The Earring Style Guide | NAJO Journal

Tradition, symbolism, status, protection, style – earrings have conveyed different meanings for millennia. Today, earrings are one of the most potent forms of self-expression, enabling you to creatively and beautifully enhance your look while staying true to your personality.

Whether you prefer statement hoops, sculptural huggies or delicate studs, our NAJO earring designs exude understated style. Exquisitely crafted, their timeless elegance transcends fashions and seasons, making them slow jewellery pieces you’ll treasure. To help you find your perfect pair, we’ve put together this NAJO Earring Style Guide.

What’s the best earring style for me?

Our loyal NAJO followers tell us they have a fabulous choice of earring styles in their jewellery boxes for work, dates, events, and everything between. To find the best earring style for you, we recommend choosing pairs that complement and flatter your face shape.

Best Earrings to Suit Square Faces?

We recommend you avoid square earring styles as your wider face shape better suits big hoop earrings, designer huggies, beautiful stud earrings, and our stunning circular drop earrings.

The smooth surfaces of spheres are said to keep the energy flow moving. Our Shayla and On & Off Earrings look beautiful on square faces. For a different gorgeous look, slip off the spherical charms and let your huggies do the style talking.

Best Earring Styles for Diamond Face Shapes?

Accentuate your lovely cheekbones with soft sculptural drop earrings, bold huggies, and long earring styles such as our chain earrings.

The refreshing feel of glittering morning dew breathes life into the exquisite Dew Drop Silver Earrings. If you prefer simplicity, let My Silent Tears Earrings cascade from your earlobes like modern sculptures.

Gemstone earrings uplift and add colour

Want to infuse your look with beauty, colour, and meaning? NAJO’s jewellery collections often feature gorgeous gemstone earrings with high-quality, ethically sourced stones from across the globe.

Our artisan stonecutters cut our gemstones for our jewellery designs, and they know how to highlight their beauty! As a result, our gemstone drop earrings, charm earrings, and stone studs sell out fast, so when you find a pair you love, snap them up!

Make a statement in NAJO bridal earrings

Getting married, attending a wedding, or looking for unique bridesmaid gifts? Our NAJO Online Bridal Collection has a selection of harmonious wedding earrings to complete every stunning look.

We recommend considering your wedding dress, neckline, and hairstyle before choosing your perfect bridal earrings. Not sure which pair to choose? Make an appointment to visit our Redfern Studio with your dress, and we’ll help you find the perfect earrings, necklace and bracelet for your special day!

Different types of earring fastenings

All NAJO earrings are designed for pierced ears and feature various closures. Our NAJO Online Jewellery Shop has a beautiful selection of stud earrings, lever clasp earrings, shepherd hooks, and thread-through earrings. Simply check the Product Details to find out how your chosen earrings fasten!

What size are my earrings?

Not sure about the size of your NAJO earrings? Each design in our NAJO Online Earring Shop has a Product Details section, which gives you the earring measurements in millimetres. We also recommend looking at the photographs of our earrings on our models so you can picture their beauty on you!

Earring Style Guide: your FAQs


Where should I get my ears pierced?

There are 9 parts of your ear that can be pierced, but the most common piercing part is the lobe. If you are new to ear piercing, we recommend starting with the lobe as this will allow you to try a wider range of earring styles.


What is a Cartilage Piercing?

A Helix/Cartilage piercing is located on the upper outer cartilage of the ear. Huggie styles and small studs work well on this part of the ear. Other piercing types include Industrial, Rook, Daith, Targus, Snug, Conch, Anti-Targus and lobe.


How many types of earrings are there?

There are 3 main types of earrings, these are Classic, Modern, and Alternative. Within these, there are 26 earring styles.


What are Classic Earrings?

Classic earring styles are timeless. These are styles that have endured the test of time and are perfect for almost any occasion.

Classic styles include:

  • Diamond Stud Earrings
  • Pearl Earrings
  • Hoop Earrings
  • Chandelier Earrings
  • Drop Earrings
  • Teardrop Earrings
  • Clip-on Earrings


What are Modern Earrings?

Modern earring styles are fresh and new. These are the earrings that are on trend, but not necessarily part of your everyday collection. Modern earrings are fun and play on classic design.

Modern styles include:

  • Cluster Earrings
  • Threader Earrings
  • Crawler Earrings
  • Huggie Earrings
  • Jacket Earrings
  • Tassel Earrings
  • Ear Cuff Earrings
  • Ball Earrings
  • Streamlined Hoops
  • Mismatched Earrings
  • Cartilage Earrings
  • Hypoallergenic Earrings


What are Alternative Earrings?

Alternative earrings can add spice to any wardrobe.

Alternative styles include:

  • Barbell Earrings
  • Circular Barbell Earrings
  • Plug Earrings
  • Bajoran Earrings
  • Ear Spike Earrings

We love that you’ve dropped by to learn more about our stunning Australian designer earrings, crafted by artisans who share our passion for exquisite slow jewellery. Don’t forget to tag @najojewellery in your Instagram posts and show us your gorgeous look! We wish you many, many joyful outings in your NAJO earrings!


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