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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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Pair Of 18k Gold And Sapphire Earrings
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
Pair Of 18k Gold And Sapphire Earrings
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$6510 Bids
Five Pairs of Federico Jiménez Sterling Gem-set Earrings
Feb 22, 9:00 AM PST
Five Pairs of Federico Jiménez Sterling Gem-set Earrings
by Abell Auction
Est: $100- $200
$2759 Bids
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900PT OPAL & DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS
Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST
900PT OPAL & DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS
by Gallery 63
Est: $400- $600
$3008 Bids
14K Yellow Gold Amethyst & Onyx Earrings
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
14K Yellow Gold Amethyst & Onyx Earrings
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$254 Bids
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Earrings
Feb 22, 7:00 PM AEDT
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Earrings
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD5004 Bids
A pair of 9kt yellow gold earrings, 0 1/2 in. (1.3 cm.) d.
Feb 21, 9:00 AM PST
A pair of 9kt yellow gold earrings, 0 1/2 in. (1.3 cm.) d.
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $200- $300
$2803 Bids
A Pair of 9ct Yellow Gold Blue Topaz Stud Earrings
Feb 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Pair of 9ct Yellow Gold Blue Topaz Stud Earrings
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD603 Bids
Pair of 14K Gold Amethyst Earrings
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CST
Pair of 14K Gold Amethyst Earrings
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$203 Bids
PERIDOT AND FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD EAR STUDS
Feb 26, 6:00 PM PST
PERIDOT AND FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD EAR STUDS
by O'Gallerie
Est: $200- $300
$1102 Bids
EMERALD AND FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD EAR STUDS
Feb 26, 6:00 PM PST
EMERALD AND FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD EAR STUDS
by O'Gallerie
Est: $400- $600
$2252 Bids
Pair of Signed Carla 14K Gold Amethyst Earrings
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CST
Pair of Signed Carla 14K Gold Amethyst Earrings
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$152 Bids
A pair of emerald and gold earrings of spiral design.
Feb 21, 9:00 AM PST
A pair of emerald and gold earrings of spiral design.
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $300- $500
$2202 Bids
A Pair of 9ct Yellow Gold Lapis Earrings
Feb 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Pair of 9ct Yellow Gold Lapis Earrings
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD1402 Bids
Yellow Baltic Amber Sterling Silver Earrings
Feb 24, 2:00 PM EST
Yellow Baltic Amber Sterling Silver Earrings
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $75- $150
$601 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Stud Earrings


Simrit Collection

Simrit Collection

Davis Brothers Auction

Davis Brothers Auction

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Easterly Auction Company

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures