I’d like to officially thank whomever invented the ear cuff–THANK YOU. These little, half-circle pieces of metal often outfitted with gems or sometimes shaped geometrically, have redefined the jewelry game. With the introduction of these often lower cost jewelry items into the industry, fashionistas and trendsetters everywhere began to search for the perfect “Ear Stack.” In my eyes, this was amazing because let’s be honest, how many rings can I fit on my ten fingers before looking to other body parts to do the same! The ear cuff is also an ideal invention for someone like me who has three piercings in my earlobes but cringes at the thought of getting others anywhere above said lobe. In fact, I actually used to have the very top of my ear pierced–what is that called, a helix piercing?! Anyway, it hurt like hell and I was having a tough time sleeping because anytime I rolled onto that ear which had the piercing, I would wake up immediately and in pain! It didn’t help that a few weeks after it was done, I was performing on my school’s dance orchesis team and backstage during a quick wardrobe change it got caught on my shirt. Needless to say, as I ran out on stage to do my final Will Smith, “Wild, Wild West” routine, and blood was slowly dripping down the side of my face, I took that piercing out once and for all that night! I haven’t been more satisfied with a rash decision than that incident and couldn’t be happier it closed up quickly.
Ear cuffs are the perfect alternative for someone like me–a little sketched out by getting pierced but also not really sure if you’re going to want that hole in your ear 10 years from now. Ear cuffs easily “squish on and squish off,” as I like to put it. Luckily, all the cuffs I’ve tried on have some flexibility to them where you can adjust the comfort level once on. Everyone’s ears are different, just like fingers, with rings coming in different sizes, ear cuffs usually come one size fits most. Make sure you play around with the ear cuff and begin to feel comfortable with it. I own a few (as shown above) and my Paige Novick double diamond ear cuff is so comfortable I forget I’m wearing it sometimes.
I personally own one from Paige Novick, two from Antoanetta Jewelry, and one from Vada Jewelry featuring grey pearls which is really cool and edgy. The two tiny huggie earrings worn in the photo are pairs of earrings I’ve never taken off since receiving them last month–by Stacy Nolan Jewelry, they fit my ear so well. And the long dangle earrings are by Shaesby, my newest summer obsession. These are my fun, summertime earrings.
I saw some really great ear cuffs while at Couture as well as searching online. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites here, with clickable links for you to purchase and see details! Enjoy!
>> And be sure to send me your ear stack photos once you’ve added some cuffs to your look. Just tag me and hashtag #GemGossipEarStack