Stud, Hoop or Drop: What to Wear & When
Earrings are an effortless way to immediately update your wardrobe. Men and women have been wearing earrings to adorn themselves from the beginning of civilisation. Thankfully, we’ve since upgraded from animal teeth, feathers and bones to more delicate pieces made from gold, silver and other precious metals.
Whether it’s to make a statement, to enhance your overall look, or even for cultural or traditional purposes, there’s a lot of reasons why we choose to wear earrings. For some of us, we can’t imagine leaving our house without them on - they’re as much a part of us as our personalities.
Whether you have classic pierced lobes or a second piercing on your tragus, helix or other unconventional areas of the ear, you’ll no doubt want to decorate them.
At Bevilles, we have a large selection of earrings just for you, to suit your personality and taste. But how do you know which ones to choose: stud earrings, hoop earrings, or drop earrings? And can you wear different styles together?
Here, we’ll explain the difference between these styles and when it’s best to wear them.
Stud earrings: a timeless style
If you’re looking for a design for everyday wear, you can’t go wrong with stud earrings. Their elegant and simple appearance makes them easy to pair with any outfit, and for any occasion. If you have multiple piercings, studs look great when matched with a hoop or drop style.
Depending on where you work, your job may require you to have a polished and modest appearance at all times. If you work in a traditional, conservative field like law or finance, you may need to do away with chandelier or hoop earrings.
Instead, opt for stud earrings, like our sterling silver cubic zirconia earrings or 9ct gold infused ball stud earrings. If your job permits, you can add a touch of charm with our sterling silver cubic zirconia swirl stud earrings with rose accents.
When choosing stud earrings for the office, they should be minimal in colour and design. The aim is not to distract others - visually and aurally - with your choice of earrings. If you’ve got a dazzling pair of diamond earrings, we recommend saving these for after 5pm when the work day is done.
Hoop earrings: from desk to drinks
Another timeless style, hoop earrings have enjoyed a long history of appreciation. In fact, they were even worn by cats in Ancient Egypt! From dainty and minimal to large and daring, the look you want to portray is directly related to the size of your hoops.
Our 9ct yellow gold silver infused plain hoop earrings measure in at 10mm and almost hug the lobe. These subtle classics are ideal for everyday wear, making them perfect for both the boardroom and bar.
If your style is more flamboyant, you can opt for some stunning detailing, such as our sterling silver 40mm twist glitter hoop earrings. Or dare to wear our 65mm 9ct yellow gold silver infused plain hoop earrings, which are sure to turn heads.
Keep it plain and classic or opt for a more contemporary style with pave crystal diamonds, Greek keys, mesh or even two-tone. Prove them right with the bigger the hoop, the bigger the heart.
Drop earrings: for when you want to make a statement
From nights out with the girls through to a first date, a formal occasion or just for those days when you want to put an extra pep in your step, drop earrings are the ultimate accessory.
Take your look from classic to edgy in a range of colours and styles. From the standard round drop to leaf, butterfly, infinity, 4 leaf clover and more, there’s a shape to suit your personality.
Add the perfect touch of elegance with our sterling silver interlocked drop earrings that feature sparkling cubic zirconias. Feeling daring? Our artistic 9ct yellow gold mosaic triplet opal earrings will sparkle and shine all day and night.
Have your drop earrings stand out even more by tying your hair up in a high ponytail or bun. If you go oversized with drop earrings, be sure to keep the rest of your jewellery pieces minimal so as not to overwhelm your appearance.
Accessorise with purpose at Bevilles
While trends come and go, the timelessness of a pair of beautiful earrings will never go unnoticed. Society’s attitudes towards men wearing earrings has also changed, making a traditionally female domain now open and available to everyone.
The pieces we wear every day are an extension of our personalities and can even affect our mood. This is a sentiment we hold dear at Bevilles Jewellers. Browse our collections of stud earrings, hoop earrings and drop earrings for yourself or to treat the one you love.