Surrender To Sparkle: 24 Of Party Season's Best Earrings

From Edie Sedgwick to Pat Butcher, statement earrings have made a cultural impact on fashion through the ages, but if you're looking for more contemporary inspiration, take a browse through Tilly Macalister-Smith's Instagram account Ear After Ear.

Statement earrings have had a particular resurgence in the past few years (think J.W.Anderson's sellout abstract faces and Simone Rocha's pearl door-knockers), but surely the most party-worthy are those embellished with crystals, rhinestones and precious stones? With this season's '80s revival come jewels and gems in every colour of the rainbow.

From ruby red to emerald green, our favourite earrings are dripping with glamour and excess (luckily, without the excessive price point). We're wearing our hair pulled back to let them steal the spotlight, but they look equally fabulous with loose tresses and a more casual get-up – proving their ability to elevate any attire.

With offerings from Topshop to Mango, Swarovski and Gucci, there's no excuse not to surrender to sparkle this season. Click through to find our favourite showstoppers.

These classic beauties look far more luxurious than their price tag.

& Other Stories Crystal Drop Earrings, £23, available at & Other Stories
Ashley Williams kicked off the trend several years ago with her Playstation and Gender earrings.

Ashley Williams Geo Drop Clip On Earring, £170, available at Ashley Williams
Fringing and tassels galore!

Uterqüe Rhinestone Fringe Earrings, £48, available at Uterqüe
These look excellent with an oversized crisp white shirt.

River Island Red Jewel Triangle Drop Earrings, £10, available at River Island
This royal pair is a permanent party feature.

Esperanza Ruby Red Crystal Drop Earrings, £12, available at Eternal Collection
Wear with an LBD for Dolce vibes.

Colette by Colette Hayman Fan Stone Earrings, £12, available at Colette
Purple is the coolest of crystal colours, worn best with an oversized slogan tee.

Topshop Purple Rhinestone Cupchain Earrings, £10, available at Topshop
We love the contrast of the plastic casing and Swarovski crystal.

Swarovski Drop Pierced Earrings, £199, available at Swarovski
If you can't choose one shade of purple, don't.

Aldo Keaveny Earrings, £18, available at Aldo
These art deco teardrops are glorious.

Colette Hayman Deco Earrings, £10, available at Colette Hayman
Pow! This is how to make the trend contemporary.

ASOS Gem Tassel Drop Earrings, £10, available at ASOS
The longer the better with this Studio 54-esque pair.

Topshop Rhinestone Diamond Drop Earrings, £2, available at Topshop
Perfect for a winter wedding, non?

Aldo Dieclya Earrings, £15, available at Aldo
Get Kirakira out for your face-framing selfie.

Her Curious Nature Regency Drop Rhinestone Earrings, £14, available at ASOS
More subtle, with no less impact.

River Island Gold Tone Jewel Embellished Drop Earrings, £12, available at River Island
We'll be pairing this set with a '20s-inspired fringed cocktail dress.

Aldo Nelilla Earrings, £15, available at Aldo
These crystal-embedded flowers could be vintage.

Colette by Colette Hayman Flower Stone Drop Earring, £12, available at Colette
This ladylike pair is excellent with a band tee and blazer.

Urban Outfitters Round Jewelled Drop Stud Earrings, £14, available at Urban Outfitters
Warehouse's offering has us all nostalgic for 2000.

Warehouse Curved Crystal Drop Earring, £14, available at Warehouse
Gucci's animal motifs are carried through to this droplet pair.

Gucci Tiger Crystal-Embellished Earrings, £725, available at Matches Fashion
Wear together or alone.

New Look Light Pink Stone Embellished Chandelier Earrings, £4.89, available at New Look
Like a box of delectable Quality Street.

H&M Large Earrings, £9.99, available at H&M
Another early-noughties pair from Miss Selfridge, with every colour of the rainbow.

Miss Selfridge Coloured Cupchain Drop Earrings, £5, available at Miss Selfridge
Who knew pink and green made such fab bedfellows?

Carousel Jewels Intricate Dyed Crystal Earrings, £95, available at Wolf & Badger

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