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Gold Stud Earrings

Whether adorned with gems or simply straightforward, gold stud earrings are a sophisticated statement to support any wardrobe or style. Closely hugging the ear, gold stud earrings offer a tidbit of tantalizing allure that seemingly floats along the lobe.

Gold has been a chief medium of earrings for millennia, with even the world’s oldest cultures using the relatively malleable metal as a means of jewelry design. Many of these early earrings took the form of simple hoops or loops, yet over time, as technologies progressed, the stud became increasingly popular.

Initially, these earrings were secured with screw backs, but the more recent advance of the friction, or butterfly, back made the wearing of stud earrings all the easier. Even amidst changing styles and tastes, gold studs continue to be a classic, both because of their versatility and their very striking presence.


Quick Facts

  • Many early gold earrings emerging from ancient Mesopotamia featured elaborated hammered motifs. This hammering was in part practical, as the supply of gold to this region was small
  • One of the oldest surviving earrings from ancient Egypt appeared at auction at Christie’s London in 2013. Crafted from calcite and designed as a stud that pushed entirely through the lobe, this singular earring sold for $5,051
  • South Africa was once the world’s richest source of gold, producing at one point close to 40 percent of all mined gold from its rocks. China, though, has recently surpassed South Africa in the extraction of gold

Recommended Items at Auction

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Pair 18ct yellow gold earrings
Feb 25, 12:00 PM AEDT
Pair 18ct yellow gold earrings
by Lugosi Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD2205 Bids
A pair of 14kt yellow gold double row rope design earrings.
Feb 21, 9:00 AM PST
A pair of 14kt yellow gold double row rope design earrings.
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $400- $600
$3805 Bids
14KT GOLD GEOMETRIC RETRO EARRINGS
Feb 21, 11:00 AM EST
14KT GOLD GEOMETRIC RETRO EARRINGS
by WinBids Auctions
Est: $700- $1,100
$3752 Bids
9k Yellow Gold Ball Design Ear Studs
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
9k Yellow Gold Ball Design Ear Studs
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD101 Bid
14k Yellow Gold Knot Earrings
Feb 23, 9:30 AM EST
14k Yellow Gold Knot Earrings
by Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $100- $300
$501 Bid
2 Pair Yellow Gold Earrings
Feb 23, 9:30 AM EST
2 Pair Yellow Gold Earrings
by Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $300- $500
$1001 Bid
14K Gold Sun Face Earrings
Feb 24, 2:00 PM EST
14K Gold Sun Face Earrings
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $175- $250
$1500 Bids
PAIE OF GOLD NUGGET EARRINGS
Feb 29, 6:00 PM CST
PAIE OF GOLD NUGGET EARRINGS
by Dallas Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $400
$2000 Bids
2 pairs of 14 kt gold earrings
Mar 01, 12:00 PM CET
2 pairs of 14 kt gold earrings
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €230- €920
€2000 Bids
14k gold earrings
Mar 05, 6:00 PM CST
14k gold earrings
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $300- $600
$1500 Bids
14k gold earrings
Mar 05, 6:00 PM CST
14k gold earrings
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
ITALIAN 18K YELLOW GOLD EARRINGS
Feb 21, 11:00 AM EST
ITALIAN 18K YELLOW GOLD EARRINGS
by WinBids Auctions
Est: $1,300- $2,000
$6500 Bids
A PAIR OF EARRINGS
Feb 27, 6:00 PM WET
A PAIR OF EARRINGS
by Renascimento
Est: €250- €350
€2400 Bids
14KT YELLOW GOLD RETRO EARRINGS
Feb 21, 11:00 AM EST
14KT YELLOW GOLD RETRO EARRINGS
by WinBids Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
Pair of 14K Gold Stud Earrings
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CST
Pair of 14K Gold Stud Earrings
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$150 Bids
Cartier Clash de Cartier Single Earring, XL Model 18K Rose Gold
Feb 24, 10:00 AM EST
Cartier Clash de Cartier Single Earring, XL Model 18K Rose Gold
by Ark Auctions
Est: $3,300- $6,500
$3,2500 Bids
14K Bicolour gold ear studs.
Mar 07, 1:00 PM CET
14K Bicolour gold ear studs.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €300- €400
€2400 Bids
14K White gold ear studs.
Mar 07, 1:00 PM CET
14K White gold ear studs.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €200- €250
€1500 Bids
14K Yellow gold triangle-shaped ear studs.
Mar 07, 1:00 PM CET
14K Yellow gold triangle-shaped ear studs.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €250- €350
€2000 Bids
GUCCI 18K GOLD EARRINGS
Feb 21, 11:00 AM EST
GUCCI 18K GOLD EARRINGS
by WinBids Auctions
Est: $2,800- $4,000
$1,4000 Bids
Pair of ear studs, platinum/GG, bars and brissure in Pt, handmade, "Rheingold", 10.3 g (Klaus Kaufhold)
Feb 23, 1:00 PM CET
Pair of ear studs, platinum/GG, bars and brissure in Pt, handmade, "Rheingold", 10.3 g (Klaus Kaufhold)
by Auktionshaus Plückbaum
Est: €0- €0
€6500 Bids
A pair of 9ct gold stud earrings with knot detail. Approx. 1/2" wide
Feb 25, 9:00 AM GMT
A pair of 9ct gold stud earrings with knot detail. Approx. 1/2" wide
by Claydon Auctioneers
Est: £70- £90
£700 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Gold Stud Earrings


Easterly Auction Company

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Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen