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50 Expensive-Looking Earrings Under $50

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Are we living in a golden age of earrings? At the very least, all the conventional rules regarding hoops and studs have been broken: You don’t have to wear matching pairs, you don’t have to get extra piercings to look like you have more than one hole in each lobe (try a “crawler”), and a hoop doesn’t necessarily have to sit the way you thought it did. Moreover, you don’t have to look hard to find earrings that are much less expensive than they look — even the biggest-box clothing brands have seriously stepped up their game. And if you don’t want to bother looking at all, we’ve rounded up some of the best options you can buy online for under $50, from surprising studs to hoops of all shapes and sizes to big, bold, inspired statement pairs.


Shashi Celestine Stud Earrings
Stone and Strand Initial Earring

Note: This style is sold as a single earring.

Gldn Nora Earrings
Mejuri Single 360 Stud

Note: This style is sold as a single earring.

Anne Klein Gold-Tone Small Twisted Stud Earrings
Baublebar Button Stud Earrings
Baublebar Port Button Imitation Pearl Stud Earrings
Strut Jewelry Druzy Earrings
Gorjana Bryce Circle Stud Earrings
Marzipan Rose Earrings, Snow White
Estella Bartlett Pearl & Circle Earrings
MoonliDesigns Tiny Circle Earrings


Gorjana Taner Mini Hoops
RONLLNA Pearl Hoop Earrings
10KT Yellow Gold Diamond-Cut 2x20MM Hoop Earrings
Mejuri Nova Hoops
BP Enameled Rectangular Hoop Earrings
Mejuri Midi Hoops
Madewell Ridged Acetate Hoop Earrings
Pavoi Cuff Huggie Earrings
Madewell Hoop Earrings
Baublebar Sophea Pearl Hoop Earrings
Anthropologie Paper Clip Hoop Earrings
Mejuri Boyfriend Mini Hoops
Photo: Mejuri
Mejuri Boyfriend Mini Hoops
Nashelle Octagon Hoop Earrings

Climbers and crawlers

Anthropologie Trio Charm Crawler Earrings
MoonliDesigns Double Piercing
Gorjana Taner Ear Climbers
Baublebar Soraida Pearl Ear Crawlers
Asos Design Sterling Silver With Gold Plate Ear Crawler in Snake Design
Humble Chic Tiny Leaf Ear Climbers
Mily’s Design Minimalist Spring Bloom Ear Crawlers
Vintage Cubic Zirconia Ear Crawlers
Kate Spade Stargaze Ear Crawlers
Saskia Diez Silver Wire Single Ear Cuff
By Lia Jewels Star Ear Climber

Statements and danglers

Baublebar Topside Stud Earrings
Madewell Stacked Stones Statement Earrings
Sorelli Artisanal Statment Earrings
Baublebar Horizon Triple Starburst Drop Earrings
Stella and Ruby Ruby Drop Earrings
BaubleBar Mirador Link Drop Earrings
Knotty Crystal Fan Statement Hoop Earrings
Idealway Statement Orange Earrings
Simon Miller S750 Oval Earrings
Madewell Finespun Moon and Star Earrings
Shashi Angelina Earrings
8 Other Reasons Eve Earrings
8 Other Reasons Eve Earrings

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50 Expensive-Looking Earrings Under $50