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Tiny But Mighty Huggie Earrings That Make a Statement

These huggie earrings are the ultimate in 24/7 style—they’re beautiful, comfortable, and handcrafted by independent shops.

Best huggie earring styles
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If you love a good small hooped earring but hate fiddling around with their (sometimes poke-inducing!) clasps, huggie earrings are for you. These particular earrings, which rest close to the earlobe and “hug” the ear, typically have either hinged or lever closings that are easy as pie to get on or off.

Somewhere in between a stud and a full hoop, huggie earrings deliver the all-day comfort of a stud earring, with that little extra touch of glam that a hoop offers. Seriously, one of the best earring styles for sure!

They’re small enough to feel like you’re wearing nothing throughout the day, and, depending on their material and finish, you won’t need to take them off to slumber either. Despite their understated design and ultimate comfort, huggie earrings can be chic enough to rake in all the compliments, too.

Whether you like a classic plain gold earring, or something a little more sparkly and eye-catching, we’ve put together a list of the best handcrafted huggie earrings that are sure to make a statement.

Best gold huggie earrings

For earrings that practically go with everything, choose from one of these handmade gold huggies.

1. Pearl drop 14K gold huggie earrings

Pearl drop huggie earrings from Etsy SHOP: 14K Gold pearl drop earrings from Everli Jewelry, $275

With their minimalist yet extremely elegant style, these 14K textured gold huggie earrings are handmade in New Jersey by Everli Jewelry, and feature delicate iridescent Keshi pearls that glisten in the light. Customers call them “perfect and simple,” and praise the quality and craftsmanship, as well as the seller’s stellar customer service.

2. Mini twist hoops

Mini twist hoop huggie earrings from Etsy SHOP: Huggie hoops from Gem & Blue, $35

If you’re looking for earrings you can wear 24/7, you’ll want to add these mini twist 14k gold filled huggie hoops to your collection immediately. These petite earrings are nickel-free, making them a common pick for anyone with skin allergies, and small and comfortable enough to sleep in—all at an affordable price.

Best huggie hoop earrings

If hoops are your thing, you’ll love these gorgeous hooped huggie earrings we’ve picked out just for you.

3. Chain link solid gold huggie earrings

Chain link huggie hoop earrings SHOP: Chain huggie hoops from Foe & Dear, $280

Designed and handcrafted by Katherine Schlattman, the founder of Foe & Dear, a small fine jewelry shop in Vancouver, Canada, these huggie earrings will soon become your staple item of jewelry. Available in 14K solid gold or silver, their curved chain-link style hugs the earlobes, providing a modern yet timeless design that goes with everything.

4. Budget-friendly gold hoop huggies

Open front huggie hoop earrings with diamond accent SHOP: 18K gold vermeil open hoops from RED CHERRY BLVD, from $14

Simple, modern, and understatedly glamorous, these 18K gold-plated earrings feature a cubic zirconia gemstone, are hypoallergenic and nickel-free, and are easy to slip in and out of the ear thanks to the fact that they have no clasp or butterfly back. Shoppers say they’re “unique” and “classy,” have an “extraordinary style,” with “high-quality gilding.”

5. Clay huggie hoops

Clay huggie hoop earringSHOP: Polymer clay mini hoops from SOLIS HANDMADE, $20

For something a little different, these handmade polymer clay huggie earrings are funky, striking, and budget-friendly. They’re available in 12 different colors—some of which are lightly speckled—with a hypoallergenic titanium finding. “These are the perfect pop of color and I've already received several compliments,” wrote one happy customer.

Best diamond huggie hoop earrings

Add a little glitz to your everyday style with these beautiful diamond hoop huggie earrings.

6. Crystal drop huggie hoops

Crystal huggie hoopsSHOP: Gold crystal huggie hoop earrings from Indigo Clay Jewelry, $20

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but if you’re on a budget, cubic zirconia will do the job nicely (and your pocket will thank you later). These diamond-style huggie hoop earrings from Indigo Clay Jewelry in Minnesota, are, according to customers, “so cute,” the “perfect little bling,” and “catch light just right.”

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Make a statement with these unique huggie earrings that are designed to stand out.

7. Minimalist moss agate drops

Minimalist moss agate drop earrings SHOP: Moss agate drop huggies from Gudbling, $20

Like a stud, but with a little dangle, these lobe-hugging earrings are our latest find in the moss agate trend. With marbled hues ranging from white to forest green, these agate huggies can be a pop of color or a neutral depending on your outfit for the day.

8. Flower drop huggies

Colorful flower huggie hoop earrings SHOP: Flower hoop earrings from Jill Makes, $35

These happy little handmade huggie earrings are a colorful way to liven up any outfit. The hoop is coated in enamel which is available in a selection of seven colors (including mint, royal blue, and purple), and it features a pretty and cute mother of pearl dangling flower.

9. Hammered brass huggie earrings

Hammered brass huggie hoop earrings SHOP: Mini mila hoops from MLKANHNY, from $28

For a timeless classic look, you can’t go wrong with these hammered huggies that are made by hand in a small studio in Courtenay, Canada. Opt from either brass, sterling silver, or 14K gold fill, in one of two thicknesses—one-quarter inch or three-quarter inch.

10. Moonstone drop huggies

Moonstone huggie earrings SHOP: Avery moonstone earrings from Katy Faye Jewelry, from $93

Signifying balance, relaxation, feminine energy, and love, moonstone is a well-loved gem around the world. These Avery moonstone huggie earrings are the perfect way to reap this stone’s benefits while looking extremely classy at the same time.

11. Moon and star huggies

Moon and star huggie earrings SHOP: Moon and star pave huggie earrings from Caitlyn Minimalist, $23

Sold as a pair, with one featuring a drop star and the other a crescent moon, these dainty huggie earrings are the perfect way to add some understated sparkle to any look. In addition to calling these huggies “pretty,” “adorable,” “gorgeous,” and “nice quality,” buyers call out the seller’s super speedy shipping and excellent customer service.

How do we pick the best huggie earrings?

As Etsy Journal editors and contributors research and curate shopping guides for some of the best-loved items on Etsy, we thoughtfully consider the creativity, customization, and craftsmanship that go into each product. We also consider buyer reviews, item ratings, and customer service, and tap the expertise of our in-house merchandising and trends experts to uncover high-quality finds for every budget. You can find more information about each item in the seller’s listing details and can take a look at their individual shop policies and reviews, too.

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Kat de Naoum

Kat is a writer, editor, SEO specialist, author, and mother based in the UK. Starting out in 2000 as a reporter for the local paper, Kat has written for many publications , and, as an advocate for female empowerment, loves to write about women's issues, and helping fellow mothers feel supported and less alone. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter.

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