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Best designer earrings for a major jewellery upgrade

Check out the pairs we're currently lusting after...

Assortment of designer earrings
Orin Carlin
Content Writer
Updated: December 21, 2023
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It may well be a total cliché, but you'd be hard-pressed to receive a better gift than an effulgent pair of designer earrings. 

Given the current economic climate, satsumas and walnuts are probably more within the region of possibility, but a girl can dream.

All we want this year to give our jewellery arsenal a sparkly boost. But seriously - if you have someone in your life who is insistent on spoiling you, cease the polite protestation and accept their generosity with good grace.  

MORE: 10 investment jewellery pieces that you'll cherish forever

How we chose:

  • Style: Naturally, flair and aesthetic appeal are essential when it comes to finding the best pairs of designer earrings. When combing through the internet's top fashion sites for the most stylish pairs, we made sure that each of our picks were either bang on trend or had a certain classic appeal for maximum wearability. We've delivered on scope - from pearl-encrusted hoops to wave-inspired statement silver, these are the jewellery picks we're lusting after right now.
  • Brand: Quality is key, and the major case for investing in your jewellery collection is that precious stones and luxe metals often just hit different. If you're looking for enduring opulence, we've got you covered. All our picks are by designer jewellery labels, spanning from Chanel to De Beers.

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Hello! Fashion shares the best designer earrings to add to your wish list:

  • Sik Jakobsn pearl hoop earrings

    Earrings Adria Creolo Medio

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    18 karat gold plated 925 Sterling silver, white zirconia and freshwater pearls.

    Hoops are a jewellery classic, and yet this pearl-encrusted pair by Sif Jakobs feels fresh and anything but run-of-the-mill. Freshwater pearls and white zironica are interspersed to form a really wearable hoop design with interesting textural elements.

  • Thomas Sabo gold butterfly earrings

    Earrings Butterfly Gold

    Crafted from...

    18 karat yellow-gold plated 925 Sterling silver.

    Y2K girlies won't be able to resist these super cute fluttery studs by Thomas Sabo. An assortment of 40 stones of differing sizes work in harmony to create the effect of an opalescent, curved wing, nodding to the butterfly trend that defined the 2000s.

  • Messika silver earrings

    So Move XL Diamond Pavé Pendant Earrings

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    Diamond and white gold.

    I tend avoid white gold as I prefer warm tones against my olive skin, but I can't help but admire this pair by Messika. The central diamond ensconced within a pavé-set halo makes for a beautifully graphic focal point.

  • De Beers gold hoops

    Talisman Small Hoop Earrings In Yellow Gold

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    18 karat yellow gold,  round rose-cut polished diamonds and fancy colour diamonds.

    These exquisite yellow gold hoops from De Beers' Talisman collection would not look out of place in a display cabinet at the V&A. They have a beautiful, almost ancient preciousness about them and I love the texture of the hammered finish.

  • Van Cleef & Arpels white pendant earrings

    Magic Alhambra Earrings

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    18 karat yellow gold and mother of pearl.

    Paying tribute to the heritage jewellery label's iconic Alhambra motif, these clover leaf-shaped mother of pearl earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels are steeped in graphic elegance.

  • Louis Vuitton Flower Earrings

    LV Floragram Earrings

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    Gold-coloured metal and pearl-effect resin beads.

    Fans of the pearlcore trend will fall head over heels for these cute floral cluster earrings by Louis Vuitton. The house's monogram is present in the design without it feeling overly showy, and these would look great with a clean-girl updo to show them off in all their glory.

  • Tiffany silver wave earrings

    Elsa Peretti High Tide Earrings

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    Sterling silver.

    Directly inspired by the sea's undulating waves, these silver earrings by Tiffany & Co. are testament to nature's beauty. The soft ripple effect is graceful, the perfect accompaniment to an elegant updo.

  • Chanel flower earrings

    Floral Pendant Earrings

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    Metal, glass pearls and diamantés.

    From maison Chanel's autumn/winter 23-24 collection, these metallic pendant earrings have a captivating, retro appeal. The sparing pearl placement allows encrusted double Cs to take centre stage alongside floral shaping. Not a want, but a need.

  • Dior pearl earrings

    CD Navy Earrings

    Crafted from...

    Gold-finish metal and white resin pearls.

    I absolutely love when a fashion house's monogram swerves into inconspicuous, geometric territory. Style obsessives will be able to spot the 'CD' lettering from a mile off, but overall, these feel quietly luxe and super wearable.

Why you should trust me:

Orin Carlin is Hello! Fashion’s SEO Content Writer. Promising to leave no stone unturned in the name of fashion and beauty journalism, she is the proud creator of our ‘Try The Trend’ series. With a particular interest in formula innovation, microtrends, royal and bridal beauty, perfume, rituals, treatments, fashion history and vintage icons, she can either be found interviewing major industry names (previous subjects include Georgia May Jagger, Mary Greenwell and Sam McKnight) or scouring the internet for must-have pieces. It's not just a job; it's a personal quest to unearth noteworthy pieces that resonate with style enthusiasts.

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