Shop our fabulous selection of real 9ct gold or sterling silver stud earrings for women in a variety of styles. We stock yellow gold, white gold and rose gold studs and some are set with a selection of gemstones including pearl, emerald, sapphire, diamond, opal and cubic zirconia. All with free UK delivery and an unbeatable service.

Stud Earring FAQS

We've answered some commonly asked questions about our stud earrings below. If your question is not answered here, please drop us an email to hello@sterlingwilde.co.uk and will get back to you promptly.

What is a stud earring?

Stud earrings have decorative settings - sometimes plain metal and other times gemstone set - attached to a post which feeds through your piercing hole. Typically lobe stud earrings are secured to the ear using a 'butterfly' or 'scroll', which is slid up the post from behind the ear. Stud earrings can also apply to cartilage pieces, and helix stud earrings are typically kept in the ear using a screwball rather than a butterfly.

Are stud earrings comfortable to sleep in?

The best earrings to sleep in, in our opinion, are either gold or silver sleeper hoops. These do not put any pressure on the ear and will not work their way lose while you sleep. If you prefer to sleep in studs, then plain ball studs are your best best. We sell these in a selection of metals:

Are your stud earrings hypoallergenic?

Our earrings are all made from either 925 sterling silver or 375 9ct gold. These tend to be nonreactive metals, and most people tolerate them without issue. Our gold plated stud earrings tend to be plated in 14ct or 18ct gold and all have a sterling silver base. The best solid gold for very sensitive ears is 18ct gold, though earrings in this metal tend to be very expensive as the gold content is high.

Can sterling silver stud earrings turn green or black?

Sterling silver contains some copper and it can indeed turn green if exposed to moisture. This is not a permanent change, and a clean up with a silver polishing cloth will get your stud earrings look as good as new. Similarly, the oxidisation that occurs to coat sterling silver in a black tarnish can also be easily removed with a silver polishing cloth.