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Long Jewelers’ Earring Style Guide

Earrings are gorgeous accessories that decorate the ear lobes and can effortlessly enhance outfits, taking a look from ordinary to eye-catching and unique. With so many different options to chose from, this guide will make it easier to understand the different types of earrings available and how to wear them.

Stud Earrings

Stud earrings are a classic choice that works well for everyday wear or special occasions. They add a subtle hint of sophistication by seamlessly integrating with any outfit and hairstyle. The classic diamond stud is a favorite for those that want to add a bit of shimmer to an outfit. Or opt for intricate metal designs and vivid gemstones. When choosing a stud earring, pay special attention to the strength of the prongs holding any stones and the earring backing.

Drop Earrings

Drop earrings are dramatic and stunning. These beauties can range in length and tend to accentuate facial features. Diamonds radiate when used in drop earrings, the gentle swaying motion captures the light, causing a dazzling display. This style is an effortless way to make an elegant statement at formal events. Consider longer drop earrings for a playful and flirty element to wear with an outfit for a night out with friends.

Hoop Earrings

Hoops are completely versatile earrings, with many fashion-forward styles available to fit different occasions. Large, gold hoops are daring and make a statement, while subtle mini-hoops add just the right amount of glamour. While they are called hoops, not all of them are circular. Modern hoops use streamlined geometrical shapes and angular designs to reimagine the timeless classic. This accessory is a must-have for any jewelry collection.


Huggies are miniature hoop earrings that seem to “hug” the ear. Huggies are an effortlessly chic style that is also discreet and an easy choice for everyday wear. These popular earrings are well-loved because they are subtle enough not to overshadow any other worn jewelry. Produced in a wide range of precious metals, gold and silver are the most sought-after choices. Gold huggies, in particular, are a luxurious option, especially when dainty diamond accents decorate the surface.

Ear Climbers

Ear climbers, also called ear crawlers, are earrings that start at the lobe and ascend up the ear. This gorgeous earring would not be out of place at a red carpet event. While coming in an assortment of styles and shapes, ear climbers often use glittering gemstones to increase the impact. It is a stunning statement piece for just one earring! Add an ear climber to your earring style to complete your look.