Trust Us: It’s Ok to Rock One Earring

The look’s not just for male ceramicists and boys that skateboard

Much like the Puka shell necklace and the silver ball chain, the single earring has been left in the lurch. The look is now mostly reserved for male ceramicists, striking dads who wear indigo-dyed scarves, and boys that skateboard.

But it’s chic.

A tiny stud or hoop that you never have to take off projects an air of understated cool, and a single large earring is unexpected but not garish.

There’s a lot of punch in the simple act of separating an earring that you already own from its companion—especially a chandelier, which is seldom available as an individual piece.

But in case you feel like shopping, we’ve selected a few earrings that are sold in solitary:

lamIam by Ileana Makri safety pin 10-karat gold tsavorite earring, $330 at

lleanaIleana Makri 18k rose gold single ear cuff with blue sapphires, brown and black diamonds, and tsavorites, $2,777 at
MaraMara Brenner Mini letter stud earring, $98 at Steven Alan
JacquieJacquie Aiche single beryl and tourmaline stud, $1150 at Broken English
SorelSorel Maya wooden bead earring, $80 at Opening Ceremony
SehtiSehti Na Jewelry 14k chain and pearl earring, $253 at Tenoversix
ChloeChloe Darcey single earring, $195 at Saks Fifth Avenue
YvonneYvonne Leon 18k gold and diamond fueilletis lobe earring, $2901.17 at
WWakeWWAKE classic opal and diamond stud, $265 (or $529 for the pair) at
JennieJennie Kwon ball ear cuff, $420 at
DelfinaDelfina Delettrez 9-karat multi stone earring, $660 at