How to Wear Drop Earrings

What are Drop Earrings and How Do You Style Them?

Our signature drop earrings — they’re a favorite for a reason! Drop earrings are earrings that “drop” just below the earlobe and typically feature a stationary gemstone, bead or charm at its base. Unlike statement earrings, women’s drop earrings can be styled for the everyday and are super versatile to pair with a curated ear or other accessories.

Discover Our Women’s Drop Earrings

Browse our selection of women’s drop earrings available in a variety of stunning silhouettes and classic metals.

Everyday Essentials

Looking for the perfect pair of drop earrings to wear every day? Opt for one of our signature drop earring styles like the Lee, Abbie or Sophie Drop Earrings. Each of these silhouettes is available in a variety of metals and materials to complement your style. You can also find the Abbie and Lee Drop Earrings at the Color Bar® where you can customize your own with a favorite gemstone! Love to make a statement? Discover our larger Elle Drop Earrings, too.

Demi-Fine Classics

Explore our selection of Demi-Fine drop earrings to find a pair in timeless, high-quality metals like 18k Gold Vermeil and Sterling Silver. We love the simple yet sparkling Blakely Sterling Silver Drop Earrings in Rainbow Moonstone and our go-to Lee Sterling Silver Drop Earrings in Ivory Mother-of-Pearl. For an iridescent twist, opt for the Lee Drop Earrings in White Sterling Opal.

Fine Jewelry Favorites

Whether you’re looking for a pair of women’s drop earrings for yourself or to give as a gift, you can’t go wrong with a pair from our Fine Jewelry collection, featuring everlasting metals like 14k Yellow and White Gold. Choose the Matilda 14k Yellow Gold Drop Earrings in White Diamond for some dramatic shimmer. Or, wear the Elisa 14k Yellow Gold Interlocking Drop Earrings in White Diamond for an effortless mixed metal look.

Styling Women’s Drop Earrings

Elevate your go-to look with drop earrings that suit your style.

Stick with the Basics

Tried and true basics like our Lee Drop Earrings are easy to wear every single day. Select these petite earrings in your favorite stone, like Iridescent Drusy or White Kyocera Opal, to showcase your personal style.

Create a Curated Ear

The curated ear is in — so make it your own with a pair of your favorite drop earrings as the focal point. Then, add a couple of complementary single studs or elegant huggie earrings to complete the look. We’re obsessed with adding a couple of unique single studs to each ear for a personalized style — our tiny Letter Studs in 18k Gold Vermeil are a must!

A Mixed Metal Moment

Create some contrast by wearing a pair of drop earrings in your favorite metal. Then, pair them with other accessories in a different metal. For example, choose a classic set of Gold drop earrings, then create a Silver layered necklace style.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drop Earrings

Can you wear a necklace with drop earrings?

Yes, you can wear a necklace (or multiple!) with drop earrings. Drop earrings only hang at the ear lobe and they are not as eye-catching as statement earrings, so they lend themselves to easy styling with other accessories.

What’s the difference between dangle and drop earrings?

Drop earrings are stationary and sit right at the ear lobe level. On the other hand, dangle earrings create some movement, typically hanging below the ear lobe.

When can you wear drop earrings?

You can wear drop earrings to any event — whether you’re looking for an everyday pair for the office or a sparkling set for a night out. For an everyday pair, choose a classic set of metal drop earrings. Or, for a more eye-catching set, choose drop earrings that feature some Diamonds or a colorful gemstone.