Size really doesn't matter, especially when it comes to jewelry. When it comes to tiny earrings, you can make a grand style statement. In step with a major '90s style revival, when multiple piercings were the jam, today, women are opting for studs rather than dangly earrings or the "sole pair of statement earrings." But unlike the '90s, when studs were punk-inspired and intended to shock, today's studs are meant to be curated with sophistication. Not to mention they're totally fun and flirty. Designers like Alison Lou created an entire emoji-inspired line of studs, and not surprisingly, the brand has a cult following, myself included. What can I say? I just can't resist sending a message with my earring game.
A lot of times, that message is to myself. As a woman obsessed with jewelry, I don jewels for me. Jewelry serves as a pick-me-up, a signature of who I am — a signature that comes in the form of sparkly objects I wear to death. Like tiny stud earrings. I wear some studs, like pearls, because they are timeless. Other studs are whimsical and fun and remind you of the days when you used to buy your jewels at Claire's. Now that you've got more scrilla in your wallet, opt for studs that are as sleek as you and your evolved earring game. Need some inspiration? These 21 designs will help you create a spring stud shopping list.
Wear a miniature bouquet from Alison Lou's collection on your ear. It will never wilt.
4A New Twist On A Classic
Rihanna, Erykah Badu, and Beyoncé all rock Bijules, jewelry by Jules Kim, and so do I. While superstars can splurge on bling-ed out pieces, these single pearl caged stud with black or Akoya pearl are in my price range. If you can only afford one, mix and match.
The Cupid Arrow's Earring by Erstwhile is entirely swoon-worthy.
I adore the screw on backs that come with these smokey topaz studs. Oh, and the jewels aren't bad either: I love the vintage look here by the artisan company Salmiel, (salt n' honey).
9Diamonds & Opal Teardrops
Loren Stewart diamond and opal teardrops make me want to cry... without them in my life.
Sparkling sapphire in this 14 karat gold setting, handmade by the artisan company Salmiel. Yes, please.
Do these tiny donut studs come with a grande latte?
These will take you to a higher plane. Renegade designer, Pamela Love does a variation on her five-spike stud that was super trendy last year.
Craving a frosted cupcake? These handmade cupcake studs look good enough to eat.
Catbird's Chained To My Heart Sparkler plus the petite Sleeping Beauty, pavé ballerina and ear cuff take this stud game to the next level.
17Sparkle And Go
You don't have to spend a fortune to sparkle. These Bing Bang studs will have you sparkling in all the right places for under $100.
19Send A Message
As if that someone special needs a reminder about how sweet you are! Just in case, don't forget to add an initial to your stud collection.
15From Here To Infinity
Mix n' match your favorite Zen-inspired studs by Pamela Love, and be at one with the universe.
These are pieces of art to wear in your ears. Whether you choose a ladybug or fly, both set in 14 karat gold, the craftsmanship by Peter Hofmeister Jewelry is unmistakable. Perfect additions to your spring stud collection!
What's your pleasure? From a marijuana leaf to a cute "XO" these Bing Bang studs have all your vices covered.