These playful little earrings are the love children of studs and hoops. At first blush, they appear to be colorful studs, until you notice the sweetly curving hoop that hugs the earlobe from behind. Melissa Joy Manning's "huggie" earrings are perfect for mixing and matching. Wear them in your lobe, or sprinkle a few in your cartilage piercings. Due to their ingenious half-hoop design, these beauties require no backing, and look just as darling from the back as they do from the front. Choose your favorite pair from our colorful collection; we currently have them in violet-hued tanzanite, sparkling Herkimer diamonds, vibrant turquoise, ethereal fosterite, and pearlescent blue opals.
Melissa Joy Manning has been making jewelry in her Berkeley, California studio for almost 15 years. She is known for her earthy, edgy designs, many of which feature raw gemstones and asymmetrical design elements. She is committed to sourcing her raw materials from ecologically and socially responsible suppliers, and most of the silver and gold she uses is recycled.