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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
Givenchy Stud Earrings
Gorjana Leucadia Stud Earrings
Elise Ballegeer Cry Baby Earrings
Tiro Tiro Selo Earrings, Brass
Poketo Lapis Post Earrings, Gold/Blue
Mejuri Linear Earrings
Strut Jewelry Druzy Earrings
Madewell Vermeil Bright Star Stud Earrings
Marzipan Rose Earrings, Snow White
MJLuLu Tiny White Howlite Circle Coin Marble Stud Earrings
MoonliDesigns Tiny Circle Earrings


Gorjana Taner Mini Hoops
18k Gold + Sterling Silver Plated Small Hoop Earring
Mejuri Nova Hoops
Roux Chunky Resin Hoop Earring
Kenneth Jay Lane Tube Hoop Earrings
River Island Textured Hoop Earrings
Machete Frances Earrings, Luna
Madewell Catcher Hoop Earrings
Ettika Octagon Hoops
Deepa by Deepa Gurnani Zaria Earrings
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Deepa by Deepa Gurnani Zaria Earrings
Mejuri Boyfriend Mini Hoops
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Mejuri Boyfriend Mini Hoops
Nashelle Octagon Hoop Earrings

Climbers and crawlers

Celine Ear Crawlers
MoonliDesigns Double Piercing
Sterling Forever Star Crystal Crawler Earrings
Rebecca Minkoff Triangle Ear Climbers
Asos Design Sterling Silver With Gold Plate Ear Crawler in Snake Design
Humble Chic Tiny Leaf Ear Climbers
Mily’s Design Minimalist Spring Bloom Ear Crawlers
Lauren Vecchio The Climbers
Nadri Gris Threader Ear Crawler Earrings
Astrid & Miyu Black Magic 18-Karat Rose Gold-Plated Crystal Ear Cuff
Tiara Cubic Zirconia Baguette Ear Climbers in 14k Rose Gold-Plated Sterling Silver
$34 at Macy’s
with code: YAY

Statements and danglers

Rebecca Minkoff Geo Tassel Chandelier Earrings
Canvas Jewelry Ribbon Earrings
Mejuri Chain Earrings
Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore Chelsea Drop Earrings
BaubleBar Erilyn Drop Earrings
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BaubleBar Erilyn Drop Earrings
Sandy Shores Drop Earrings
Glamorous Mismatch Enamel Drop Earrings
J. Crew Crystal Studded Bead & Tassel Earrings
Minoux Open Arch Hoop Earrings
Kenneth Jay Lane Gold and Wood Drop Earrings
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Kenneth Jay Lane Gold and Wood Drop Earrings
Circle Stone Hanging Earrings
8 Other Reasons Eve Earrings
8 Other Reasons Eve Earrings

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