This Earring Trend Is Going To Take Over In 2017

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What ear climbers, suspenders and hoops were to 2016, single statement earrings are to 2017. Picking up speed among the style set, the trend is a riff on sculptural statement earrings, and it’s the ultimate cool-girl way to put an individual stamp on your look. Go clean and simple with a single, or create a cool mishmash by adding studs, crawlers and ear-jackets to the mix. Pro tip: This is also a savvy hack for giving new life to lonely old favorites who’ve lost their mates. Here, we tapped jewelry designer Paige Novick for her take on the trend and why it’ll be everything in 2017. Plus, shop our edit ahead.

Adam Katz Sinding

Single Statement Earrings

Curved Bar Single Statement Earring With Pearl Detail

$1,330

Paige Novick

Why a single statement earring?

"It's the right dose of chic, modern edge—perfect for today's sculptural silhouettes."

Single Diamond Pavé Suspender Earring With Pearl Detail

$870

Paige Novick

What inspired your design?

"I focus on promoting individuality through my jewelry, and I love the idea of one and done. When I first started singles, no one took them seriously, but now they're de rigueur. Of course, people still ask me if I've lost an earring but, hey."

How can you wear a single statement earring?

"Scale up or down. Going to work? Wear a hoop earring on one side and either nothing or a small stud on the other. On a date, opt for something with movement. Holiday party or black-tie? Go for drama with a mega-size sculptural style. The most important element is confidence. Wallflowers need not apply."

Diamond Pavé Oval Link Sculpture Single Statement Earring

$2,000

Paige Novick

Diamond Pavé Curved Bar Single Statement Earring

$1,690

Paige Novick

Open Oval Two Part Single Hoop With Full Diamond Pavé

$2,335

Paige Novick

Anais Noir 18-Karat Gold, Rhodium-Plated and Diamond Earring

$595

Maria Black

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Gold Tick Tock Earring

$495

Paige Novick for Tibi

Long Face 14-Karat Gold Earring

$425

Sarah & Sebastian

XL Disk Dangle Earring

$400

Loren Stewart

D Wire-Drop Earring

$375

Julia Wolfe

Hook Small Gold-Dipped Earring

$325

Charlotte Chesnais

Pavé Diamond & Gold Short Bar Arrow Earring

$325

Hirotaka

White Topaz Trillion Threader

$285

Arc Stabile Earring

$231

TARA 4779

Charlotte Single Hook Earring

$212

Jezebel London

Gold-Plated Crystal Earrings

$155

Cornelia Webb

Ruit Drop Chain Earring Gold Single

$57

Dutch Basics

Serendipity Ear Crawler

$46

Amarilo