All Ears: How to Wear Studs, Hoops or Drop Earrings
All Ears: How to Wear Studs, Hoops or Drop Earrings
9 December 2022 3 minute read

Your Style Guide For Earrings

Earrings are one of the world’s oldest and most popular pieces of jewellery. And for a good reason. Coming in versatile designs, from diamond studs to gold hoops and more. All of which can effortlessly accentuate your face and match your outfit for the day. However, with this variety also comes the difficult decision of what would look best for you. A common question everyone has probably asked themselves at least once is: should I opt for stud, hoop or drop earrings? 


Fortunately, our experts at Gregory Jewellers have compiled a guide to what style would look best with your wardrobe. 


Natalie wearing our Glow LOVE Studs



Stud Earrings

Studs are an elegant and simple design that easily match any outfit and other types of jewellery. Opt for this style when you need a modest appearance, such as in your office workspace. Given their minimalist design, stud earrings will look good with any face shape while accentuating your unique look. 


For a design that will fit in during both office hours and casual weekend outings, why not choose a pair of sterling silver cubic zirconia studs? With a subtle profile and sparkle, this piece can quickly become a staple of your wardrobe. Complement your bolder necklaces or stacked bracelets with this simple yet sophisticated style.  


Or why not choose this pair of ornate rose gold diamond earrings to match an equally colourful summer party outfit?


Monika wearing our Leyla Rose Halo Faith Studs


Drop Earrings

Drop earrings are an eye-catching design that can complement the rest of your outfit to make a bold fashion statement. They look particularly good if you have a round or heart-shaped face, drawing attention to the eyes, cheekbones and jawline. This is thanks to their position remaining just below the earlobe and stationery, unlike the similar dangle design which is longer and designed to move. The simplicity of drop earrings means they can usually fit any face, acting as a great alternative to studs. 


If you’re looking to stand out, these yellow gold diamond drop earrings are perfect, especially when your hair is tied up in a high ponytail or bun. 


In these cases, it’s also best to opt for a more modest outfit to not overwhelm your entire appearance.


Monika wearing our Flower Pattern Diamond Drops


Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings are a classic design that has existed for millennia. Archaeological evidence has shown Sumerian women from 2500BCE wearing crescent-shaped hoops. Bronze cat statues even wore them in Ancient Egypt! As a long-existing design, they can come in a range of styles, from an elegant sparkling diamond to a more subtle gold. Hoops are most flattering when worn by those with longer faces or strong angular jawlines. Thanks to their rounded lines, it’s also the perfect way to give yourself a softer look. 


For a casual outing or date night, a pair of simple gold hoop earrings or trio diamond hoops will add the perfect sophisticated touch.  

Those in need of an impactful look should consider these pairs of pave diamond hoops or classic diamond earrings that will provide some extra sparkle to your outfit. 


When it comes to making the ultimate fashion statement, you can’t go wrong with ruby and diamond hoop earrings that will effortlessly draw attention during any party. As with bolder studs and drop earrings, these pieces should be the focus of your outfit. 


Monika wearing our Classic Diamond Hoops and Diamond Petal Studs


While certain jewellery pieces fall out of style, a good pair of earrings will remain timeless in your collection.

They are the ideal reflection of your personality and can easily attract attention due to their closeness to your face. That’s why choosing between stud, hoop or drop earrings should be carefully considered. If you’re still unsure about your favourite style, why not look to build your collection with all three? 


There’s no better place to visit than Gregory Jewellers’ Stunning Earring Collection to help narrow down your decision. With over 55 years of experience, we’re sure to have the perfect earrings that will suit your style and wardrobe. 


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