Considering all of the new jewelry trends there are on the market today — whether it’s heart-shaped statement earrings, baroque pearls, or Lucite — having a few pieces that fall into the category of classics is always a welcome palette cleanser. Of course, as exciting as it can be to treat yourself to sparkling new baubles, shopping for jewelry can often leave you with an empty wallet (or a broken heart). Luckily, there are plenty of stylish brands with affordable gold earrings that will allow you to update your rotation of timeless jewelry without dipping too far into your bank account.
Whether you’re looking for a simple pair of studs to wear every day or layer with another one of your favorite pairs, having an arsenal of gold earrings is essential for every fashion lover. After all, it may be the clothes that make an outfit, but it’s accessories like jewelry that can really give a look that extra finesse. That said, if you’re planning on giving yourself a wide array of options (and even if you’re not) spending a massive sum on small pieces is never an appealing idea. Not to worry, though: You can get beautiful gold earrings for under $100, and these pieces will prove it.
You can never go wrong with a pair of everyday ball studs like the KINN Tiny Ball Dot Earrings, which are made with 14k solid gold and cost $50. Wear them for everyday occasions or add them to a larger earring stack. Want to wear something that will feel just slightly more of a statement? Wear the Donut Studs from Bing Bang, $38 for a graphic take on the classic stud.
Another simple everyday style to wear are hoops, and this $95 lightweight style from Vrai&Oro will be the perfect subtle addition to all your outfits. For the woman who likes a more modern approach, opt for Melissa Joy Manning's hug hoops, which are $100, still minimal, and made from recycled 14k gold.
Ready to start shopping? Scroll down to see more affordable gold earrings to add to your jewelry box, below.