The best men’s earrings for every occasion in 2022

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Jul 25, 2022

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As more and more men finally welcome a wider selection of jewelry into their wardrobes, there could arguably still be one final frontier in the men’s jewelry game: earrings.

Sure, jewelry like necklaces, bracelets, and rings have undeniably become more popular accessories for men, but some men still have reservations about wearing earrings as a way to express their style.

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The recent increase in the acceptance of men’s jewelry is largely due to a younger, more open-minded generation challenging societal and cultural gender norms when it comes to men’s clothing. And no, we’re not suggesting that everyone should wear earrings, but we do say that like other jewelry, they’re a surefire way to amp up your look. In short, we highly recommend them.

And, if you’re not pierced yet, we’re here to help you put together that collection of earrings. Below, take your pick from our roundup of the best earrings for men right now. From pendants to pearls and every style in between, there’s bound to be a piece you’d want to add to your ever-growing jewelry pile.

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Best Gold Earrings

Classic hoop earrings in 9k yellow gold

Of course, no earring collection is complete without hoops. But if you want to add a bit more flair to your assortment, you can’t go wrong with Tom Wood’s 9ct yellow gold hoop earrings. These are as classic as they are flexible.

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best silver earring

Aeri silver single earring

Wearing a single earring is a style statement in itself, and it doesn’t have to be too flashy either. Miansai stands for exactly that with this graceful single silver earring. Path to follow.

Best Pearl Earrings

pearl earrings

Style icons ranging from Lil Nas X to Shawn Mendes prove once and for all that pearls are for everyone. Get on board with this terrific pair from Hatton Labs, who make all of their pieces by hand in London’s famous jewelry district.

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Best Earrings

Ball Stud Earrings

Studs are a staple item worthy of inclusion in the finest jewelry collections. Even better if it’s a stylish ensemble by one of the most influential fashion designers of our time. And these turquoise ball studs do the trick.

Best Dangle Earrings

Silver cross dangling earrings

Marcelo Burlon County of Milan

Drop earrings run the gamut from simple to swish, making them a great choice for expressing your personality. This pair from the Milanese fashion label which features the brand’s instantly recognizable cross logo set in a soft green strikes the sweet spot.

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Linear Bar Labret Earring

The British jewelry powerhouse’s linear range includes a solid 14k gold piece that is sure to be the talk of the town. Ideal for mix and match, this labret earring fits your helix, as well as the upper, lower and upper lobe.

Stainless steel earrings for men

These silver stainless steel hoop earrings bearing the Hilfiger name are your go-to companions for casual times as well as any occasion that might see you dress down.

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Only the distinctive baroque style of Italian jeweler Emanuele Bicocchi can transform standard hoop earrings into wearable works of art in 24k gold-plated sterling silver. And everything is done by hand. Point taken.

Silver triangle-shaped earrings with crystals

There are plenty of decent clip-on earring options out there that don’t look like something you grabbed from your niece’s Happy Meal. Seoul-based We11done solves that dilemma with impeccable style, as these triangle-shaped stunners show.

These DIY inspired pushpin nails are anything but the work of amateurs. Crafted in 14k white gold and polished to rhodium plating, these earrings will be the highlight of literally any outfit.

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