A modern jewellery trend that you can make your own, curate your stacked earring look. Explore Michael Hill’s range of stack earrings to make one of your own.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are stack earrings?
Stack earrings refer to multiple earrings worn along the ear, thereby ‘stacking’ them together, commonly known as an earring stack. Sets can be formed by choosing individual earring pairs to wear together—a great way to make a look feel on-trend and one of a kind. From giving your personal style a bit of an edge, to showcasing a certain playfulness and style, stacked earrings are a fun way to wear your favourite pieces.
Experimenting with different earrings is a great way to create your individual, unique stack. Pair hoops and studs of the same metal together, combine earrings containing different gemstones, or add hints of yellow or rose gold to sterling silver earring sets for contrast. Make large statement pieces like pearl drops or pavé hoops the main focus of your earring stack, or give it a more personal feel with initial studs or shapes like hearts or stars.
Stack earrings can be incredibly versatile, allowing you to change up your look in an instant to suit any mood or occasion, day or night, and with as many or as few earrings as you like.
How do you wear stacked earrings?
There’s no right or wrong way to wear stacked earrings. It’s more about exploring your personal style, mixing and matching pieces until you create a look you love. To build an earring stack, start with a statement hoop or diamond huggie for eye-catching appeal. Brighten up with coloured gems, either in your favourite colour or birthstone. Personalise with a single initial stud or a symbol like a bee, a butterfly or a horseshoe, then round out the look with a sleeper earring or plain stud for a nice accent.
How you arrange your earrings will also impact the look of your earring stack. For example: Statement hoops or drop earrings draw the most attention while small hoops and studs sit best either in the lobe or along the helix.
Is wearing different earrings a trend?
Wearing different earrings in a stack has been in vogue since at least the 1970s. But what started off as a trend has now become a bold statement of individuality, adopted by many as a way to express themselves, their interests and their personality.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to curating the perfect earring stack. For those new to layering or who prefer a cleaner look, try a set of minimalist stacked earrings or style smaller, more delicate earrings around a classic diamond stud. Create a constellation of studs and sleepers, or pair hoops or plain studs with eye-catching styles like statement hoops, diamond huggies or drop earrings.
Need a little more inspiration? Try the cascading effect, where earrings are arranged from smallest to largest, from the top to the bottom of your ear. Stack earrings can also conform to a particular theme or be used to create a sense of depth and balance using different shapes, metals and textures.