpretation, they’re ideal for those days when you want something more than just a plain pair of gold hoops (yes, it does happen) – whether you’re meeting a new client or celebrating your friend’s promotion with bottomless brunch.
Shop Saw & Pour golden noodle hoops at The Drop, £43
Florence London little heart earrings
Whether you’re the proud owner of a curated ear stack or keep things simple with a single stud in each lobe, one common philosophy unites us all: the more earring options, the better – especially when there’s an exclusive saving of more than 15% off the regular price. Enter: Florence London’s little heart studs.
Available in a gold, silver or rose gold finish, each pair is a mini keepsake you can style as elegantly or as OTT as you like. With a string of birthdays on the horizon, we’ll also be snapping up a pair for our jewellery-obsessed friends as a token of our affection and pairing them with a handmade card for maximum thoughtfulness.
Shop Florence London little heart earrings at The Drop, £23
The Notable Muse Frida earrings
Play into the textured jewellery trend with this pair of chunky 18-carat gold-plated hoops named after Frida Kahlo. Subtle enough for the office but different enough that you’ll have all your friends asking about them, the Frida earrings are as impressive as their namesake.
Shop The Notable Muse Frida earrings on The Drop, £32
Anouska Georgia London True Love earrings
If you thought heart motifs were only meant to come out on Valentine’s Day, think again. Case in point: Anouska Georgia London’s True Love 24-carat gold-plated earrings. Think of them as your favourite gold hoops with a clean, minimalist heart-lined twist.
The plus? They also happen to be the perfect style for channelling the Y2K trend. If you’re searching for a love match that lasts the test of time, look no further.
Shop Anouska Georgia London True Love earrings at The Drop, £12
About November Gia teardrop hoop earrings
Statement jewellery doesn’t have to be loud. Take About November’s undulating teardrop earrings, for instance.
Each highly polished hoop plays with thick and thin dimensions for a subtly sculptural effect. Available in sterling silver or 18 carat gold plate, they’ll add some grown-up glamour to your ear party.
Wear with a neutral turtleneck or loose-fitting shirt and a swipe of bright lipstick for minimalist, ‘maybe I went to art school’ chic.
Shop About November Gia teardrop hoop earrings at The Drop, £25
Cartilage Cartel bamboo huggie hoops, 18 carat gold-plated 925 sterling silver
When your classic gold huggies aren’t sparking joy, it’s time for a change – and thanks to House of Gucci, bamboo-inspired everything is having a moment.
Say hello to Cartilage Cartel’s bamboo-inspired design: still gold, still a hoop, but this 18k gold-plated sterling silver pair is just different enough to liven up any ear party, whether you’re adding them to your lobe or cartilage piercings.
Shop Cartilage Cartel bamboo huggie hoops, 18 carat gold-plated 925 sterling silver at The Drop, £35
Ninemoo marbling moon earrings
Thanks to a certain Marine Serre patterned top worn by everyone from Beyoncé to Dua Lipa, all things moon-related are at the top of our sartorial wishlists. Happily, London-based lifestyle label Ninemoo has just the accessory to fill the crescent-shaped void, with its marbling moon earrings.
Made from 14k gold-plated brass and resin, the marble-effect earrings are a great option for when your ear party is crying out for a lowkey pop of colour – available in olive, cream and mustard, the off-kilter shades make them look way more expensive than they are, and we’re not mad about it.
Shop Ninemoo marbling moon earrings at The Drop, £14
My Doris beaded lightning studs in gold and silver
Maybe it’s because they remind us of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust era, but we do love lightning bolts. Katie Williamson, the founder of Suffolk-based brand My Doris, is big on vintage-inspired jewellery – and these earrings are particularly lovely.
Available in gold or silver beading, the studs have a punky yet glamorously retro feel. Ethically made in family-run workshops in India, they’ll add the perfect finishing touch to your favourite block-colour sweater or Ganni dresses.
Shop My Doris beaded lightning studs in gold and silver at The Drop, £10.50
Formation Co North Star hoops 18k gold plated
Whether it’s moons, stars or zodiac signs, the trend for celestial jewellery is going nowhere in 2022, this pair of 18k gold-plated mini-hoops features a north star charm worthy of any astronomy fan. But, it’s the glittering black cubic zirconia detailing that’s won us over.
Designed and handmade by Formation Co’s founder, Kerry, in her East London studio, this pair is perfect for when you’re looking for something dressy, yet subtle.
Shop Formation Co North Star hoops 18k gold plated at The Drop, £36
Chalk Jewellery angel wing earrings
For those who have a penchant for ear stacking, we’ve got the perfect piece to add to your collection: Chalk’s angel wing earrings. “Reminiscent of the angel wings worn by Claire Danes in Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet, it was love at first sight when I saw these laser-cut acrylic earrings,” says The Drop’s editor Gemma Crisp.
Each pair is handmade by founder Malaika in her London-based design studio. She also happens to be an architect so her attention to detail is unmatched – especially when it comes to the intricate detailing. Available in gold and silver, the studs can be worn in a variety of positions depending on which piercing you prefer. Think Dua Lipa or Ashley Graham levels of ear stacking.
Shop Chalk Jewellery angel wing earrings at The Drop, £25
Anouska Georgia London 24k gold plated crystal initial studs
Not all earrings have to scream ‘Go big or go home’ – in fact, sometimes it’s the smallest details that make the biggest difference. Case in point: Anouska Georgia London’s initial studs.
In your choice of initials, the 22kt gold-plated pair come blinged out with clear crystals to add a dash of glamour to your ear party without going full Dynasty.
Shop Anouska Georgia London 24k gold plated crystal initial studs at The Drop, £12
My Doris beaded star triple earrings
Fact: the easiest way to add decadence to a simple outfit is with a fabulously OTT pair of sparkly earrings. My Doris founder Katie Williamson is on the same page – which is why she created this star-accented duo to do just that.
“Whether it’s a birthday party or a dressy dinner, these delicate beaded earrings will add a touch of glamour to your look,” says Polly Knight, Stylist’s style director.
Shop My Doris beaded star triple earrings at The Drop, £19.50
A Short Story crystal spray earrings
Channel the maximalist jewellery trend with A Short Story’s earrings, available in four colours with an exclusive price only on The Drop.
“Use these to spruce up your sweatshirts during the day, and to complement your sequin-heavy outfit in the evening. ‘Tis the season for it after all,” says Stylist’s fashion and beauty director Billie Bhatia.
Shop A Short Story crystal spray earrings at The Drop, £25
Junk Jewels kaleidoscope gemstone hoop earrings
Founded in 2005 by then-student designer Zoe Lindsley, Junk Jewels has plenty of A-list fans, including Fearne Cotton and Taylor Swift.
Lindsley is obsessed with turning one person’s junk into another’s treasure and these Kaleidoscope hoop earrings – available in silver-plated, 14k gold-plated or 14k rose gold-plated brass – add a shot of colour to your ear party.
Shop Junk Jewels kaleidoscope gemstone hoop earrings at The Drop, £24
No Shrinking Violet all that glitters statement earrings
If there’s ever a time to wear gold leaf-festooned, four-tier, 80s-style accessories, it’s now. Because, why not?
No Shrinking Violet’s ‘All That Glitters’ earrings fit the bill perfectly. Individually made from polymer clay, their geometric shapes have ‘dance floor’ written all over them – but if the gold leaf is too glitzy for your aesthetic, they’re also available in plain black.
Shop No Shrinking Violet all that glitters statement earrings at The Drop, £18
My Doris Beaded Moon Earrings
Some earrings are hardworking multi-taskers. Count My Doris’s mesmerising pair in this exclusive list. Available in silver and gold, we’ll be wearing our pair of these intricately beaded earrings on the dance floor, at birthday parties, Sunday lunches and everywhere else we please.
Shop My Doris beaded moon earrings at The Drop, £16.50
Anouska Georgia London Baguette Stone Huggie Earrings
Made with gold-plated metal, choose between four colours of baguette-style stones set into a dangling drop charm.
Plus, if old-school earring fastenings have left you dreading the fiddly battle to put them on, the user-friendly design features a simple click-together join that won’t leave you rage-quitting halfway through. Lobe or helix?
Shop Anouska Georgia London baguette stone huggie earrings at The Drop, £14
Scream Pretty Double Star Drop Earrings
Riffing off the classic star stud, Scream Pretty’s earrings come in both 18 carat gold plate and recycled sterling silver (with 20% off only on The Drop, you might be tempted to take both sets).
Shop Scream Pretty double star drop earrings at The Drop, £28
Uzma Bozai Tassel Earrings
Inspired by the indigenous artisan culture of the Indian subcontinent, Uzma Bozai makes these tassel earrings by hand. And we are sure they will add a pop of colour to your collection.
Shop Uzma Bozai Ami tassel earrings at The Drop, £32
Cartilage Cartel Mini Croissant Stud Hoops
Inspired by the curved form of the iconic Parisian pastry, the Mini Croissant stud hoops may not be as tasty as their namesake but the unique design is definitely easier to wear.
While they have the look of a huggie, they fit like a stud – with a butterfly back that clicks together easily.
Shop Cartilage Cartel mini croissant stud hoops at The Drop, £25.50
Lunar James Pearl Huggies
Huggies are the perfect everyday style and this luxe pair with sustainable freshwater Keshi pearls has the ability to add an element of easy glamour to any look.
Shop Lunar James pearl huggies at The Drop, £70
A Weathered Penny Goldie Hoops
When it comes to jewellery, gold hoops are that staple which never get old, which is why we’re always on the hunt for more to add to our stash.
But, these Goldie hoops from A Weathered Penny might just be where we call off the search; they are perfect.
Shop A Weathered Penny goldie hoops at The Drop, £30
Posh Totty Designs Pearl Hoop Earrings
Available in sterling silver as well as 18ct rose gold or yellow gold plating, these delicate pearl hoop earrings go with any outfit.
Shop Posh Totty Designs pearl hoop earrings at The Drop, £24.30
Yala Koru Beaded Arrow Tip Earrings
As the weather warms up, our inner boho magpie starts to emerge from hibernation, and suddenly it’s all about shimmering beaded earrings that make us feel like we’re on an exotic holiday – which is why we love these Koru earrings from African jewellery brand Yala.
Shop Yala Koru beaded arrow tip earrings at The Drop, £40
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