One of the recent trends of the jewelry world (and one we love) is the statement earring. Bold earrings are enjoying their moment in the trendy spotlight. Big, colorful chunky hoops, soft tasseled pieces, and charmingly quirky drop earrings in the shape of anything and everything are dominating the earring market these days.
Now that you are more likely than not staying at home, the one thing people will see when you are using virtual video chats is your face. They don’t have to know you are wearing pajamas, do your hair and slip one of these pairs of earrings on and you’ll look more pulled together than ever. If you don’t have any, don’t worry, head to your online shop.
Getting it Right
In the spirit of finding the perfect balance between a statement and distracting, I hunted down ten delightful statement earring options in a range of prices, all of which walk that fine line between drawing attention (and compliments) without being the only thing anyone notices about you.
Gold Rod Drop Earrings
These straightforward drop earrings draw the eye to a long metal rod bookended by gold discs, a charming and simple statement that will go with your most casual work meeting or happy hour outfits.
Buy them from H & M for $7.99.
Quirky Honeycomb Earrings
Here’s an example of a statement piece that features an unexpected motif; these delicate gold earrings are adorned by adorable bees floating in honeycomb shapes. You’ll get lots of sweet praise on these unique accessories.
Buy them from Modcloth for $15.
Gold Knotted Duster Earrings
The duster earring, so named because they “dust” the shoulders, are a part of this statement ear-wear trend. These knotted examples are the perfect option for a long earring that isn’t overly elaborate (and therefore distracting).
Buy them from Modcloth for $19.
Small Pearl Leaf Earrings
These beautiful earrings are a more delicate statement than many of the others. They’re fairly small and demure, but feature a unique laurel leaf design that still sets them apart as the perfect step up for your day or night accessory game. Buy them from En Route for $29.
Beaded Circle Drop Earrings
These sweet drop hoops feature another trend of the statement earring world—beading. They come in both ivory and black shades, and you can feel good knowing that you’re shopping from a sustainable brand.
Buy them from Reformation for $50.
Beaded + Fringed Hoops
Another great contender in the beaded hoop game, these showstoppers also feature delicate chain fringe and come in an earthy sage color as well as a more subtle cream tone. The brand fairly compensates artisan workers from around the world.
Buy them from Thirty One Bits for $48.
Black Resin and Tassel Earrings
A statement earring guide wouldn’t be complete without a great tassel option. Though some come across too youthful, this stunning and mature black marbled resin pair is a definite exception. Plus, the brand uses funds to support exploited women and girls.
Buy them from Starfish Project for $69.99.
Circ Chandelier Earrings
These uniquely-shaped gold chandelier earrings add a beautiful pop of sophistication to any outfit—work, play, or special occasion.
Buy them from Bario Neal for $150+.
Galaxy Drop Earrings
Easily the most unconventional and attention-grabbing pair on this list, these hand-painted celestial earrings are best suited for adding an individual and beautiful touch to a night out look. Though that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t style these beauties any time you want.
Buy them from Anthropologie for $248.
Bouquet Chandelier Earrings
Pull these out for your next special occasion and your accessory game will go straight to showstopping levels. They may be a bit too large and luxurious for everyday use, but these gorgeous crystal and 14-karat gold blooms are the statement earrings of your glamorous dreams.
Buy them from Nordstrom for $295.
Annie Burdick is a writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon, but transplanted from the Midwest. She also works as a community inclusion specialist for adults with disabilities. Previously she's edited and written for magazines, websites, books, and small businesses, on an absurdly wide range of topics. She spends the rest of her time reading, eating good food, and finding new adventures in the Pacific Northwest.