9 Affordable Gold Earrings That Look *So* Expensive (But Cost Less Than $100)

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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.

KINN

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.

Tiny Ball Dot Earrings

$50

KINN

Wear these little studs with everything you own for any and every occasion.

Donut Earrings

$38

Bing Bang

Studs with a graphic take, these will feel so cool on your ears.

Lightweight Hoops - Medium

$95

Vrai&Oro

Vrai&Oro's dainty hoops are maid from 14k gold wire for a subtle take on the classic style.

Single Gold Loop Earring

$30

Kathleen Whitaker

A single earring feels so unexpected, especially when it's in such an organic form like this 14k gold style.

Hug Hoops

$100

Melissa Joy Manning

The hug hoops are a popular design for jewelry brand Melissa Joy Manning, and with good reason: The pieces are handmade with recycled 14k gold and simple enough to leave on every day.

Single Round Wire Ear Cuff

$50

Zoè Chicco

Looking for something that'll add a little extra oomph to your go-to pair? This 14k gold option is it.

Mini Star Pearl Earpins

$72.83

Nalin Studios

With these, you get a classic along with everyone's favorite jewelry trend of the moment, pearls. These are handmade in Spain with 18k gold, and are a small size that provides a delicate addition to your outfit.

Small Hoops

$49

Mejuri

You can throw these 14k gold earrings on with a white tee and jeans every day of the week — they're that versatile.

Gold Ball Studs

$50

Aurate

Pair these 14k gold earrings with a statement pair — they're the perfect complement to jewelry that's more over the top.