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Stud Earrings

From ancient Mesopotamia to modern-day metropolises, stud earrings are an eternally sophisticated staple for any stylish figure. They are so named for the fact that they attach to the earlobe via a post that extends through the ear to be secured by a backing, giving the impression that the small stud is simply levitating in front of the ear.

In the ancient world, the wearing of earrings was a sign of status and, at times, a symbol of belonging to a particular family or tribe. Over time, the art of the earring became increasingly refined, with the clunky hoops of earlier generations replaced by more refined styles that incorporated a rudimentary post backing.

As earring tastes changed over generations, the stud remained a perennial favorite, as it makes a subdued statement yet still captures an air of elegance. Studs are still beloved today for this universal quality, making an acquisition of an antique or vintage pair all the more compelling.

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14K Rose Gold Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
Dec 08, 7:00 PM AEDT
14K Rose Gold Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD22010 Bids
A pair of small emerald and diamond earrings
Dec 07, 9:00 AM PST
A pair of small emerald and diamond earrings
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $150- $250
$2209 Bids
DIOR CHRISTIAN (1905 - 1957) Golden and turquoise earrings.
Dec 06, 2:45 PM CET
DIOR CHRISTIAN (1905 - 1957) Golden and turquoise earrings.
by Capitolium Art
Est: €450- €500
€3007 Bids
14k Gold And Topaz Earrings
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
14k Gold And Topaz Earrings
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$237 Bids
14k Gold, Diamond & Turquoise Earrings
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
14k Gold, Diamond & Turquoise Earrings
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$317 Bids
A Pair of 9ct Yellow Gold Amethyst Stud Earrings
Dec 07, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Pair of 9ct Yellow Gold Amethyst Stud Earrings
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD605 Bids
.84 CTW EMERALD 14K YELLOW GOLD STUD EARRINGS
Dec 07, 9:00 AM EST
.84 CTW EMERALD 14K YELLOW GOLD STUD EARRINGS
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $100- $200
$704 Bids
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TURQUOISE CLUSTER DIAMOND EARRINGS
Dec 11, 11:00 AM CST
TURQUOISE CLUSTER DIAMOND EARRINGS
by Lewis & Maese Auction Company
Est: $150- $550
$1004 Bids
A pair of coral and diamond earrings in 10kt white gold
Dec 07, 9:00 AM PST
A pair of coral and diamond earrings in 10kt white gold
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $400- $600
$4604 Bids
14K White Gold, Heliodor and Diamond Stud Earrings
Dec 08, 7:00 PM AEDT
14K White Gold, Heliodor and Diamond Stud Earrings
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD4003 Bids
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond Stud Earrings
Dec 08, 7:00 PM AEDT
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond Stud Earrings
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD5503 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD LAPIS LAZULI CABOCHON EARRINGS
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD LAPIS LAZULI CABOCHON EARRINGS
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
STUNNING WEISS EARRINGS SET
Dec 13, 11:00 AM EST
STUNNING WEISS EARRINGS SET
by Vintage Auctions Online
Est: $25- $100
$72 Bids
Jewelry: pair of 14KT yellow gold Grecian design earrings wi
Dec 16, 10:00 AM EST
Jewelry: pair of 14KT yellow gold Grecian design earrings wi
by Roan Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
18WG Claw Set Oval Aqua & Diamond Cluster Earrings. A2.50ct & D1.90CT.
Dec 09, 10:30 AM GMT
18WG Claw Set Oval Aqua & Diamond Cluster Earrings. A2.50ct & D1.90CT.
by Sterling Vault Auctioneers
Est: £0- £0
£102 Bids
Sterling Silver Triangle Earrings
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Triangle Earrings
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$72 Bids
ROUND AQUAMARINE14KT GOLD EARRING STUDS
Dec 07, 9:00 AM EST
ROUND AQUAMARINE14KT GOLD EARRING STUDS
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $40- $90
$202 Bids
A Pair of 9ct Yellow Gold Solid White Opal Stud Earrings
Dec 07, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Pair of 9ct Yellow Gold Solid White Opal Stud Earrings
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD452 Bids
Pr 18K blue sapphire diamond earrings w/ GIA report
Dec 17, 2:00 PM PST
Pr 18K blue sapphire diamond earrings w/ GIA report
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5001 Bid
BURMESE RUBY, DIAMOND AND PLATINUM EARRINGS
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
BURMESE RUBY, DIAMOND AND PLATINUM EARRINGS
by White's Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
ONYX, CITRINE, AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
ONYX, CITRINE, AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
by Bering Auctions
Est: $3,500- $4,000
$501 Bid
CORO SIGNED EARRINGS
Dec 13, 11:00 AM EST
CORO SIGNED EARRINGS
by Vintage Auctions Online
Est: $25- $100
$51 Bid
Green Chalcedony Flower Earrings in 18k
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CST
Green Chalcedony Flower Earrings in 18k
by Circle Auction
Est: $300- $600
$1501 Bid
Group Patricia von Musulin ebony, silver earrings
Dec 07, 11:00 AM EST
Group Patricia von Musulin ebony, silver earrings
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid

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