12 Jewelry Trends for 2014: Stud Earrings

The annual 12 Jewelry Trends for 2014 list aims to serve as a guideline for store purchases in the new year, highlighting pieces and materials trending now, based on the clothing, color, red carpet, and real-life influences at work in the market. Stud earrings are the 12th and final trend on the list; here’s why they’re important for jewelers this year.

Stud earrings. These are an ideal to accent minimalist looks, as well as a fave (an unfortunate one, according to some) among Hollywood stars who often wear them to awards shows. Studs are also inherently wallet friendly, unisex, and available in designs as numerous as the celebrities who walk the red carpet. Give thanks to artists with track records for turning out super-cute and covetable stud styles. And a companion look that should be on your radar: single studs with decorative jackets.

Honora stud earrings

Box set of three sterling silver stud earrings with 9 mm black, white, and gray button-shape freshwater cultured pearls with an earring jacket, $175; Honora

Selin Kent studs

PJ studs in 14k gold, one with a chain, $515; Selin Kent

Kismet by Milka stud with jacket

Star stud with jacket in 14k gold with 0.19 ct. diamonds, $1,289; Kismet by Milka at Fragments

Tresor Collection stud earrings in tanzanite

Stud earrings in 18k gold with 3.2 cts. t.w. tanzanite and 0.47 ct. diamonds, $2,995; Trésor Collection

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