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Good Valentine Gift Alert: 50 Expensive-Looking Earrings Under $50

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Are we living in a golden age of earrings? In the last few years, it’s gotten more and more fun to wear them, as all of the rules have been broken: You don’t have to wear matching pairs; you don’t have to get extra piercings to look like you have more than one in each ear (try a “crawler”); a hoop doesn’t have to sit like you thought it did. Moreover, you don’t have to look very hard to find earrings that are much less expensive than they look — even the biggest-box clothing brands have seriously stepped up their game. And if you don’t want to bother looking at all, we’ve rounded up some of the very best options that you can buy online for under $50, from surprising studs to hoops of all shapes and sizes to big, bold, inspired statement pairs — many of which would make excellent Valentine’s Day gifts, incidentally. (For our favorite clip-on options, click here.)


Demi Small Post Earrings
$38 at Anthropologie
Givenchy Stud Earrings
$25 at Nordstrom
Gorjana Leucadia Stud Earrings
$35 at Nordstrom
Elise Ballegeer Cry Baby Earrings
$45 at Garmentory
Tiro Tiro Selo Earrings, Brass
$32 at Garmentory
Poketo Lapis Post Earrings, Gold/Blue
$48 at Garmentory
Tarin Thomas PIA
From $38 at Garmentory
Mejuri Linear Earrings
$45 at Mejuri
Strut Jewelry Druzy Earrings
$49 at Garmentory
Madewell Vermeil Bright Star Stud Earrings
$38 at Nordstrom
Marzipan Rose Earrings, Snow White
$14 at Catbird
MJLuLu Tiny White Howlite Circle Coin Marble Stud Earrings
$18 at Amazon
MoonliDesigns Tiny Circle Earrings
$17 at Amazon


Gorjana Taner Mini Hoops
$45 at Nordstrom
18k Gold + Sterling Silver Plated Small Hoop Earring
$18 at Urban Outfitters
Shownii Acrylic Earrings
$8 at Amazon
Mejuri Nova Hoops
$50 at Mejuri
Roux Chunky Resin Hoop Earring
$18 at Urban Outfitters
Kenneth Jay Lane Tube Hoop Earrings
$19 at Barneys Warehouse
River Island Textured Hoop Earrings
$16 at Asos
Machete Frances Earrings, Luna
$46 at Garmentory
Madewell Catcher Hoop Earrings
$26 at Nordstrom
Ettika Octagon Hoops
$33 at Revolve
Deepa by Deepa Gurnani Zaria Earrings
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Deepa by Deepa Gurnani Zaria Earrings
$26 at Shopbop
Mejuri Boyfriend Mini Hoops
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Mejuri Boyfriend Mini Hoops
$50 at Mejuri
Nashelle Octagon Hoop Earrings
$50 at Nordstrom

Climbers and crawlers

Celine Ear Crawlers
$28 at BaubleBar
MoonliDesigns Double Piercing
$19 at Amazon
MoonliDesigns Ear Climber
$19 at Amazon
Sterling Forever Star Crystal Crawler Earrings
$23 at Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
Rebecca Minkoff Triangle Ear Climbers
$38 at Bloomingdale’s
Asos Design Sterling Silver With Gold Plate Ear Crawler in Snake Design
$16 at Asos
Humble Chic Tiny Leaf Ear Climbers
$17 at Amazon
Mily’s Design Minimalist Spring Bloom Ear Crawlers
From $18 at Etsy
Lauren Vecchio The Climbers
From $18 at Etsy
Nadri Gris Threader Ear Crawler Earrings
$45 at Bloomingdale’s
Astrid & Miyu Black Magic 18-Karat Rose Gold-Plated Crystal Ear Cuff
$40 at The Outnet
Tiara Cubic Zirconia Baguette Ear Climbers in 14k Rose Gold-Plated Sterling Silver
$34 at Macy’s
$34 at Macy’s
with code: YAY

Statements and danglers

Rebecca Minkoff Geo Tassel Chandelier Earrings
$28 at Nordstrom Rack
Canvas Jewelry Ribbon Earrings
$20 at Nordstrom
Mejuri Chain Earrings
$50 at Mejuri
Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore Chelsea Drop Earrings
$58 at Amazon
BaubleBar Erilyn Drop Earrings
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BaubleBar Erilyn Drop Earrings
$38 at Shopbop
Sandy Shores Drop Earrings
$48 at Anthropologie
Glamorous Mismatch Enamel Drop Earrings
$13 at Asos
J. Crew Crystal Studded Bead & Tassel Earrings
$30 at Nordstrom
Minoux Open Arch Hoop Earrings
From $38 at Garmentory
Kenneth Jay Lane Gold and Wood Drop Earrings
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Kenneth Jay Lane Gold and Wood Drop Earrings
$38 at Shopbop
Circle Stone Hanging Earrings
$39 at And Other Stories
8 Other Reasons Eve Earrings
8 Other Reasons Eve Earrings
$36 at Revolve

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Good Valentine Gift: 50 Expensive-Looking Earrings Under $50