To achieve the perfect bridal look there are many components to consider. The first step is landing your dream dress of course, then picking the right shoes, hair, and makeup. One of the final decisions to make is jewelry. We know your engagement ring and wedding band will be the focus and you might be thinking of forgoing additional sparkle. However, we suggest donning a little something as the finishing touch to tie the whole look together. For those who don’t want to be decked out in jewelry, simple, modern earrings are the best choice as they’re the easiest to wear with any type of dress or glam.
Most traditional bridal earrings tend to appear dated, but today’s iterations are both modern and timeless, stylishly complementing your ensemble thanks to contemporary lines that offer a range of beautiful, simple yet impactful designs. Although diamond studs are classic, trade them in for unexpected, interesting shapes such as mini constellation posts from Logan Hollowell or Maison Miru’s playful and delightfully affordable X and O studs. Threaders are a fantastic option if you want dangly dusters that won’t distract. These dainty pull-through chains come as a pair or individual—the asymmetric trend is refreshingly cool and of-the-moment on brides—and are utterly romantic as they delicately hang above the shoulders.
Scrambling last minute for something blue? Sapphire, lapis, and topaz earrings, whether they’re clustered or adorning sleek hoops, are a chic homage to tradition and lend meaning and sentiment to your wedding day jewelry. Plus, it subtly adds color to an all-white ensemble.
Ahead, feast your eyes on 21 stunning ear baubles that’ll elevate your bridal look, suit for your budget and style. We promise you’ll wear them beyond the ceremony and cherish them forever.
Studs don’t have to be boring. Reach for designs that revamp the classic via unexpected flair and detail. Diamond-encapsulated pearls are uniquely elegant, while star constellation and X and O posts are fun and special. Firework and art deco shapes are statement jewels done right.
Pave X and O Studs, $49, Maison Miru
18k gold day pearl and stars ear with freshwater pearls and diamonds, $1600, Efva Attling
Monarch firework fan earrings, $295, Fallon available at Neiman Marcus
Modern deco diamond earrings, $9975, Jemma Wynne
Huggies are unfussy and effortlessly chic. They’re great when worn alone or stacked with small studs. Various diamond-encrusted designs are available from baguette to fringe. For a hint of edge, try an oversize lone huggie, which wraps the entire lobe, or a set of four to layer.
Crisscross hoop earring set, $190, Joanna Laura Constantine available at Shopbop
White gold and diamond fringe huggie hoops, $950, Sydney Evan
14k rose gold superhuggy, $1035, Carbon & Hyde
14kt yellow gold Kate huggie earrings with baguette diamond, $2165, Anne Sisteron
18k gold diamond Sophia huggies, $7475, Anita Ko
If seeking earrings that are more formal, drops are the best choice. In lieu of dated, intricate designs opt for decorative ones that are refined and fashion-forward. Geometric silhouettes, glass cuts and delicate shapes are beautiful choices. Want more glamour? Cascading sequence diamond dusters or dreamy ear jackets with diamond and opal bars are splurges you’ll treasure.
Faye statement earrings in gold, $160, Kendra Scott
Riva diamond hoop earrings, $495, Monica Vinader
18k white gold, white pave and baguette diamonds, white enamel short earrings, $4990, Azlee
18k diamond and yellow-gold sequence earrings, $5181, Fernando Jorge available at Matches Fashion
Rain cloud ear jackets, $6500, Pamela Love Fine Jewelry
Exquisite sapphire, lapis and topaz-adorned earrings make it easy to find something blue. Whether you’re searching for drops, studs, climbers or hoops, there is a beautiful blue bauble to carry the sentiment as you walk down the aisle.
Aveline lapis lazuli earrings, $149, Bonheur Jewelry
Mini diamond evil eye and blue sapphire trio stud earring, $400, EF Collection
Blue sapphire diamond drop, $835, Audry Rose
Delicate chain danglers are ideal for brides who want lengthy earrings that are still tasteful for the ceremony. These barely-there pull-through jewels are dainty and romantic, especially next to floaty dresses and a swept up hairdo.
Luna thread earrings, $156, Vita Fede
14k itty bitty pave triangle threader earrings, $310, Zoe Chicco
Foam chain 14k gold diamond earring, $375, Sarah & Sebastian available at Net-A-Porter
Thread through pearl drop earrings, $415, Sweet Pea available at Ylang 23