Wondering where to find head-turning statement earrings in Singapore? Here’s a list of local brands that stock some amazing ear candy.
Statement jewellery is a fashion trend that’s refused to die (not that we’re complaining!). We aren’t gonna lie: attention-grabbing earrings are one of our favourite ways to pull together an oft-repeated or lazy day outfit. But don’t take our word for it, try the trend on for size by swapping your minimalist studs for a pair of massive hoops, poppin’ drop earrings or colourful tassels.
We spend more time than we’d like to admit scrolling through the Thrifty Thieves’ collection of earrings. On the website, they’re each photographed with the corresponding Pantone colour chip – yes, we’re suckers for cute details. Chunky resin danglers are their thing, though the collection also includes a few pieces that give a nod to the rattan look (another trend that also won’t quit). Plus, these outfit-elevating babies come at pocket-friendly prices (along with a lovely handwritten note with your order) and hypoallergenic hook options for sensitive lobes. So really, can you blame us for being #obsessed with this store?
Thrifty Thieves, available online.
Geometric shapes and summery hues reign supreme at this Etsy store that specialises in whimsical danglers handcrafted out of polymer clay. A splash of abstract patterns here, a touch of tassel embellishments there, each of Rouge Trinket’s statement earrings offer a pop of colour that lends itself well to an understated outfit. Oh, and did we mention that no two pieces are the same? Follow Rouge Trinkets on Insta to see where they’ll be popping up next!
Rouge Trinkets, available online.
Featuring creations by art school graduates, painters, sculptors, illustrators and ceramicists, Inner Circle is all about one-of-a-kind designs. The crafters behind this collection explore and reimagine common materials like paper and wood, as well as arts and crafts techniques. This was how the origami earrings collection was born. This bright little collection takes paper cranes to a whole new level, and other origami animals (rabbit, goldfish and more) make an appearance too.
Inner Circle, available online.
Loosely based on the African meaning of ‘bold’, Envet’s collection of earrings stands out as much as its name. The brand was created by local designer Anita Rusli to showcase distinct designs with intimate backstories inspired by her personal travels. For instance, the design of the ‘Evil Eye’ embellished tassels (pictured above) drew inspiration from her visit to Istanbul. Her collection of self-made earrings are also intricately fused with bright hues, customisable elements and metals that are also suitable for sensitive skin (which gets extra brownie points from us!).
Envet, available online.
The WYLD Shop
The WYLD Shop is the brainchild of Aussie in Singapore Kara Bensley-Austin who wanted to bring laid-back Aussie chic to local shores. The compact accessories collection includes pieces like cascading gold danglers and reconstructed hoop earrings that are anything but minimal. Her gorgeous new boutique in Joo Chiat also stocks epic tassel earrings by Just Gaya’s (read on for more about her range).
The WYLD Shop, available online and at 412 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427637
Wabi Sabi & Me
You know about mixing and matching clothes, but did you know that you can do the same with your ear candy too? Take your pick from Wabi Sabi & Me’s tassel earring jackets – conveniently made to fit any butterfly post earring – and start experimenting with your stash of ear candy! Alternatively, wear some Asian heritage on your ears with the porcelain collection, where chinoiserie-inspired details introduce traditional elements to classic earring styles. P.S. if you are seeking something truly unique, they also welcome custom orders for bespoke pieces.
Wabi Sabi & Me, available online.
At Just Gaya’s, you can find all sorts of one-of-a-kind handmade jewellery and accessories from brands such as Frankitas, Isle & Tribe, Helping Hands Penan, as well as its signature three-tier tassels that we can’t stop raving about. Whether you’re looking for a striking design or vibrant colours for every mood, each artisanal brand has its own signature style from using plant-based dyes to preserving the old art of hand-weaving.
Just Gaya’s, available online and at 412 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427637
Named after the word ‘rope’ in Bahasa, it’s no surprise that this brand is known for the tassel earrings made with ropes and knots. The Sabah-born founder Lorraine Lee drew the inspiration for this idea from her father, who tied knots as part of cognitive therapy after a brain injury. Fittingly, the label represents strength, hope, and human connections. Get a lovely rope tassel pair from Zerrin, a multi-label online boutique that curates products and stories from thoughtfully-made brands like this one.
Talee, available online.
Zarabelle is a godsend for fans of artisan jewellers and designers from Europe and North America. If there’s an overseas brand that you’re gutted about not being able to purchase from, you might be able to find it on the Zarabelle store. With multiple brands that they stock (such as UK’s Boho Betty, Vancouver’s Streetcat Designs, Spain’s Anartxy and more), you can expect a range of statement ear candy, from pom pom drop earrings to ombre tassel shoulder-grazers.
Zarabelle, available online.
Mermsical offers head-turning picks that range from elegant to quirky, promising to add a whole lotta personality to an everyday outfit. The statement designs include the Parakeet (pictured above), which looks exactly as it sounds; the Rhea (pictured above), part of their Solstice collection named after the Greek goddess; and the Lantern, a tiered tassel number (because you can never have enough tassel, amirite?).
Mermsical, available online.
From bohemian-inspired shoulder-grazers to woven, resort-style ear candy, Brave Singapore has an extensive earrings collection that is driven by the mission to help the underprivileged live their lives bravely. We love this store not just for their position as a socially conscious e-commerce store, but also for their beautiful designs. The colour pop section is where you’ll find bold splashes of colour, while the acrylic series feature pieces in earthy tones that make for a less intimidating way to try out the statement earrings trend.
Brave Singapore, available online and at stockists including The Nail Social and The Social Space.
Eden + Elie
With a dedicated team of makers, this Singapore jewellery brand stands out for its handmade creations. Each stunning piece is uniquely created through centuries-old techniques like weaving Japanese beads with a needle or on a loom and embellishing them on quality, lead-free metal sourced and plated in the USA. Fall in love with the label’s beautifully vibrant tassels and statement drop earrings.
Eden + Elie, available online and at stockists including Zerrin, Trixilini and Keepers.
I came across this store at a popup at Orchard Central over the weekend and the variety of ear candy compelled me to stop for a look– talk about head-turning! This brand is a new kid in the bloc; I was told that it’s only been around for a little over a year. But judging from the eclectic and broad range of earrings (with everything from Coachella-style boho pieces to kitschy plastic statements), we’d say Modelle is here to stay.
Modelle, available online.
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