Stud Earrings

Shop our beautiful range of stud earrings, including gold studs, sterling silver studs, gemstone and pearl studs, and diamond solitaire studs.

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Stud Earrings at Michael Hill

We offer a wide range of stud earrings crafted in precious metals, diamonds and gems. Browse our selection at Michael Hill to find the perfect piece to complete your outfit, or to gift to a loved one.

  • What are stud earrings?

    Studs are a style of earring that sit against your earlobe (or any part of your ear that’s pierced). They are different to hoop and drop earrings in that they don’t usually fall below your ear.

    There are many different types of stud earrings. Pieces crafted in precious metal, such as 10 ct gold or sterling silver, are the perfect essential styles for your jewellery wardrobe. They will last for life, so you can wear them again and again. They’re also very versatile for styling with other earrings, or matching with the rest of your jewellery.

    For additional sparkle, one of the most popular styles of studs are diamond solitaire earrings. These studs feature a single diamond in each earring, and offer simple elegance when worn alone or an extra touch of sparkle when paired with other jewellery.

    You can also find gemstone studs for an easy and stylish way to add a pop of colour to your look, and pearl studs which add an instant touch of elegance.

  • How do I style stud earrings?

    Studs are one of the most versatile earring types to style. For a simple yet elegant everyday look, slip on a pair of precious metal studs. You can create a look that’s perfect for you by choosing a shape that you love, and your favourite metal colour – whether sterling silver, white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold.

    Studs are perfect for pairing up with your other pieces of everyday jewellery, such as a chain or pendant necklace, your favourite rings, or a bracelet or watch. Match the metal colour of each piece to create a polished, put-together look. If you’d like to try mixing your metals, stud earrings are the perfect jewellery style to do it, as with their small size you can create a subtle mix.

    Stud earrings are also perfect for adding into a multiple-earring look. If you have a large statement stud, place it in your lowest piercing in your earlobe, and pair it with smaller studs graduating up your ear. You can also mix studs with hoop earrings and drop earrings to create a truly unique, sparkling and textured look. Just keep your largest earring in your lowest piercing, and scale up from there to create a balanced look.

  • What size are stud earrings?

    Stud earrings range from tiny styles to large statements. If you’re after a dainty style to add just a subtle touch of sparkle, try a ball stud, bar stud, or gemstone stud around 3mm – 4mm. For diamond solitaire earrings, try studs in the range of 0.15 – 0.3 carats for a hint of sparkle you can work into any jewellery look.

    Diamond solitaire earrings around 0.5 carats or larger will give you more of a statement look. And if it’s eye-catching sparkle you’re looking for, try a cluster or halo style diamond earring for a larger look. You can see how different diamond solitaire stud carat weights will look on you with our jewellery size guide.

    Precious metal, gemstone and pearl studs around 8mm or larger will give you a noticeable look, or you can go even larger for attention-grabbing shine.