Earcuff Mania

12th February 2020

Growing in popularity these past years, earcuff is for sure the most innovative piece of jewel for ears. Why restrict to drops, studs or pendants while you can embellish the entire ear?

Previously reserved for the Red Carpets and glamourous events, the earcuffs are now largely spread and requested even for an everyday-wear. This trend allows jewelers to deepen their creativity and to offer fantastic designs with daring shapes and extravagant lines. The jewel is interlaced with the ear, playing hide-and-seek, reappearing at the top and sparkling the upper part of the lobe.

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Waterfall Earcuff, Tasaki. 
Southe Golden Pearls, Akoya Pearls

But how does it hold?

No, you don’t need to pierce hundred holes in your ears. Sometimes you don’t even need one, as the earring remains thanks to a clip at the back of the setting. For wider earcuff, the top of the jewel will just grasp the entire ear, which will block the piece and stay in position. Depending on the shape, the earcuff might not fit as we don’t all have the shame physiognomy and it might just not be adapted to everyone.

Asymmetrical Earcuffs, by Piaget. Legends on the pictures.

How to wear them?

Most of the time, the pair of earrings are not symmetrical, it is rather composed of one earcuff and a stud or a smaller earring to counterbalance the weight and design. Some are even sold as a single piece, it is then up to the wearer to combine another earring together or wear it as a unique earring. It is a matter of taste and it should also fit the hairstyle to highlight the creation at its best.

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Panthère Earcuff, by Cartier

Diamonds, Onyx & Emeralds

If you’re looking for a fashionable and distinctive piece of jewelry that highlights your style, earcuffs are made for you! The below high jewellery creations are example of the wide variety of earcuff, offered by established brand such as Tasaki, Messika, Piaget and Yeprem. The designers enhance their products with precious materials like diamonds and pearls, set on a curved and twisted gold mounting.

Diamond Earcuffs, by Yeprem

Especially focus on its iconic Lierre de Paris collection, Boucheron plays with the asymmetry presenting voluminous earcuff and a smaller creative side. Tasaki is into abundance with these double Akoya pearls waterfall earcuffs. On the contrary, Cartier offers a single diamond earcuff in its Reflection and Etincelle jewelry lines, its iconic Panthère also jumps above the ear. Piaget released several floral and vegetal earcuffs for its Sunlight Escape and Golden Oasis collections, matching with a gem-stud. Messika, Yeprem and Repossi work on pear and marquise cuts diamonds cluster, expressing sensual and feminine lines.

Earcuffs, Various Brands. Legends on pictures.