Accessories on a budget shouldn’t mean turning to big box stores or online stores. These locally made and curated earrings prove you can have your shine and support small businesses too.
These products were selected by our editors from the Shops at Seattle Met, the the city’s first online marketplace that brings together the best local businesses in one place.
Two gold hoops are better than one. This lightweight pair of interlocking rings offers Goldilocks-approved dimensions—not too big, not too small—and the look of dangle earrings with the practicality of studs.
Local designer Twyla Dill’s signature crochet style stands out from the crowd, even in a petite pair of half-inch studs in muted seafoam green. See more jewelry from Twyla Dill.
Traditional jewelry materials give way to Italian leather adorned with hand-painted cherry blossoms – hanami is the Japanese custom of watching their fleeting blooms come spring. See more jewelery from Timmy Mays.
Huggies offer all the elegance of a pair of dangling earrings, plus a snap to keep them in place. We think this gold-plated, Seattle-designed pair is particularly electrifying.
Beloved Seattle designer Luly Yang has built a jewelry line filled with fashionable silhouettes you won’t find anywhere else, like this boldly glamorous pair with multiple extra-long chains.
Woll Jewelry’s mid-century hand-painted acrylic-inspired designs lean unapologetically toward the kitschy end of the spectrum—with a medium size that makes them downright fun, not costume. See more Woll jewellery.
Keep it simple with a tiny, everyday pair of studs: The teardrop shape adds more visual interest than a typical ball, while material options like gold vermeil ($35), sterling silver ($33) and 14-karat gold ($84) give you plenty of options for styling alone or as part of an ear image.
The most expensive piece on our list (it’s still a cool $95) earned its place at the top, with playful quartz bubbles atop a faceted quartz drop that catches the light at every turn. See more Calliope jewelry.
Inverted pyramids make a subtle edgy statement on a classic pair of gold-plated huggies. See more Terra Bella earrings.
Simple studs don’t just come in gold and silver. Woll Jewelry’s polished acrylic flowers add a tiny pop of color at just a quarter inch each.
Take the time to slip into the asymmetrical jewelry trend with this pair of cute, subtly different sterling silver snakes from designer Michelle Chang. See more jewelry from Michelle Chang.
Emerald-cut cubic zirconia and 14-karat yellow gold plated over sterling silver look authentically luxurious, without the luxury price tag.
Three-quarter-inch sterling silver earrings get an update with jewelry designer Corey Egan’s light and eye-catching framed finish and secure butterfly backs.
Whether you wear the unique silhouette solo or as the piece that completes a curated set of multiple earrings, wrap earrings add something completely new to your jewelry equation. This one has a selection of cubic zirconia stones, but there is a more minimalistic option as well. See more ear braces.
Maximalists, this one’s for you: Feathered “leaves” of rainbow anodized aluminum cascade down these handcrafted earrings for a serious statement that’s surprisingly light and wearable. See more jewelery from Rebeca Mojica.