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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.)


KENNETH JAY LANE Tube Hoop Earrings
$39 at Barneys Warehouse
Sphere Studs
$55 at Mejuri
Givenchy Stud Earrings
$25 at Nordstrom
Gorjana Leucadia Mini Stud Earrings
$30 at Nordstrom
Elise Ballegeer Cry Baby Earrings
$45 at Garmentory
Seoul Little Gold Star Studs
$30 at Garmentory
Kathleen Whitaker Single Staple Earring
$46 at Garmentory
Woll Orange Studs
$45 at Garmentory
Tarin Thomas PIA
$48 at Garmentory
Wolf Circus Oval Earrings
$48 at Garmentory
Strut Jewelry Druzy Earrings
$50 at Garmentory
Vermeil Single Letter Stud Earring
$28 at Madewell
Catbird Little Secret Earring
$35 at Net-a-Porter
MJLuLu Tiny White Howlite Circle Coin Marble Stud Earrings
$18 at Amazon
Celine Ear Crawlers
$28 at BaubleBar
MoonliDesigns Opal Stud Earrings
$21 at Amazon
MoonliDesigns Tiny Circle Earrings
$17 at Amazon
MoonliDesigns Ear Climber
$19 at Amazon
MoonliDesigns Double Piercing
$19 at Amazon


Gorjana Tanner Mini Hoops
Gorjana Tanner Mini Hoops
$45 at Revolve
18k Gold + Sterling Silver Plated Small Hoop Earring
$18 at Urban Outfitters
New England Jewelry Designs 14K Gold Flat Endless Huggie Classic Hoop Earrings
$49 at Amazon
Catbird Hoop Dream Earring, Single
$14 at Catbird
Roux Chunky Resin Hoop Earring
$18 at Urban Outfitters
Jules Smith Ari Threader Drop Earrings
$45 at Saks
ASOS DESIGN Gold Plated Sterling Silver Square Hoop Earrings
$13 at Asos
Machete Margot X Earrings
$48 at Garmentory
Curved Metal Open Circle Earrings
$29 at Nordstrom
Luv AJ Baby Amalfi Tube Hoops
Luv AJ Baby Amalfi Tube Hoops
$40 at Revolve
Rebecca Minkoff Sadie Sculptural Disc Earrings
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Rebecca Minkoff Sadie Sculptural Disc Earrings
$30 at Shopbop
Mejuri Midi Hoops
$49 at Mejuri
Nashelle Octagon Hoop Earrings
$50 at Nordstrom

Hoops That Are Actually Studs

Jules Smith Imogen Hoop Earrings
$45 at Saks
Madewell Triple Link Hoop Earrings
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Madewell Triple Link Hoop Earrings
$24 at Madewell
Shashi Large Hoop Earrings
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Shashi Large Hoop Earrings
$42 at Shopbop
Poketo Kinetic Earrings
$50 at Garmentory
Machete Clare Earrings in Tortoise
$58 at Garmentory
Lunai Hoop Stud Earrings
$25 at Etsy

Statements and Danglers

Rebecca Minkoff Contrast Sphere Threader Earrings
$23 at Nordstrom Rack
Elise M. Evie Earrings
$20 at Nordstrom
Ellipse Drop Earrings
$29 at Nordstrom
Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore Chelsea Drop Earrings
$38 at Amazon
Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore Nolita Mismatch Enamel Drop Earrings
$34 at Amazon
Issoria Drop Earrings
$38 at Anthropologie
Clear Statement Earrings
$26 at Asos
J.Crew Triple Pebble Earrings
$40 at Nordstrom
Minoux Jewelry Lionheart Earring
$30 at Garmentory
Kate Spade Sunshine Stones Linear Earrings
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Kate Spade Sunshine Stones Linear Earrings
$39 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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50 Expensive-Looking Earrings Under $50