The appeal of the ear cuff lies not just in its practical impermanence (no need for piercings and you can switch it up easily). The fact that its designs span both the costume jewellery and fine jewellery realms, and styles from the helix earring to the conch earring, means there’s always something for everyone.
Add a whimsical touch to your getup with this semi-colon design by year-old homegrown jewellery label Avyanna.
Marsden 18K yellow gold and enamel ear cuff with diamonds, $720, State Property
Local jewellery brand State Property named this minimalist design after Kate Marsden, the British missionary, explorer, writer and nursing heroine, who was renowned for her work in finding a cure for leprosy during the Victorian age.
Year-old Italian jewellery label Eera, which is known for its tongue-in-cheek carabiner-shaped single earring, offers another fun option to the mix in the form of this Barbie pink piece which frames the entire length of your ears.
Comete Perlee 18K white gold ear cuff with cultured pearls and diamonds, $13,400, Chanel Watches & Fine Jewellery
You can ditch all other jewellery pieces when you adorn your ears with this statement design which features the shooting star motif – an emblem that has appeared in the Maison’s jewellery designs since 1932.
Coco Crush 18K white gold and 18K beige ear cuff with diamonds, $6,500, Chanel Watches & Fine Jewellery
Can’t decide on a white gold or beige gold ear cuff? This novelty duo-tone design takes care of that problem.
Swedish designer Cornelia Webb’s piece is perfect for those who like their jewellery with organic lines and forms.
Completedworks Bend In The River gold vermeil ear cuff, $439, www.net-a-porter.com
This handcrafted design by English brand Completedworks is a piece of wearable art to complete any modern minimalist outfit.
Louis Abel Aurea 18K gold vermeil ear cuff, US$170 (S$233), www.modaoperandi.com
Make waves with your jewellery game with this gold-plated recycled sterling silver design by former Swedish mechanical engineer Jimmy Loutfi’s label Louis Abel, whose romantic inspirations for his work include Japanese maple trees and the curved walls of the Antelope Canyon.
Sweetlimejuice is the gender-fluid jewellery brand to know. Founded by London College of Fashion alumni Jovy Hon and Simpson Ma, their avant-garde designs include pieces that incorporate frayed denim with precious stones. This piece is more simplistic but still showcases the duo’s edgy aesthetic.