“Ear jackets,” otherwise known as “stud earring jackets” or simply “earring jackets,” an add-on accessory for stud earrings, are receiving notice for their style potential this season. The latest styles go beyond designs that expand the perimeter of the stud earrings with which they are worn. They may attach to the earring posts behind the ears and may be worn singly for extra edginess.
The April 7, 2014 issue of People magazine spotlights the ear jacket on the Style Watch page, reporting: “The newest trend in ear candy is the ‘jacket’ which dangles from the post of a stud and is held in place with the earring back. Kate Mara wore a spiked gold one and completed the look by adding that other of-the-moment piece of jewelry: an ear cuff.”
Mara is pictured wearing a Jacquie Aiche ruby ear cuff, pave diamond ear jacket, and diamond stud earring. Above is a picture of the ear jacket from the designer’s site.
Stud earrings themselves have proved to be a significant trend this season, as well as a jewelry wardrobe staple. Accessories that expand the versatility of studs are a smart addition to a jewelry wardrobe.
- Jacquie Aiche: ”Large Starburst Ear Jacket” of 14kt gold with pave diamonds (4/7/14 People), $1,250; ”4 Graduated Ruby Teardrop Ear Cuff” (4/7/14 People), $1,650; diamond stud earring (4/7/14 People), price upon request