This Week I Love …

… ear jackets, crawlers, and duet earrings.

I’m still a bit amazed that new types of earring could be created AT ALL, and tickled that these three styles have become more mainstream and wearable since they first showed up on celebs walking the red carpet. They’re edgy, off-kilter, and not likely to suit everyone’s taste, but if you’re curious to try ear jackets, ear crawlers, or duet earrings, here are a few styles I’m ogling these days:

pulso

Pulso Onyx Chandelier Bar Studs – $45

I own these, as evidenced by this weekend’s outfit post, and they are so lovely in motion. They’re also quite comfortable to wear and stay put without pinching at all. I have the onyx version, but I believe these are pearls. (Wanted you to see a close-up on them on!) 5% of Pulso’s profits are donated to a different charity each month.

cairo ear jackets

Baublebar Cairo Ear Jackets – $28

I own these, too, and they’ve turned out to be surprisingly versatile. I reach for them when a drop feels like too much, but a stud feels like not enough. They come in silver, gold, and rose gold, too.

ear jacket

Diamond Shield Ear Jacket Pin – $21.99

How cool is THAT? It’s sold as a single, but you could wear with a gold stud in the other ear, or try this similar ear pin minus the dangle.

sam edelman earrings

Sam Edelman Gold Textured Front Back Earrings – $35

I’ve got a slightly more claw-like version of these myself, and adore them. (Mine are shaped like this, but textured.) I worried that the heavy back would slip off on its own, but it’s quite secure. My pair drew a compliment from my 72-year-old dad. Surprised the heck outta me, but pleased me to no end.

noir ear jackets

nOir Jewelry Front and Back Drop Earrings – $19.56

These will be much subtler in their front-backery, but I bet they’ll be so graceful in motion.This pair also comes in gold. I love pretty much everything nOir designs – this mismatched pair with a spiky ear crawler is spectacular, too.

sunburst ear jackets

Renegade Silver Oxidized Sunburst Ear Jackets – $32

This pair is just sold as just jackets, which means you can swap in any post you like. Of course, you can do that with any ear jackets, but some styles are more conducive than others. These would look fab with a pearl or CZ stud.

duet earrings

Double-sided Ball Studs – $7.77

I’ve seen this style called “duet,” and although the look of the earrings takes some getting used to, I love that name. The larger ball sits behind your lobe and just peeks out. When the back ball is really large it can look droopy and almost painful, but these two are close enough in size that they just look unusual and eye-catching.

Anyone else digging this trend? Are you partial to ear jackets, crawlers, duets, or all of the above?

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  • Stephanie

    I haven’t tried the other styles, but I have a pair of crawlers I love, and I’ve been eyeing more. My hair is short enough to constantly expose my ears, and crawlers give more visual interest than a single stud with a lower profile than a dangling earring, similar to what you mentioned above.

  • poodletail

    You just pushed me to try a pair of double-ball earrings, Sal. I’ve been eyeing this look for months and have hesitated but this sparkly pair pushed me to order them. I’ll let you know …

  • Anamarie

    All the above! I started out with the large pearl oversize double-sided studs – I really like the look of the Mise en Dior tribal earrings, but was not interested in paying $700 for a pair of imitation pearl earrings (and they were sold out everywhere anyway!) I finally found a good copy on Etsy about a year ago. I have since purchased a few more pairs of double-sided earrings, small “earcrawler” earrings, and ear jackets. I rarely wear traditional earrings anymore!

  • MitzyG

    I have about 10 pair of those Duets or whatever they are called. I love them, but you do have to be careful and not get ones where the post is too long or they look funny. I found a company online that offers them in tons of colors and went a little crazy buying all the colors. Then my daughters got me some for Christmas. No one around here wears them and I love them.
    I want some crawlers.

  • I love them. Unfortunately I am allergic to anything which is not gold or silver. And these are not real gold… Bummer.
    Greetje
    (Yes I know, I am high maintenance haha)