EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Jewelry designer Mercedes Salazar says her favorite part of the creative process is drawing her pieces by hand. Crafted using traditional techniques, these earrings have bright-blue resin dreamcatcher fans set with colorful beads and pearls, and are trimmed with magenta tassels. The gold-plated clip fastening is comfortable for sensitive ears.
Ear climbers are a favorite among style icons Zendaya, Emma Watson and the Hadid sisters. Made from rhodium-plated brass, Kenneth Jay Lane's pair has two rows of cubic zirconia baguettes and a discreet hook to ensure the glamorous style stays perfectly in place.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Referencing her background in art and sculpture, Annie Costello Brown's jewelry is defined by its clean lines and graphic forms. These handmade gold-tone 'Mini Pompom' earrings are lightly hammered for texture and feature half moon, circle and rectangular shapes delicately linked together. They look cool worn as a pair or one at a time.
Aurélie Bidermann's 'Cheyne Walk' earrings take their name from Chelsea's historic riverside boulevard, known for its elegant architecture and famous residents. Every bit as refined as the moniker suggests, this pair is handcrafted from gold-plated brass and strung with freshwater pearls. The simple design ensures they work with any outfit, from denim jackets to evening dresses.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Mercedes Salazar often draws inspiration from her hometown of Bogotá, Colombia, known for its modern and colonial architecture. Handcrafted from gold-plated brass, these filigree 'Fiesta' clip earrings are adorned with lustrous pearls to outline the intricate shape. Balance the oversized proportions with a neat bun.
Yvonne Léon posted a picture of Parisian style icon Loulou De Saison wearing her seahorse earring on Instagram, and we love how she stacked two in one ear. Part of the 'Animal' collection, this single piece is handmade from 18-karat gold encrusted with tsavorites that gleam against the blackened setting. The eye and nose are highlighted by pink sapphires and diamonds.
Mercedes Salazar's clip earrings are part of her 'Bird' collection, inspired by the colorful creatures that fly over the jungles, deserts and forests of Latin America. Handmade by artisans, this lightweight gold-plated pair is carved from black resin in the shape of a toucan and strung with long tassels. Sparkling crystals outline the playful shape.
Oscar de la Renta's gold-plated earrings have painted matte-pink petals that resemble a blossoming lotus flower. Sizable yet lightweight, this pair sits on the edge of your lobe and has comfortable clip fastenings to keep them in place. Show them off with swept-back hair.
We first spotted Ellery's 'Siouxsie' earrings on the futuristic Spring '18 runway. Cast from gold-plated brass, this surprisingly lightweight pair has a curved silhouette and falls just past your jawline. Keep them in focus with a sleek ponytail.
The organic shape of Monica Vinader's delicate 'Riva' earrings is inspired by the shorelines of the Italian Riviera. They are finished with 0.12-carats of pavé diamonds nestled in a pretty rose gold vermeil setting. Wear this lightweight pair day or evening.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Hoop earrings are a must-have this season, and the bigger the better, so we asked Chan Luu to create some that are lightweight and comfortable. This gold-plated pair is outlined with delicate beads attached by threads and faceted to catch the light. Wear yours with smaller ones in other piercings.
Balenciaga has revived its first ever monogram for the Resort '18 collection. Shaped to resemble classic tie pins, this slim pair is made from palladium-tone brass and threads through your lobe by unscrewing the cylindrical tips.
Kenneth Jay Lane's jewelry has been spotted on stylish women like Sarah Jessica Parker and Zendaya. These gold-plated earrings have clip fastenings and are punctuated with clear resin hoops. While oversized, this pair is surprisingly lightweight and versatile enough to wear with almost anything.
When it comes to creating earrings, Marni's philosophy is 'the bigger, the better', which is why we turn to the Italian label when we want to really make a statement. Surprisingly lightweight, this pair is made from polished gold-plated brass that's strung with mushroom-hued horn and topped with faceted black crystals.
This burnished gold-plated brass earring was worn as part of the opening look in Gucci's Pre-Fall '17 presentation. It has an open hoop shape anchored by faux pearls and topped with the label's logo. Channel the brand's styling and team it with eclectic prints.
Chloé's gold-tone 'Darcy' earrings are tipped with flawless Swarovski pearls designed to appear as though they are floating beneath the lobe. We think this pair works particularly well with a dewy, natural-looking complexion - shop all the best products in our beauty edit.
Oscar de la Renta's 'Falling' earrings are designed to look like a pretty bouquet of blossoming flowers. Surprisingly lightweight, this statement pair has glossy acetate petals, intricately corded baubles and gold-tone beads that fall just below the jawline. Let the bold red hue pop against neutral colors or heritage checks.
Marni's earrings are made from geometric resin charms in horn-effect salmon and brown hues. The white button is backed with a gold-tone clip fastening, so you don't have to have piercings to tap into the statement trend.
Buccellati's jewelry is handmade by highly skilled artisans in Milan. Part of the iconic 'Macri' collection, these earrings are cast from brushed 18-karat gold created using the label's signature 'rigato' technique - a time-honored process that involves hand-engraving the surface stripe by stripe. They're set with 0.14-carats of glistening diamonds inlaid in 18-karat white gold that features star-shaped 'ornato' etchings.
Gucci's earrings are striped with red and glittered green enamel reminiscent of the house's instantly recognizable webbing. Made from gold-tone brass, this oversized pair is dotted with shimmering crystals and centered with the label's signature interlocking 'GG' motif. They come in a branded presentation box so are perfect for gifting.
Loree Rodkin's earrings are anchored by Maltese crosses set with 1.06-carats of diamonds - a talisman associated with protection and the knights of Saint John. They're hand-cast from 18-karat white gold and beautifully decorated with 3.36-carats of brown diamond briolettes and 7.40-carats of moonstone gems.
Ippolita's earrings are part of the brand's 'Lollipop' collection. Handcrafted from glistening 18-karat gold, this pair is set with faceted blue topazes that beautifully catch the light. Wear them as your everyday signature.
Chan Luu's earrings have delicate chains that thread seamlessly through the lobe. Handcrafted from gold-plated silver, this pair is anchored by a thin bar and row of tiny pearls that sway gently with every step. Wear yours for evening with swept-back hair.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. These mismatching earrings are part of Percossi Papi's 'Sun and Moon' collection. Handcrafted in a small atelier in the heart of Rome, this pair is cast from polished gold-plated brass and detailed with blue topaz, sapphires and miniature pearls. The glossy enamel is carefully applied using the traditional Cloisonné technique.
It should come as no surprise that Miuccia Prada is one of our most-loved designers - her pieces are always so cool and unique, and these Miu Miu earrings are no exception. Made in Italy from gold-tone brass, they're set with sparkling crystals and have an enameled daisy drop. Pull your hair back to show them off.
Flowers are at the heart of Marni's design DNA and the label re-imagines them in a totally fresh way each season. First spotted in white at the label's Resort '18 presentation, these earrings feature silver-tone arcs tipped with black crystals. The pale-blue poplin petals are detailed with burnt edges that make them stand out even against similar pastel shades.
Kym Ellery infuses her jewelry collections with the same sense of modernity as her ready-to-wear. Cast from gold-plated silver, these 'Supercluster' hoop earrings are embellished with oversized sculptural plaques suspended from delicate chains. Wear them to frame off-the-shoulder necklines.
Inspired by seashore treasures and the glamour of southern Italy, Monica Vinader's 'Siren' earrings are set with raw-cut amazonite. The polished rose gold vermeil settings are shaped around them to showcase the unique beauty of each stone. Wear yours with the coordinating bracelet.
Arme De L'Amour founder Ivana Berendika is inspired by the geometric patterns of Emilie Flöge's dresses. Referencing the architectural lines and shapes, these gold-plated brass earrings have a wavy hoop silhouette and rectangular cutouts. Wear yours with the coordinating ear cuff.
Kenneth Jay Lane's 'Starburst' earrings are made from clear cubic zirconia set in a cluster of three silver-tone stars. Light-catching and evocative of the night sky, they remind us of the costume jewelry designer's vintage creations loved by Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. Let yours shine by pairing them with a monochrome outfit.
Browse any fashion blog or stylish Instagram feed and you'll spot so many influencers wearing arty, oversized earrings. Marni's pair is strung with yellow resin drops, faux pearls and blue and red crystals. The fastenings and settings are cast from gleaming gold-plate.
Statement earrings are essential to any accessory edit, especially weightless styles like this pair by Kenneth Jay Lane. Made from gold-plated metal, they have polished studs that are suspended with large, faux shell discs. Showcase them with an off-the-shoulder dress and swept-back locks. -- Bell-back fastening for pierced ears
Marni's earrings are cast from gold-tone brass and strung with red horn that's sculpted to resemble a blooming flower. Surprisingly lightweight, this nearly shoulder-grazing pair is punctuated with crystal-embellished strands for a shimmering finish. We love how they pop against a monochrome palette.
Ippolita Rostagno describes her pieces as cool enough to covet, classic enough to keep. These timeless earrings are handmade from 18-karat gold and hammered into a miniature ball shape. Wear yours every day and to any occasion.
Anita Ko's contemporary jewelry is designed with the modern woman in mind. Encrusted with 0.95-carats of sparkling diamonds, this single 18-karat rose gold earring has a delicate chain that drapes from the stud and hangs beneath the lobe. Wear yours with this cuff from the collection.
Alison Lou's heart-shaped earring is filled with glossy red enamel – the designer's favorite material to work with. Cast from 14-karat gold, it's framed by 0.75-carats of sparkling diamonds. Mix and match yours with other pieces from the collection.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. With a passion for art and history, master jeweler Diego Percossi Papi often looks to the Baroque and Renaissance periods for inspiration. These 24-karat gold-plated silver earrings are intricately decorated with amethysts, sapphires and seed pearls, as well as delicate chains that beautifully sway as you move. The mismatched sun and moon motifs are hand-painted with cloisonné enamel in shades of lavender, violet and storm-blue.
For Resort '18, Oscar de la Renta's Co-Creative Directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia drew inspiration from the tropical feel of the jungle. These botanical earrings are made from lightweight horn that's carved into an oversized monstera leaf and topped with a gold-plated monkey. Keep them in focus with swept-up hair.
Bibi Marini's 'Sundrop' earrings are one of the brand's best-selling styles - add the red or gold versions to your collection, too. Crafted by artisans, the interlocking hoops are wrapped with peach silk yarns and threaded with delicate beads, marble and mother-of-pearl.
Hirotaka's earring is adorned with a South Sea pearl - cultured on the shores of Indonesia, they're among the most coveted in the world because of their striking size and tonality. This piece has been handcrafted in Japan from a slender 10-karat gold chain and bar that threads through the lobe and hangs gently for subtle movement. -- Hook fastening for pierced ears - Pearl: Indonesia - NET-A-PORTER.COM is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council - Made in Japan