Pearl stud earrings have a timeless and classic charm that appeals to every woman. They stand out for their simplicity and stylish elegance, which have ensured that they will remain a fashion favourite. We invite you to browse our curated collection of designer pearl ear studs from Europe’s leading brands and designers. Whether you want a pair of simple pearl ear studs or something more ornate, we are sure that you will find one that you can wear for a long time.
• Pearl stud earrings are timeless favourites.
• Types of pearl stud earrings
• Caring for your pearl stud earrings
What’s so special about pearl stud earrings
Pearl stud earrings are understatedly elegant and versatile, suitable for any time of the day and attire. Women everywhere, regardless of age or inclination, love pearls and none of them would turn down an opportunity to buy an elegant pair of stud earrings.
Grace Kelly was right when she famously remarked, “The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.” Stud earrings, set with one or more lustrous pearls, have a place in every woman’s jewellery cache, and she will reach for them often, whether she’s wearing jeans, a business suit, or an evening gown.
Different types of pearl stud earrings
Pearl and diamond stud earrings are the ultimate expressions of luxurious beauty. Pearl stud earrings have been bestsellers for ages, a fashion staple that you will be glad you purchased. They come in many different styles and price points, depending on the pearls' size, shape, colour, and origin and the metal and gemstones used in their setting.
Gold pearl stud earrings are trendy and are available in white, yellow and rose gold variations. A wide variety of silver pearl stud earrings are available, some of which are rhodium-plated to prevent tarnish. Silver stud earrings are also gold-plated, making them an affordable option for those who like the look of gold but have budget constraints.
Pearl stud earring sizes
Pearl stud earrings come in small and large sizes—the size of the ear studs you want is entirely a matter of personal choice. You might prefer discreet and small pearl stud earrings, or you might want a pair of eye-catching large pearl stud earrings—however, the most popular size for pearls in stud earrings measures between 7mm and 8mm.
Find out more about stud earring sizes and measurements
Pearl stud earring shapes
Pearl ear stud designs come in various shapes because real, cultured pearls are never the same. They may be round, near-round, button, or drop-shaped. Even-shaped pearls are beautiful in their own right, but current trends indicate a preference for asymmetrical, irregular-shaped pearls, such as baroque and freshwater pearls. Freshwater pearls are more irregularly shaped, while saltwater cultured pearls, like the Japanese Akoya pearls, are typically rounder than freshwater pearls. The iconic pearl stud earrings with perfectly matched round pearls are beautiful but rare and expensive.
Pearl stud earrings by colour
Pearl stud earrings are available with pearls of different colours. White and cream are the most standard colours in pearls. Black, grey and silver coloured pearls are also frequently found. That said, pearls are available in almost every colour you can think of, with the body colour modified with overtones of pink and purple, green and blue. Some pearls also display an attractive iridescence called orient.
Pearl stud earrings by origin
Pearl ear studs may have pearls from different sources, which play a part in determining their value. Designer pearl stud earrings are predominantly set with cultured pearls named after their exotic places of origin.
Tahitian black pearls are breathtaking when set in pearl studs and are all the rage today. These pearls are not entirely black; instead, they come in a range of dark colours, including silver, charcoal, and green.
Japanese Akoya saltwater pearls are readily available and used in many spectacular designer pearl stud earrings. They are valued for their high quality and round shape.
South Sea saltwater pearls in white, cream, and golden hues are highly sought after for designer pearl stud earrings.
Baroque freshwater pearls with their irregular shapes appeal to the tastes of the modern woman who sees beauty in asymmetry and likes her pearl stud earrings to be as uniquely beautiful as she is.
Some TLC for your pearl stud earrings
Pearl stud earrings need Tender Loving Care. Natural pearls are soft organic gems easily damaged by rough use and chemicals in perspiration, perfumes, and beauty products.
Wear your pearl earrings after you have completed your make-up routine.
Take them off before removing your makeup, showering, or playing sports.
Wipe your pearl earrings with a soft cloth to remove traces of oil make-up or perspiration.
Allow them to dry completely and store them in special jewellery pouches/boxes to avoid scratches and damage from friction with other jewellery.
We hope you enjoy browsing our pearl stud earring collection and find the perfect ones for you. If you are wondering how to choose the best pair, check our Earring Size Guide for valuable pointers to select the ones that are right for you.
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