Earring Guide: Must-Have Designs For A Timeless Collection

Earrings are the perfect accessories for every occasion. Whether you’re just running errands or you’re attending a super chic gala, an elegant pair of earrings always adds the perfect finishing touches to any outfit.

But with so many gorgeous earrings to choose from, it can seem difficult to pick your favorite one. Don’t worry, though. To help you with that, here’s a list of versatile earrings you need in your jewelry box.

Rose gold and diamond stud earrings
Sterling silver beaded hoop earrings


Whether you prefer small hoop earrings or bold designs, hoops are a must in any jewelry collection. After all, these earrings instantly make any outfit look super stylish. Not only that, but their minimalistic design allows for a variety of beautiful styles, such as diamond-encrusted, chunky, textured, and teardrop-shaped, to name a few.


Huggies are little hoop earrings that hug the earlobe. So, if you like the look of hoops but you prefer smaller earrings, huggies are perfect for you. The best thing about these earrings is that they elevate even the simplest of outfits in seconds. Not to mention, they’re the perfect earrings for creating a super stylish stack!

Yellow gold and diamond huggy earrings
Purple stone drop earrings

Drop earrings

Small drop earrings are the perfect everyday accessories, and long drops make for elegant statement pieces to wear on special occasions. Whether you prefer dainty designs or bold styles, the best part about drop earrings is that they move beautifully as you walk, catching the light and drawing attention to your face, making them incredibly flattering accessories.

Diamond earrings

Diamond earrings simply never go out of style - after all, diamonds are forever, right? Always a stunning option, diamond earrings are the perfect eye-catching accessories for any occasion. Whether you prefer diamond studs, hoops, huggies, or any other design, one thing is for sure: when you wear diamond earrings you radiate elegance.

Diamond dangle earrings
Diamond stud earrings


Studs are arguably the most versatile earrings you can have in your collection. They’re easy to style with everything from jeans and t-shirts to cocktail dresses. But the best part about stud earrings is the wide range of designs you have to choose from - from diamond studs to timeless pearl designs, your options are virtually endless.

Pearl earrings

Pearl earrings are simply timeless. But there's so much more to pearl earrings than the classic pearl studs we all know and love. Try out fresh takes on the classic, such as black or colorful pearl studs, baroque pearl earrings, pearl drops, and pearl studs with diamond halos. These designs are the best of both worlds: versatile and unique!

Pearl earrings with gold around them
Gold and two tone earrings

Gold earrings

Whether you prefer white, yellow, or rose gold, gold earrings are essential pieces to have in your jewelry box. After all, they’re incredibly elegant, super versatile, and never go out of style! Not to mention, between yellow gold hoops, white gold studs, rose gold dangles, and even two-tone gold designs, your options are endless.

Gemstone earrings

These earrings are a great way for you to add a fun and colorful touch to your outfits and brighten your day. You can wear gemstone earrings to add some glitz to an all-black outfit, create a monochromatic look based on the color of your earrings, or add even more color to an already colorful look. How fun is that?

Blue gemstone and diamond studs
Dangle earrings

How to style earrings like a pro

No matter which earring style is your favorite, have fun experimenting with new and different ways of styling your earrings. If you have multiple ear piercings, create stylish earring combos by pairing different styles, stacking them, and mixing metals and gemstones.

You can mix and match different designs to create a unique stack, wear mismatched earrings, or even wear only one earring at a time - your options are endless. Don’t be afraid to try out several combinations until you find your unique style!

Where to buy fine jewelry earrings in the Bay Area

Shreve & Co. offers a wide selection of earrings created by the world’s best jewelry designers.

Whether you’re looking for a simple pair of gold earrings to add to your everyday rotation, a lavish pair of diamond drop earrings to wear to a special occasion, or timeless pearl studs to give to spoil your loved one, we’ve got you covered.

Visit us on Post Street in San Francisco or in Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. And, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with our latest news and get some stunning jewelry inspiration!

Diamond cluster studs