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Earring and Ear Piercing Trends 2021: Yellow, Gray and Curated Ears

Two major earring and ear piercing trends are standing out this year: the colors of the year and curated ears. Read more below for some inspiration.

Earring and Ear Piercing Trends 2021 – #1: “Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating” Yellow

Never before have we been so much looking forward to a new color of the year as in the midst of a pandemic. And the Pantone Color Institute did not disappoint us: Like in 2016, it’s not one but two tones that have been defined as the Pantone color of the year: “Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating” yellow.

As Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says,

“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”

As illustrated by the images below, the color of the year is omnipresent in the jewelry, fashion and design world. Earring designer STUDEX caters to this trend with earrings with topaz, diamonds or Cubic Zirconia, combined with real gold or surgical stainless steel. Some are available as piercing earrings for STUDEX System75, the industry-leading ear piercing system, others as Sensitive by STUDEX regular (non-piercing) earrings. Adding these little sparklers and a piece of clothing in vibrant yellow to your look can be an instant mood changer.

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Earring and Ear Piercing Trends 2021 – #2: Curated Ears 

Combining multiple earrings on each ear is a trend that has come to stay. In fact, it has long become a new standard. Apps like “Ear Piercing with STUDEX” make it very easy to curate your ears and create your own style: Take a picture of your ear, try out earring combinations, and find a STUDEX partner to plan your desired look and have your ears pierced. Find some inspiration here, in our previous Trend Blog posts, or on our Pinterest boards “Cute Ear Piercing Pictures and Videos” or “Stack It.”

Image credits
Header image: © Dom Hill/Unsplash; earrings: © STUDEX of Europe GmbH; other images: see image captions