Different Types of Earrings

Different Types of Earrings - CADAR

Whether you're looking for a dangling show-stopper or a stunning stud, there are many earring styles to choose from. Dressed up, casual, professional, or bold, different earring sizes can add a statement or a polished finish to any outfit, but getting it right is crucial.

If you always find yourself reaching for your trusty pair of hoops, it's time to break the mold. Whether you love an eye-catching chandelier or always rely on your favorite pair of dangle earrings, there's always scope to add something different to your jewelry collection. 

Should you choose a huggie over a hoop? When should you choose a dangle over a drop? Discover more about the huge variety of earring types and sizes right here.

Stud Earrings

Simple yet bold, a stud is an earring style that never goes out of fashion.

You can recognize a stud earring by its classic shape: typically round or oval-shaped, featuring either a single stone or a set of stones surrounded by metal. It's also common for studs to have smaller stones inlaid on the metal — this adds texture and dimension to the piece. 

The size of your stud earrings can range from tiny pieces that barely peek out from your lobe to statement studs that make a bold impression. What unites all the stud earring sizes is that they fit on your lobe with no dangle or drop.

Studs are a jewelry box staple and fit almost any outfit or occasion. Our favorites are always the versatile yellow gold stud, which elevates even the most casual outfit. From a pantsuit and a jacket to a black tie gown, an 18k yellow gold stud fits seamlessly into any outfit.  

Huggie Earrings

Retaining the simple elegance of a stud and often confused with a hoop, a huggie fits snugly around the earlobe, giving a subtle glimpse of glamor.

Huggies are a great compromise between a stud and a hoop and are great for women on the go. They offer a beautiful accent to any outfit but fit tight around your ear to keep them from getting in the way. We love to see a huggie with a casual roll neck. Tie your hair back or sport a chic headband to show off your subtle earring styles. A huggie offers solid gold glamor for any occasion. 

Hoop Earrings

A modern, elegant touch to any occasion, hoop earrings are one of the sleekest earring types available. 

The hoop earring is often a thin metal circle with a small clasp or latch to secure it in place on the wearer's earlobe. Oftentimes hoop earrings are decorated with precious stones or gems for added sparkle and style.

From your new-job suit to a casual day dress, a hoop goes with anything. While a larger hoop is often reserved for parties or fun events, a small hoop never looks out of place in the office or boardroom. 

Drop Earrings

Add a touch of face-framing elegance with a drop earring.

Drop earrings are typically long and dangle from the lobe of the ear. The most common shape for a drop earring is teardrop-like; a modern silhouette with an abstract yet elegant appearance. Other shapes include oval, round drops, or heart-shaped bringing a subtly sweet touch to your ensemble. 

With its unique shape, this earring type can be used to make a statement or complete a look. While a simple drop could be worn to elevate a casual outfit, drop earring types work well for special occasions too. Complementing the face when the hair is tied back, a drop also works well with an open or off-the-shoulder neckline. 

Dangle Earrings

A drop with movement: a dangle earring is a great choice for a fancy occasion. 

Hanging from the lobe and bringing length and dynamism, a dangle earring complements long hair or short styles. As a statement piece on a simple outfit, highlight your dangle earrings with subtle accessories so they don't steal the show.

Statement Earrings

A daring choice, statement earrings help you steal the show.

Bold and eye-catching, statement types of earrings instantly transform an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. Statement earrings come in various sizes, shapes, and materials, so whether you prefer something subtle or more outlandish, there is sure to be a pair perfect for your style. 

Out for a girl's night or a fancy dinner? Pair statement earrings with a simple LBD or a chunky knit. Statement earrings suit special occasions but can elevate a casual outfit too. Our advice? Let the earrings do the talking! If you're wearing bold earrings, keep your outfit to block colors. Neutral tones give the perfect base.

Chandelier Earrings

Looking for earring styles to turn heads? A chandelier is guaranteed to get you the attention you deserve.

Feminine, and bold, a chandelier earring is an ornate design crafted to radiate light and energy, inspired by the shape of a chandelier. The chandelier earring types are not an everyday piece but go well with an LBD or an opulent ball gown. Just like its namesake, chandelier types of earrings are reserved for the most exclusive of locations.

Choosing Different Types of Earrings

With so many types of earrings available, it's crucial to have a variety of earring styles in your jewelry box. An earring is a perfect finishing touch to any outfit, so a collection is only complete with a pair of each of the earring types. 

If you’re only looking to invest in one piece, for now, consider your wardrobe and social scene: often, the smaller the earring, the more versatile and best suited for someone looking to wear a single piece at work, at home, and out on the town. Larger earrings are best suited for big events or special occasions — of course, there’s always room to make a statement in your day-to-day life, just be prepared to turn heads. 

If you're looking for your next statement drop, or hip huggie, you're sure to find a dreamy pair in the CADAR collection. Browse now to discover our choices in different earring styles suitable for any wardrobe. 

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