Fine earrings are generally considered to be the most elegant and sophisticated pieces in a jewellery box. The popular accessories are available in a wide variety of styles, designs and gemstone choices, for pierced and unpierced ears.
Elegant style variations of fine earrings
Studs are one of the most popular styles of classic fine earrings. The small and compact earrings are designed to sit on the earlobe. Many vintage and retro style fine earrings show off brilliant cut round or square shaped diamonds and precious gemstones.
Cultured pearls are an elegant option for timeless and chic fine earrings. Traditionally used for stud earrings, pearls are also used for dangle drop styles.
Plain and simple hoop fine earrings are available in a variety of styles and sizes. Sleeper hoops are generally available in small to extra large sizes and are usually made from sterling silver. Decorative Creole style hoop designs are also available.
Stud hoops are smaller in size than most hoop fine earrings, and are typically embellished with gemstones. The hoops feature princess cut stones that are arranged in a half circle.
Drop and dangle fine earrings are available in a wide selection of shapes, sizes and styles. These elegant fine earrings hang down below the earlobe and often showcase precious gemstones.
Tasteful cluster style fine earrings typically feature a centrepiece stone that is enhanced with smaller complementary gemstones. Many fine earrings of this style have clip-on backs for easy wear.
Different precious metal types of fine earrings
Sterling silver is a popular metal choice for all styles and designs of modern, vintage and retro fine earrings. The polished finish complements all colours of gemstones.
Yellow gold fine earrings are available in 9K, 10K, 14K and 18K finishes. This metal is perfect for enhancing the appearance of many popular gemstones.
White gold has a high shine finish that enhances the appearance of the fine earrings that are adorned with peridot gemstones, rubies or sapphires.
Rose gold is a stylish alternative choice for modern fine earrings. Rose gold enhances the look of champagne coloured diamonds and pink topaz.
Alternative earring backs of fine earrings
Butterfly back fine earrings have a thin post with a butterfly shaped back. The post is inserted into the small hole in the centre of the butterfly. Lever back fine earrings have a post that goes through the piercing, and a latch that goes over the post at the back of the earlobe. Fine earrings that dangle generally have a French wire loop that slides into the piercing, and hangs down below. Hoop fine earrings have latch backs that also often include a hinged post.