From hoops to studs to jackets and solitaires, there’s a lot to know about the wonderful world of earrings! The good news is that even if you’re new to this delightful and unique accessory, our earring basics guide will help you better understand the many different types of earrings out there so you can choose the one that’s best for you! 

Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings are designed to circle from the front to the back of the earlobe. They can be small or large, covered in gemstones or metal only. Their versatility makes them one of the most popular and timeless options for every type of face. Whether out for a night on the town or at a business meeting, hoop earrings always look stunning, but they particularly stand out on square-shaped faces, adding a unique symmetry that makes them both eye-catching and appealing. 


Studs take earrings back to basics and feature simply a single diamond or gemstone (or clusters of diamonds or gemstones). They may also be made of yellow gold or white gold and designed in simple shapes like balls or hearts. They lay right up against the earlobe and are generally small. Their unique design makes them noticeable, but not the focal piece of your ensemble, which is just how they’re designed to be.


Dangle Earrings

Elegant and sophisticated, dangle earrings really bring out and accentuate your natural beauty. Also known as drop earrings, the unique look of this style can be modern and contemporary, or fun and casual to suit your look. We offer a wide range of gemstone dangle earrings to perfectly complement your style so be sure to ask to view our many unique pieces or have something specially made just for you! 


A must-have for your wardrobe, solitaires are a classic. Their beauty lies in their simplicity and they feature a single diamond against a beautiful metal backdrop. Although technically you can consider solitaires as studs, not all studs are solitaires since they may have more than one diamond. 


Climbers start at the earlobe and make their way up the ear. A wire in the back of the ear helps to keep the earring stable and create the look of the piece “climbing” up the ear (hence the name). This popular trend is relatively new (as far as earrings go) but these earrings have such a show-stopping presence that you shouldn’t be surprised if they keep gaining in popularity! 

We invite you to browse all of our beautiful earrings, including studs, solitaires and more at our Houston jewelry showroom. Browse our diamond earrings, emeralds, sapphires and more to find the perfect look for everyday and special events!