Stud earrings have been a popular piece of jewellery amongst both men and women for decades, if not centuries. Although earrings are traditionally associated with women, stud earrings have in recent years become a fashionable piece for men too - David Beckham, we’re looking at you.

Earning their place as a truly unisex piece of jewellery, stud earrings can be styled a number of ways with a variety of outfits. In this blog, we’re looking at some of the most popular stud earrings for both men and women.

What Are Stud Earrings?

Stud earrings are a specific style of earring which features a centre point, often a singular diamond, attached to a backing which is fastened through the earlobe. Unlike hoop earrings and drop earrings, stud earrings are much more compact, often not extending past the size of the earlobe. The gemstones, metal type and colour can all vary depending on the design and style. 

How are stud earrings fastened?

Stud earrings are designed to be kept in place by a back, which can connect to the stud in various ways. The most popular fastenings are push backs, which use friction to remain in place, screw backs, which are twisted onto a screw thread to secure the stud in place and secure lock backs, which use grooves to lock the stud in place.


Hatton Jewellers Stunning Stud Earrings For Men & Women

All of these different pairs of stud earrings can be styled with both men’s and women’s outfits. Whether you’re looking for a stylish piece to enrich one of your everyday outfits, or to find the perfect finishing touch to an extravagant occasion outfit, with so many different designs to choose from, you are bound to find the perfect stud earring for you. Plus, don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and mix them with your other pieces of jewellery.

Here are four popular gold stud earrings for both men and women. 

9ct Yellow Gold Small Heart Stud Earrings - 4mm

These petite gold stud earrings are heart-shaped, making the perfect gift or everyday piece for yourself. The soft yellow gold helps highlight facial features and also looks amazing with a range of different colours, so your outfit choice is not constrained by your jewellery. 

The small size of these stud earrings also means that they can be easily styled with other jewellery pieces too, acting as a lovely accentuating piece, rather than becoming overbearing.

9ct Yellow Gold Round Knot Stud Earrings - 8mm

Bold and unique, these earrings sport a twisted knot design, which only gets more impressive the closer you look. The beautiful solid gold looks truly stunning in this design and although you may think that these earrings are more suited to womenswear, they can look great on men too!

9ct Yellow Gold Sapphire & Cubic Zirconia Cluster Stud Earrings - 8mm

Striking and devilishly classy, these beautiful stud earrings utilise a cluster of diamonds to really accentuate the sapphire stone. Match with a suit or a dress for the perfect workwear accessory or night-out fit.

18ct White Gold 0.25ct Diamond Claw Set Stud Earrings - 3.5mm

This beautiful white gold pair of stud earrings are absolute classics and will look great with any outfit. Pair with neutral colours for a traditional coordinated look, or match with bright and bold clothing for the perfect contrast.


Men's Outfits Ideal For Stud Earrings

Stud earrings are an extremely fresh look and work great as both a casual addition and an accessory when dressing for an occasion. A classic look for men who are looking to style stud earrings is opting for a crisp white shirt and jeans combo. This look is beautifully retro and the whiteness of the shirt will complement the diamond in the earrings perfectly. 

For a day-to-day look, stud earrings look great with a plain t-shirt, both light and dark. The key when styling stud earrings for a casual look is to lean into a minimalist style. With stud earrings, less is more so there’s no need to go overboard with heaps of other accessories. 


The Perfect Way Women Can Style Stud Earrings

Stud earrings can look truly elegant on women, making for the perfect finishing touch when dressing for work or formal occasions. Yellow or white gold stud earrings with a bold diamond can look extremely classy when paired with a brightly coloured fitted dress or a dark blazer. 

For a casual look, experiment with pairing your stud earrings with other pieces of jewellery such as your favourite chains and bracelets. Finding the perfect matching combo will allow you to style them with any clothing as these pieces will capture all of the right attention. 


Shop With Hatton Jewellers

When shopping at Hatton Jewellers, you can enjoy complete peace of mind that you’re buying from a trusted jeweller, as we always provide a certificate of authenticity with each purchase and only sell solid gold jewellery with an official UK hallmark stamp. This means you can rest assured that you are getting a high-quality product and are investing your money in the right place.

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