How To Wear Green Earrings

Posted on 31 October 2016

Green is one of those colours that can say so much. For some, it can signify nature, life, safety, rebirth and hope. It is also the colour of wealth and abundance. Green is used to provide a sense of calm and is the second most popular colour after blue. It can say so many different things, in so many different situations. This makes it an incredibly versatile colour for earrings.

Kim Kardashian Green Earrings Black Dress

Kim Kardashian in line with a green themed event wearing green gemstone stud earrings. Photo credit:

I would love to share a few hints for selecting the ideal green sterling silver earrings for your next occasion, whether it be formal or casual. Before I do that, I will quickly present different types of green stones, which are used for jewellery.

  • Peridot: Considered to be the birthstone for August, Peridot is one of the few gemstones that come in one colour, green. It has many shades, however, ranging from olive to nearly yellow.
  • Green Diamond: While pure diamonds are clear, various impurities give these precious stones different colours. Green is one of those colours and is considered quite rare.
  • Green Jade: Comes in different shades of green.
  • Emerald: Emerald is the most famous green stone and is the birthstone for May. The name emerald comes from the Greek ‘smaragdos’ which means ‘green gem’.
  • Green Zircon: Zircons are popular substitutes for diamonds. The green gems are abundantly found and are relatively inexpensive.
  • Green Turquoise: Considered to be one of the birthstones of December. This green gemstone is rather rare and is one of the most valuable opaque stones.
  • Green Malachite: Malachite occurs in nature around copper deposits. It consists exclusively of green semi-precious stones.
Green Stud Drop Earrings Stone Crystal

Different types of green stones used for jewellery. Sterling silver earrings with green stones available in store.

If you have fair skin and your hair has a tone of red or if you are simply wearing red clothes, then green earrings are simply going to love you. Green naturally suits red.

However if you would like to put together a natural and earthy look, then seek more muted tones of green earrings such as olive and forest green. They go beautifully with the natural shades of brown, brick red, tan and terracotta. Matching green and white gives a very fresh look and is perfect for casual daywear.

Emma Stone Green Earrings

Emma Stone at Vanity Fair Oscar party wearing green malachite earrings. A perfectly chosen accessory that accentuates her fresh fair skin and orange-red hair.  Photo credit -

Green is not just a choice for daytime wear. Bright green gemstones are perfect for injecting some glamour with a unique twist. Match them with black for a classic feel, red and orange for drama, and coral for something fun and fabulous.

Sofia Vergara Green Diamond Earrings

Sexy actress Sofia Vergara at the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards chose to match her custom Vera Wang coral one-shouldered crepe gown with this statement green diamond earrings. Photo credit -

With green, you are only limited by your imagination. As a rule of thumb, if you are going for a casual daytime look, the muted tones of green work well. If you are looking at something with a hint of glamour, then brighter stones are ideal. Green earrings are an ideal addition to your collection of accessories as they can be incredibly versatile and can be matched to suit many moods and occasions.

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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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