Dec 27, 2023
15 Best Statement Earrings to Wear 2023
Every item on this page was chosen by a Town & Country editor. We may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy. From floral confections and innovative pearls to bold gemstones and
Every item on this page was chosen by a Town & Country editor. We may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy.
From floral confections and innovative pearls to bold gemstones and liquid-like metals, these are the statement earrings to scoop up now.
Sure, the old Coco Chanel saying would suggest that before leaving the house, one removes an accessory from their outfit to avoid looking overdone. However, the reverse can also be true. Sometimes when an outfit needs a little je ne sais quoi, it actually needs a statement earring. From button studs to intricate hammered hoops, innovative takes on gemstones and pearls, and more, you can add heft, movement, contrast, and texture to your look—it's all a matter of what you're looking to choose. Here, bold earrings in varying shapes, sizes, stones, and metals for just about every occasion imaginable.
The best kind of bridal earring is the type that you can wear for your big day and again after. These pearls by Agmes aren't your typical drop earring. With an oversized sculptural base and pearl adornment, the Sandra is a great option for the minimal and modern bride—and for the woman who wants to give a classic outfit with a white button down, jeans, and a red lip a little something else.
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I've written about the Jenny Bird Puff earrings before—and recommended them more times that I can count—because they really are that good. Sure, they have heft and punch, but not too much to wear them every day. But the best part about them is they really are a neutral statement. They add a bit of geometry and structure to a casual look, but don't compete with more formal outfits.
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Looking for a little shimmer? Add these crystal and gold vermeil drip earrings (in graduated sizing) for oodles of sparkle. Pro-tip: wear your hair up and keep other accessories to a minimum.
Though I am partial to gold, the almost liquid-like movement of these oversized post earrings is breathtaking. Add these to a look that bares your shoulders and you don't need much else.
Feminine but not frou frou, Mignonne Gavigan expertly masters the art of movement, color, and florals. These drops are the perfect complement to a block print frock, or better still, add a bit of tension to a floral infused outfit. You really can't go wrong with how you style them.
Why look to the cosmos for a little twinkle when the cosmos could simply dangle from your earlobes? Jennifer Behr's shimmering celestial drops are a perennial favorite for the holiday season, but I'd argue you'd look merry and bright wearing them no matter the time of year.
Clean and simple, you can wear these malachite earrings as studs or with the extra stones on the earring jackets. They gleam, but they aren't too much. A set you can throw on and go with no matter the day of the week—or your outfit choice.
Nobody does a door-knocker better than David Webb and for good reason. With gold, platinum, diamonds, and enamel, these geometric clip ons are textured and have contrast. In other words, they are the perfect conversation starter and they make the outfit.
Sizable turquoise stones take the dainty drop to the next level. Dare we say it, the perfect summer earring, though you can wear these year round.
Between the mixed sterling silver, yellow gold, and signature cable links, these David Yurman earrings make the case for giving your everyday look a bit of drama. These do just that without being too much.
Maybe you want to give your look a little bit of Studio 54 glam? Take a page out of Elsa Peretti's book–she frequented the joint and just so happened to help invent the look so synonymous with the era. The best way to get a touch of it for yourself? Dangling gold mesh earrings with diamond details. Careful, these will catch the light in all the flashbulbs.
The oh-so '80s button earring is back and better than ever, so why not take a pair of Bottegas for a spin?
Chunky jewelry the Yves Saint Laurent way. With a bold and contrasting color palette, these shoulder-grazers will work no matter the season.
It's the rich color and rounded shape of these resin clip-ons that make for an earring perfectly suited to a fall palette of rich burgundies and wine.
The statement lies within the subtlety of these Cast earrings. The black ceramic sphere has the appearance of gold as an orbit. Daring with a hint of delicate. Just how we love it.
As the deputy digital lifestyle director at Town & Country, Roxanne Adamiyatt covers fashion, beauty, wellness, design and travel.
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