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.)

Studs

Jules Smith Diaz Stud Earrings
$39, Barneys Warehouse
Sphere Studs
$55, Mejuri
Givenchy Stud Earrings
$25, Nordstrom
Gorjana Leucadia Mini Stud Earrings
$30, Nordstrom
Elise Ballegeer Gertie Earrings
$45, Garmentory
Bing Bang Jewelry Boucles d’Orielles
$45, Garmentory
Nisolo Mini Rex
$38, Garmentory
Of Mercer Stud Earrings
$35, Spring
Wolf Circus Matchstick Gold Earrings
$48, Garmentory
Wolf Circus Oval Earrings
$48, Garmentory
Poketo Lapis Post Earrings
$48, Garmentory
Catbird Alphabet Earrings
$48, Net-a-Porter
Catbird Little Secret Earring
$35, Net-a-Porter
MJLuLu Tiny White Howlite Circle Coin Marble Stud Earrings
$18, Amazon
Neptune Crawlers
$34, BaubleBar
MoonliDesigns Opal Stud Earrings
$21, Amazon
MoonliDesigns Tiny Circle Earrings
$17, Amazon
MoonliDesigns Ear Climber
$19, Amazon
MoonliDesigns Double Piercing
$19, Amazon

Hoops

Gorjana Tanner Mini Hoops
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Gorjana Tanner Mini Hoops
$45, Revolve
Seoul Little X UO 18k Gold Large Hoop Earring
$48, Urban Outfitters
New England Jewelry Designs 14K Gold Flat Endless Huggie Classic Hoop Earrings
$49, Amazon
Catbird Dream Silver Earrings
$50, Net-a-Porter
L. Erickson Hoop Earrings
$48, Nordstrom
Jules Smith Ari Threader Drop Earrings
$45, Saks
Natalie Joy Simple Square Hoops
$48, Garmentory
Machete Margot X Earrings
$48, Garmentory
WKNDLA Step Shape Earrings
$48, Garmentory
Luv AJ Baby Amalfi Tube Hoops
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Luv AJ Baby Amalfi Tube Hoops
$40, Revolve
Rebecca Minkoff Bar Threader Hoop Earrings
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Rebecca Minkoff Bar Threader Hoop Earrings
$28, Shopbop
Mejuri Midi Hoops
$49, Mejuri
Nashelle Octagon Hoop Earrings
$50, Nordstrom

Hoops That Are Actually Studs

Jules Smith Imogen Hoop Earrings
$45, Saks
Madewell Mixed Metal Front Back Earrings
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Madewell Mixed Metal Front Back Earrings
$28, Shopbop
Shashi Double Circle Hoop Earrings
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Shashi Double Circle Hoop Earrings
$42, Shopbop
Poketo Kinetic Earrings
$50, Garmentory
Machete Clare Earrings in Tortoise
$48, Garmentory
Lunai Hoop Stud Earrings
$25, Etsy

Statements and Danglers

Rebecca Minkoff Contrast Sphere Threader Earrings
$38, Nordstrom
Elise M. Evie Earrings
$20, Nordstrom
Treasure & Bond Hammered Linear Earrings
$25, Nordstrom
Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore Chelsea Drop Earrings
$30, Amazon
Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore Nolita Mismatch Enamel Drop Earrings
$34, Amazon
Issoria Drop Earrings
$38, Anthropologie
Statement Acrylic Chandelier Earrings
$23, Asos
J.Crew Bead Forest Earrings
$38, Nordstrom
AK Studio Centre Earrings
$48, Garmentory
Modern Weaving Thin Exclamation Earrings
$44, Shopbop
Circle Stone Hanging Earrings
$39, And Other Stories
8 Other Reasons Eve Earrings
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8 Other Reasons Eve Earrings
$36, Revolve

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50 Expensive-Looking Earrings Under $50