Earring Trend Alert Climber Earrings

Posted on 26 June 2016

At Boccai, the world’s first dedicated online earrings store, you can shop confidently knowing that the pieces have all been hand-picked personally by myself and that you will have access to an extensive selection representing both timeless pieces and earrings that also embrace the latest trends.

One of the most stylish silhouettes representing the hottest new trends in jewellery at the moment is the Climber Earring. There are many styles, shapes, and sizes of Climber Earrings and they are also known by many names. Climber Earrings, Vine Earrings, Climbing Earrings, Crawler Earrings! The list goes on. At Boccai we call them Climber Earrings and I would love to clarify the different basic styles available so as to help with any confusion.

Summer Earring Trend Ear Climbers

Beautiful feather climber earrings like these can lift your face and draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones. Available in store now.


Trends in Jewellery, like anything, can be quite fickle. Before investing in any trend it is always a good idea to check if it is going to be something that will stand the test of time (at least for long enough for you to get some use out of your purchase), and if it is going to be a trend that suits your personal style. We have all been guilty of following a trend without assessing if it is even one that suits us.

The beauty of Climber Earrings is that there are so many different styles that it is possible for everyone to find a style that suits them. Climber Earrings by nature of drawing the eye up and down the ear, can lift the face and draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones. Like all earrings, Climber Earrings can either be a tasteful addition to an outfit or can be a powerful statement maker in their own right.

Summer Earring Trend Chain Ear Cuffs

An example of ear cuffs with a chain that makes a statement and emphasises your style.

Climber Earrings are definitely more than a trend and they are a piece of jewellery that will be here for many years to come. First appearing on the Runways in Europe and America over the last 5 years, they are now a regular feature in Hollywood with stars like Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence and Sophia Bush rocking the Red Carpet with signature pieces that are often talked about more than their stunning ball gowns.

To assist you in understanding the different types of Climber Earrings when making your purchases, following is a brief overview.

Ear Climbers/ Pins can be worn in either pierced or unpierced ears. They have a long pin or wire at the back of the earring that can be inserted through your piercing and then gently used to grip the ear once you have placed the decorative side of the earring along the curve of your ear. With unpierced ears, you simply slide the earring over the lobe and once in place press it gently. A great way to understand how they work is to think of the shape of a bobby pin.

Ear Cuffs are a piece of jewellery designed to hug the upper part of the ear. So no piercing is required.

Ear Cuffs with Chain are a combination of the standard Ear Cuff with a chain linked to an additional earring that can then be used in the standard piercing in the ear lobe.

Cartilage Earrings are earrings that are designed for piercings in the cartilage of the upper ear. These piercings can really be anywhere on the ear outside of the basic ear lobe.

Ear Climbers Chain Ear Cuffs Cartilage Earrings

The different types of most common climber earrings. Available in store now.

In terms of Climber Earrings, you can create a look that is as unique as you are. It is quite common to wear a decorative Climber Earring in one ear and then a simple stud in the other. You can also combine Cuff Earrings with stud earrings and the list goes on and on. It is lovely knowing that this is a trend that will stay and one with such variety that you can easily stay true to your personal style.

About Boccai

Stela Handlovska

Boccai is the world’s first dedicated online earring store, created by myself to ensure that there was a place for Australian women to go to source a range of beautiful, quality earrings. Boccai is now the online destination for you to pick from a beautiful assortment of pieces ranging from the classic to the contemporary. It is also a place where I make a very personal promise that I have been involved in selecting every piece available, ensuring that it is of impeccable quality and stunning design. To read more about Boccai click here.

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