What are Ear Climbers?

woman wearing gold ear climbers with chain fringe

Ear climbers are a newer and very clever style of earring which give a distinctive look without the need for multiple piercings. This style is named simply because it ‘climbs’ up the ear when worn. Let’s learn about ear climbers and how to wear them.  

What are Ear Climber Earrings?

Commonly referred to as ear pins, ear sweeps, climber earrings or crawlers, they are one of the hottest trends in jewelry fashion. Climber earrings literally climb the length of your ear, think of them simply as an elongated stud earring. Since this style of earring only requires one single piercing, it’s a great way to create a stunning curated look without the need for multiple piercings. 

Ear climbers have a long, s-shaped hook at the back that looks similar to hook-through drop earrings. To wear, insert the hook into your piercing and once you have threaded it all the way through, rotate the ear climber up so that the earring design travels up your earlobe. Your earlobe should be gently gripped between the hook at the back of your ear and the front of the ear climber.

This latest modern twist on classic stud earrings is super easy and comfortable to wear. Ear climbers are an underrated jewelry piece that can add a statement or twist to a look without doing much. These trend-forward earrings are playful and sophisticated and designed in a range of metal finishes, shapes, and stones.

How to Wear Ear Climbers

Ear crawlers aren’t just a fad for one fashion style, they’re aimed at every type of look including punk, chic, contemporary, business-wear, urban street, Boho, sporty and all of the other fascinating fashion trends! They can range from large and eye-grabbing to delicate and dainty and can be layered with multiple pieces although they tend to take center stage when it comes to your ear stack. 

Climbers are sold in matching pairs with a left and a right earring (the earrings are mirror-images with the design curving in the correct direction for each earlobe) but can be worn separately. They can be worn as a pair or you can get creative- we love the look of our Starry Night Ear Climber on one side and our Star of the Show Stud on the other. 

They look great as a single, statement piece of jewelry with short hair or if you wear your hair tucked behind one ear, or why not try an asymmetric look. You can also match a simple crawler with a stud in the upper cartilage. The trend for mismatched earrings is hot, so you can be edgy and wear one silver and one gold ear crawler/stud, or match them in the same color metal. Make sure to leave plenty of space between each piece and start with an ear crawler and one or two other earrings in your upper ear section.

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