The 23 Best Earrings for Men: Studs, Hoops, and Everything Else

From Maison Margiela to Mejuri, these are the best men's earrings

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Sometimes a fire outfit just needs a little bit of razzle dazzle. While earrings might have been mostly associated with the rock stars (Prince and Kurt Cobain for example) and artsy types back in the day, in recent years men rocking earrings have become more commonplace. In fact, men's jewelry as a whole has become more popular, and there are plenty of brands that offer handsome earrings to go along with your equally handsome outfit in your capsule wardrobe. So how exactly does one go about perusing the best earrings for men on the market? Unlike other accessories (chains and bracelets to name a few) and pieces of clothing (like jeans), earrings are probably one of the easiest to shop for online—the best shot at getting it right on the first try so to speak.

From our choice for best hoops for men, Maison Margiela's Twisted Hoop Earrings ($425), to stud earrings like the Miansai Screw Stud ($45) we'll be taking a look at the best earrings for men on the market right now with a simple guide that we hope will be helpful as you're doing your research.

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The Best Earrings for Men at a Glance:

1. Maison Margiela Twisted Hoop Earrings

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Best Hoop Earrings for Men

  • Material: Sterling Silver
  • Earring type: Hoop

We'll start things off with a sterling silver hoop earring made by Margiela. Going for $425 and featuring a yellow-gold composition and twist detailing, this is a versatile (and durable) jewelry piece that can be paired with everything from a suit to a beach shirt. You're call on this one.


2. Jaxxon Classic Stud Earring

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Best Stud Earrings for Men

  • Material: Cubic Zirconia
  • Earring type: Stud

If you are looking for an affordable stud earring option, let us assist you with Jaxxon's Classic Stud earring, which is currently going for $79. Made with cubic zirconia, in addition to being beautiful, the earrings are also hypoallergenic which is a plus. Also a plus is the fact that they feature simulated diamonds that reflect the light in all directions. Kinda gnarly right?


3. Miansai Osiris Stud Earring

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Best Affordable Earrings for Men

  • Material: Silver
  • Earring type: Stud

Miansai Osiris offers a punk but still minimalistic stud earring for $45 that is sure to add that extra oomph to your outfit and compliment your face nicely. Made with sterling silver and blending together functionality and fashion, these stud earrings are easy to put on and compliment anything you are hearing (a blazer would really make this pop). Don't you just love playing around with fashion?


4. Dries Van Noten Silver & Purple Enameled Earrings

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  • Material: Brass
  • Earring type: Stud

Who said earrings have to automatically be in a gold or silver color? Definitely not us and Dries Van Noten doesn't agree with that concept either as they have their Silver & Purple Earrings which you can nab for $285. A stud earring sure to bring that extra pop that will have everybody checking you out, these are made with brass and meant to last as the material is one of the things you pay for when you cop a Dries Van Noten product. Fashion is supposed to be fun, and these are certainly fun.


5. Gucci "GG Running" Yellow Gold Earrings

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  • Material: Gold
  • Earring type: Dangling

Jewelry is one of the ultimate representations of luxury, and you purchase these very luxurious GG Running dangling earrings from luxury fashion house Gucci for $2,980. A vintage design Gucci says is inspired by the 1970s era in their history, the GG Running is made with nothing but pure gold, and they sure are beautiful. Should you invest and take care of them, you can pass these on from generation to generation.


6. Brilliant Earth Diamond Stud Earrings

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Brilliant Earth
  • Material: Diamond
  • Earring type: Stud

Brilliant Earth has a cool diamond stuff that will easily have you feeling like Birdman. Yeah you gotta drop a $275 bag, but it's a bag that's well worth it worth it when you see those lab grown round brilliant diamonds sparkling and shining bright at night. Brilliant Earth gives you the option of rocking with either white gold or yellow gold in terms of the colors, so have at it!


7. Maison Miru Classic Huggie in Rose Gold

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Maison Miru
  • Material: Rose Gold Plated Brass
  • Earring type: Hoop

You can rock this bad boy on virtually any part of your ear for only $65. Talk about versatility! Made with, *coughs,* 14k Rose Gold Plated Brass and still dynamic enough to be worn only by themselves without any other accompanying earrings—you definitely won't want to miss out on snagging these bad boys.


8. MAPLE Nevermind Engraved Earrings

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  • Material: 925 Sterling Silver
  • Earring type: Stud

Remind you of Nirvana circa the early 1990s doesn't? That's why we love them so much. These Silver Nevermind earrings don't break the bank either at the price of $105. Made with 925 sterling silver, all you have to do is fasten them and you instantly look like a boho punk rocker from the 90s.


9. Completedworks Silver H39 Earring

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  • Material: 925 Recycled Sterling Silver
  • Earring type: Hoop

This unique piece is brought to you exclusively by Completedworks. A statement piece sustainably made with 925 recycled sterling silver, not only are these earrings quite intriguing (and will definitely get you some questions on where you got them from), but they are also under $75. You typically don't get sterling silver (recycled sterling silver at that) for under $75, so we recommend taking full advantage.

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10. Vivienne Westwood Man Man. Allie Single Stud

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Vivienne Westwood
  • Material: Cubic Zirconia
  • Earring type: Stud

The legacy of Vivienne Westwood continues to live on. We've always admired the legendary's designer influence in punk fashion, and these $87 stud earrings are punk to the fullest. At the center of this piece is an oval cubic zirconia, and a cross top that's finished by polished metal framework. Inspired by Vivienne Westwood's idea of taking tradition into the future, these definitely give off a futuristic vibe for sure.


11. Frost NYC Mens Stud Diamond Earrings

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Frost NYC
  • Material: Diamond
  • Earring type: Stud

What did Rihanna say again? Oh yeah, shine bright like a diamond. You'll definitely be able to get your shine on these stud earrings from Frost NYC, which you can cop for the reasonable price of $577. In case you were wondering about the specs—that clocks in at 0.33 carats, 14K yellow gold.


12. Jedora Beau Hypoallergenic Steel Triangle Earrings

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  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Earring type: Hoop Triangle

A super easy pair of earrings to style, Jedora offers a huggie hoop earring in the form of a triangle that comes in multiple colors, and is also hypoallergenic. Additionally, these earrings are also waterproof, meaning you don't have to worry about them getting ruined if an earring accidentally falls off in the shower. Tons of cool features for the $39 price tag. Plus you can snag them in either a silver or gold color (or both if you wish).


13. Wolf & Badger Square Hoop Earrings

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Wolf & Badger
  • Material: Silver
  • Earring type: Square Hoop

A lil bling bling from Wolf & Badger ain't never hurt nobody. Carved in a square classic round shape, these earrings (which are cut entirely with silver) have quickly become a fan favorite amongst fans of the brand. Throw in the fact that they are only $60, and we can definitely see why they are number one amongst some Wolf & Badger lovers.


14. Givenchy Lock Earring

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  • Material: Metal
  • Earring type: Dangling

Givenchy gives you the lock to your key with their Lock Earring, which is made in a silver-polished metal. Edgy and sophisticated, this $300 earring will take your outfit to new heights. What we love most? The padlock with beveled and guilloche finishing as it gives the earring that "Givenchy" feeling that we all love from the brand. They'll ask you who you're wearing, and you'll be able to tell them Givenchy of course.


15. David Yurman Armory Hoop Earring

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David Yurman
  • Material: Sterling Silver
  • Earring type: Hoop

Inspired by the medieval era in Venice, David Yurman's Armory Hoop earring is a simple flex sure that is sure to catch the attention of anybody you walk by. Priced at $195, these earrings are the perfect blend of vintage and contemporary, and the material (sterling silver or yellow gold) is a fine durable one sure to last you a long while. As we just mentioned, David Yurman gives you the color option of sterling silver or yellow gold, so it's really up to you which one you decide to go with.


16. AllSaints Men's Point Stud

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  • Material: Sterling Silver
  • Earring type: Stud

Can we get a hip hop hooray for these $39 Point Stud earrings from AllSaints that you can cop via Nordstrom? Simple, preppy, and punk are the words that define these earrings—a must-have for anybody that likes to live life on the wild side a bit. Plus, how many people actually own a cone shaped earring? We'd venture to say not many, so you'll instantly standout.


17. Stephen Einhorn Drop Earrings

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Stephen Einhorn
  • Material: Sterling Silver
  • Earring type: Drop

It shouldn't have taken us this long to get to a pair of pearl earrings, but gents, we're here. These stunning pearl shaped drop earrings are made of sterling silver, and offers a fresh classic look that once again goes with everything in your closet. You can wear these $555 beauties to work or on for a date night (preferably the date).


18. Versace Men's Safety Pin Earrings

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  • Material: Brass
  • Earring type: Hoop

Give us a safety pin but make it Versace please and thank you. The Safety Pin earrings are an instant eye-catcher. Priced at $325, the earrings are also lead and nickel free (as is the case with all Versace jewelry), and a simple way to say "I have arrived." Protective of your health and stylish—you can always count on Versace.


19. Zales Diamond Textured Earrings

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  • Material: Sterling Silver
  • Earring type: Stud

If there's ever any doubt or confusion as to what earrings you should pair with your outfit, go with a diamond stud. It has never failed anyone and will never fail you. Zales has an awesome one made with sterling silver for $139 that gets the job done, with each earring boosting a square-shaped composite of round diamonds wrapped in a textured frame according to the brand. A beautiful earring for under $150 sure is hard to turn down...

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20. Tom Wood Classic Hoops

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  • Material: Silver
  • Earring type: Hoop

There's something to be said for a simple classic silver hoop. It's elegant and compliments the fit, but it's not too bold—it doesn't distract from what you are wearing. Tom Wood delivers a perfect earring in this regard—one that will really bring out those handsome facial features of yours.

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21. Swarovski Triangle Cut Earrings

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  • Material: Ruthenium plated, Zirconia
  • Earring type: Stud

And how about these $75 beauties that will spring a little extra pep into your step. Walking out of the house knowing you look good is the key to feeling good, and boy do these make you feel good. You can call us dramatic, but these are some of the most beautiful earrings we've seen recently, and considering that they are made with zirconia and are ruthenium plated—it looks like you're spending way more than just $75 folks.


22. Mejuri Mini Hoop

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  • Material: 14K Solid Gold
  • Earring type: Hoop

Mejuri is one of our favorite jewelry brands to shop from, and their Mini Hoop is one of our favorite earrings from them. You can rock it by itself, make it the second earring on your ear, the third earring on your get the point. Made with 14K solid gold (which Mejuri claims lasts forever), this is a rather magnificent earring to add to your collection don't you think?


23. Hatton Labs Sterling Silver & Cubic Zirconia Emerald-Cut Stud Earrings

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  • Material: Sterling Silver, Cubic Zirconia
  • Earring type: Stud

Hatton Labs is another one of our favorites when it comes to men's jewelry because of the sheer quality and beauty, something exemplified by their Sterling Silver & Cubic Zirconia Emerald-Cut Stud Earring which is made with, you guessed it, sterling silver and cubic zirconia. Simple and minimalistic but still an earring that catches attention, you'll for sure be the king of the town while wearing these.


FAQs about earrings for men:

Here are some frequently asked questions about earrings for men:

What size earrings are best for men?

There's no "right" or "wrong" answer here. The general rule as that any size of earrings can be what's best for you as that determination comes down to a personal style or preference thing. That said, from our personal observations over the years, we have seen studs as the most commonly worn and purchased by our male audience.

When did men start wearing earrings?

According to Amin Jewelers, the origins of men wearing earrings dates back at least to the late 1500s, as earrings are one of the oldest and most popular decorative artifacts that people use in different cultures, and used to be used as a symbol for power, bondage, and adornment. As the centuries have progressed that is no longer the case, but earrings have a very rich and vibrant history.

What earrings are in style for men in 2024?

The most popular earrings in style for men in 2024 are studs (which as we mentioned earlier seem to be the most popular for men), smaller hoops, and dangling earrings. These are the styles that we've seen the most by male models during fashion shows over these last several months.

Do earrings look good on guys?

As evidenced by its rich and powerful history, earrings have always looked good on guys, and the same is true for the year 2024.

The different types of earrings:

Obviously there isn't just one style of earrings to choose from, which is one of the things that makes jewelry super fun to play around with.

Studs: Studs are a minimalist style that tends to steel towards the smaller end. They can be placed on your earlobe, and if small enough, you can even experiment with placing them on different parts within your ear.

Hoop: Then there's the traditional hoop earring, which is a modern staple. They can range from a smaller one that hugs your earlobe to much larger style.

Drop Earrings: Drop earrings are earrings that fall/"drop" right below the earlobe. Drop earrings tend to be made with material like gold, silver, and platinum, and offer a refined elegant look.

Dangle Earrings: Dangle earrings describe themselves as they dangle and swing from side to side. Like drop earrings, dangle earrings fall just below the earlobe as well, and are another earring type that is very elegant.

Everything else: Additionally, there's plenty of other earring types to select from such as jacket earrings, threader earrings and plenty more. Also, if you're into body jewelry as a whole, there's some pieces of fake nose jewelry that can actually be placed on the outer part of your ear to created a pierced look. Of course you can actually get your outer ear pierced with accompanying jewelry, but it's quite painful, so we wanted to give that as an option.

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