Tell Me About it, Stud

We've noticed "piercing parties" popping up on both coasts, no doubt in response to the super hot ear climbers and single studs that are showing up everywhere. While one of us was seriously debating a septum ring a while back (guess who?), we both agree that making room for more jewelry is not a bad thing. Read on for some info about where you can still pierce (and purchase!) and see our top 10 picks for well-loved lobes that want to pack a big punch in the personality department. 

At Broken English's Santa Monica location, piercer Stephanie Nordyke got down to business with a client over cupcakes and Veuve Cliquot. 

At Broken English's Santa Monica location, piercer Stephanie Nordyke got down to business with a client over cupcakes and Veuve Cliquot. 

Customers chose from tiny studs and simple hoops for the piercing, but could opt for more extravagant styles for later. 

Customers chose from tiny studs and simple hoops for the piercing, but could opt for more extravagant styles for later. 

On the West coast and missed the Broken English event? We have you covered at Jaimie Geller Jewelry in the Pacific Palisades this weekend, Saturday, May 9, featuring a trunk show by our very own Jacquie Aiche (11-6) and piercings from 2-5. I mean, we're pretty sure you'll look just like Rihanna if you go. We're almost positive. 

Our spirit animal, Rihanna, covered in Jacquie Aiche jewelry. (via Instagram)

Our spirit animal, Rihanna, covered in Jacquie Aiche jewelry. (via Instagram)

Even if you can't make it out to a piercing party, we've got your back. Here are our top 10 picks for cuffs, dramatic climbers and delicate drops that are fit for any fashionista. These are definitely not your grandma's studs. Each sold separately. (It was Meaghan who wanted the septum piercing. But you knew that, right?)

 

 

        Jacquie Aiche ruby and labradorite crescent chain stud with diamonds, $1,290, available at jacquieaiche.com. 

 

 

 

 

Jacquie Aiche ruby and labradorite crescent chain stud with diamonds, $1,290, available at jacquieaiche.com

Jaimie Geller Jewelry Super Huggy available in rose, yellow or white gold with diamonds (it hooks into your ear and under your ear lobe), $1,265, available at jaimiegellerjewelry.com. 

Jaimie Geller Jewelry Super Huggy available in rose, yellow or white gold with diamonds (it hooks into your ear and under your ear lobe), $1,265, available at jaimiegellerjewelry.com

Anita Ko Arrow Ear Stud in rose, yellow or white gold with diamonds (it pierces through your ear!), $1,600, available at Broken English. 

Anita Ko Arrow Ear Stud in rose, yellow or white gold with diamonds (it pierces through your ear!), $1,600, available at Broken English

Zoe Chicco 14karat gold and white diamond pave Mohawk Ear Shield, $925, available at Stone & Strand. 

Zoe Chicco 14karat gold and white diamond pave Mohawk Ear Shield, $925, available at Stone & Strand

Lulu Frost Custom Code Word Stud in 14k gold, price upon request, available at Ylang23.com. Inspired by Victorian acrostic jewelry, the Code Word earrings feature a variety of gemstones from A-Z. Read from left to right, the first letter of each gemstone spells out a hidden message.

Lulu Frost Custom Code Word Stud in 14k gold, price upon request, available at Ylang23.com. Inspired by Victorian acrostic jewelry, the Code Word earrings feature a variety of gemstones from A-Z. Read from left to right, the first letter of each gemstone spells out a hidden message.

 

 

 

      Shay black Ball Bar Earring in 14k gold, $910, available at Just One Eye. 

 

 

 

Shay black Ball Bar Earring in 14k gold, $910, available at Just One Eye

Colette ear cuff in white and black diamonds, price upon request, available at Colette Jewelry. 

Colette ear cuff in white and black diamonds, price upon request, available at Colette Jewelry

 

 

 

          Sophie Bille Brahe Ligne Perve ear cuff in 18k gold and diamonds, $6,850, available at Barneys New York. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophie Bille Brahe Ligne Perve ear cuff in 18k gold and diamonds, $6,850, available at Barneys New York

    Jemma Wynne Tanzanite and diamond ear cuff in 14k gold, $3570, available at Single Stone. 

 

 

Jemma Wynne Tanzanite and diamond ear cuff in 14k gold, $3570, available at Single Stone

 

 

 

        Ana Khouri Jane ear cuff in pearls and 18k gold, $2,900, available at Barneys New York. 

 

 

 

 

Ana Khouri Jane ear cuff in pearls and 18k gold, $2,900, available at Barneys New York