constellation piercings may appear cool — but what about in practice? In reality, the effortless look involves a lot of needles, heal time, and investments in both the service and the actual jewelry pieces. So, to save ourselves some pain and pennies, we're turning our attention to ear cuffs. In addition to being among the top jewelry trends of the year (according to Etsy), cuffs are also the ultimate low-commitment earring for those not yet ready to go the more permanent piercing route. Plus, there are tons of styles at widely varying price points — from the most minimalist to pearl-studded and even auricular accessorizing (as you catch up on new episodes of The Daily). Without further ado, our roundup of the best-of-the-best ear cuffs ahead. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. AllSaints Chain Ear Cuffs
Keep it sleek and chic with a delicate gold hoop and itty-bitty chain design.
Chain Ear Cuffs, $, available at
Nordstrom More Stone and Strand Teeny Tiny 14-karat gold ear cuff
Fake the look of two side-by-side piercings connected by a thin gold chain for a subtle but edgy look.
Stone and Strand
Teeny Tiny 14-karat gold ear cuff, $, available at
Net-A-Porter More Adina's Jewels Baguette Ear Cuff
This cuff from
is an unexpected way to wear colorful gemstones.
Baguette Ear Cuff, $, available at
Nordstrom More Zoë Chicco 14k Gold Diamond Stud With Wire Ear Cuff
Okay, this cuff does require
piercing — so skip ahead if you have untouched lobes. That said, the effect is so dainty and pretty that we'd rush out to Studs just for the purposes of wearing this Zoë Chicco stunner.
14k Gold Diamond Stud With Wire Ear Cuff, $, available at
Shopbop More J.Hannah Signet Ear Cuff
Whether it's a loved one's initials or your very own (the two aren't mutually exclusive!), this vintage-inspired signet ear cuff is a keepsake in the making.
Signet Ear Cuff, $, available at
J.Hannah More Ragen Jewels Double Layer Ear Cuff
This modern ear cuff can be worn on the side or top of the ear for a polished look.
Double Layer Ear Cuff, $, available at
Nordstrom More BaubleBar Centi Ear Cuff
Fancy a little bling-bling? BaubleBar's wildly popular pave-studded climber instantly adds a glam factor to your jewelry game.
Centi Ear Cuff, $, available at
BaubleBar More Catbird Jewelry Ear Cuff
It doesn't get daintier than this single ear cuff — which, at $18, is an affordable gift for the Catbird stan in your life.
Ear Cuff, silver, $, available at
Catbird More Argento Vivo Capri Sterling Silver Ear Cuff
A single cuff — like this $34 Argento Vivo pick from Nordy — is an easy way to make a statement if you prefer a clean aesthetic.
Capri Sterling Silver Ear Cuff, $, available at
Nordstrom More Mejuri Beaded Cuff
Upgrade a basic gold cuff with a beaded (or
) variation that adds a little something-something to a delicate style.
Beaded Cuff, $, available at
Mejuri More BaubleBar Clasina Pearl Ear Cuff Set
Pearls, anyone? This BaubleBar piece combines two major jewelry trends — ear cuffs and pearls — into one statement-making moment.
Clasina Pearl Ear Cuff Set, $, available at
BaubleBar More Mejuri Feature Cuff
Add a hint of sparkle with a cuff that catches the light in all the right places.
Feature Cuff, $, available at
Mejuri More Aurate Lean On Me Gold Ear Cuff
Seeing double has never looked better: Aurate's dainty cuff hugs the side of your ear with two parallel thin gold lines for a clean, elevated effect.
Lean On Me Gold Ear Cuff, $, available at
Aurate More Shashi Jade Pave Ear Cuff
This affordable Shopbop pick looks way more expensive than it actually is, thanks to an accent of sparkly stones set in 18k vermeil.
Jade Pave Ear Cuff, $, available at
Shopbop More Anthropologie Minimalist Ear Cuff Set
According to Anthro reviewers, this cuff set might not work for tiny ears (it's a thing, we promise). That said, you can fit the cuff to the top of your ear instead for the ultimate #stack.
Minimalist Ear Cuff Set, $, available at
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