Solid Gold Stud Earrings for Spring

The stud earring is a jewelry essential that you’ll likely always find in your ear (even if you’ve misplaced one or two before). And now that more sustainable options like lab grown and recycled gold are easier to come by, there’s no reason why the staple shouldn’t be the centerpiece of your jewelry wardrobe.

Whether you’re looking to add a little something extra or just revamp your studs for spring, these solid gold earrings are sure to elevate any look. And as a bonus, they’re all made in the U.S.

For a classic, minimal style that will never go out of fashion, this 14-karat gold hoop from local brand Family Gold is an ideal option. Its small size makes it perfect for everyday wear or a second hole addition to an existing pair of studs. And because it’s crafted from ethically sourced metal, the price is right.

While you might be tempted to opt for a diamond stud, Landau solid gold stud earrings says that it’s best to keep things simple, especially in the case of everyday styles. “Around a half-carat is the perfect size for any earring,” she says. “It isn’t too large, but it’s enough to make a statement.”

If you want to experiment with more statement earrings, consider this textured 14-karat gold stud from local brand Satinski, which comes in a variety of shapes that are perfect for mixing and matching. It’s also an ethically sourced piece that has been certified to be free of conflict minerals.

Another option that is more than just a solid stud is this dangling crescent moon earring from Local Eclectic. Its oxidized finish gives it an antique feel, making it the perfect complement to a laid-back outfit. And it’s a great way to support an independent jeweler and local economy.

To avoid getting your studs stuck on hair, sheets or other items, wear them with a little bit of space between the post and your earlobe. And to maintain their shine, keep them away from sweat, hair products, lotions and perfume — all of which can cause fine jewelry to tarnish faster than you’d expect.

If you’re thinking of getting a new pair of studs or adding to your collection, check out this guide from Reviewed, which features the best in high-end, mid-range and affordable styles. You can also shop a selection of the best studs at Bloomingdale’s, which includes both natural and lab-grown diamonds, as well as styles from brands that offer both sustainable and conflict-free options. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or your bestie, these solid gold earrings will elevate any ensemble.