Innovative earring design

LJS tutor Anna Campbell looks at some innovative earring designs for inspiration

I am a big fan of pinterest for finding and sharing beautiful jewellery designs and I have noticed a trend for some unusual and innovative earring designs.

Front and back earrings

Traditionally earrings are designed to be seen front on but this new trend for front and back earrings means they are more versatile as they can often be worn two ways. The focus on the back of the earring means that there is something to be seen from the back of your head.

back to front earrings

These pearl earrings worn by Emma Watson have a smaller pearl stud at the front and a larger one at the back. Source: Silverstella


reversible stud earrings

These earrings are pearls on one side and sterling silver and cubic zircona on the other and can be worn


back to front earrings

These earrings from Rebecca Minkoff feature a stylised hook coming from the back around to the ear lobe.


back to front earring

I love this geometric design from Laonato on Etsy


back to front earrings

These are rose gold plated and available from Astrid and Miyu


back to front earrings

These bronze and silver mixed metal earrings are from Crusoe jewelry


Ear climbers

Ear climbers, sometimes called vines, are often studs with an additional piece of wire so they stay in place ‘climbing’ up the ear rather than hanging down.


ear climbers

These ear climbers, as worn by Jennifer Lawrence, are similar to more well known ear cuffs.



ear climbers

Diamond and white gold ear climbers available in Bloomingdales


ear climbers

Moonstone ear climbers by Leah Alexandra


ear climbers

Jack Vartanian’s yellow gold and black rhodium ear climbers

Have you made any front and back earrings or ear climbers? We’d love to see your take on this trend so please share pictures of your work with us on our facebook page or on twitter.

Anna Campbell is a tutor at the London Jewellery School and runs her own jewellery business Campbell Hall Designs. She sells online from her website and at the Things British shop in Greenwich, London.



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