Ear Climbers: The Hottest Earring Trend

White Gold Floral Climber Earrings from Fink's Jewelers

Are you ready to up your earring game and receive endless compliments at the next party you attend? Take center stage at any event by adding ear climber earrings to your jewelry collection. Whether your style is chic and contemporary, boho, or urban, there is an ear climber for you to truly take your style to a whole new level! Let’s learn together about this hot new trend in jewelry fashion.

What Are Ear Climbers?

Yellow Gold Cluster Diamond Climber Earrings

Ear climbers are one of the hottest new earring trends currently. This modern twist on typical stud earrings is taking style and ingenuity to the next level by showcasing earrings that go up the ear when worn. Simply put, ear climbers are elongated stud earrings.

Most ear climber styles provide the edgy look of multiple piercings without the need to actually have several ear piercings. That’s truly a win-win jewelry situation! Ear climbers have also been referred to as ear sweeps, ear pins, and climber earrings or crawlers. 

Wearing Ear Climbers

Wearing earrings that go up the ears could not be simpler. Ear climbers are typically equipped with long, s-shaped hooks on the back that are like hook-though drop earring mechanisms. Simply insert the s-hook into your ear piercing, thread all the way through, and rotate the ear climber to travel up your earlobe.

Shorter earrings that go up the ear have typical earring posts with a push-back to secure them in place. Rest assured that your unique ear climber will stay put no matter what your day holds. Your earlobe will be gently held by the hook at the back of your ear and by the front design on the earring. 

Are Ear Climbers Comfortable?

14K White Gold Round Diamond Curved Climber Earrings

These modern earrings that go up the ear could not be more comfortable or easy to wear. If you want to add some zest to your jewelry collection and style, look no further than ear climber earrings! Ear climbers come in a variety of metal finishes and forms and with an array of gemstones. 

What Are the Best Materials for Ear Climbers?

To find the best earrings that go up the ear, it’s important to choose a reputable jeweler that carries the highest quality jewelry with the best materials. When selecting your ear crawlers, make sure they are comfortable for you. Choosing some fashionable ear climber earrings in white or yellow gold will ensure the least amount of irritation for sensitive lobes.

White or yellow gold will not only withstand regular wear and tear but will last for many years to come. Ear climbers often have different settings of stones, like diamonds, pearls, or colored gemstones. If you are looking for a perfect birthday gift for the fashionista in your life, ear climber earrings in their birthstone will truly show how much you care!

How to Style Ear Climbers

18K White Gold "S" Diamond Stick Climber Earrings

No matter what your style or fashion genre, there is an ear climber for you. These earrings that go up the ear have a unique ability to be both playful and sophisticated, matching whatever environment or event you wear them to. Ranging from dainty and delicate to large and eye-catching, ear climbers offer limitless styling options!

Ear climbers come in matching pairs of a left and right earring - think of each side being a mirror image of the other. If you have perused any fashion magazines or celebrity photos lately, you have probably seen the edgy trend of mismatched, asymmetric earrings. Earrings that go up the ear are a perfect way to create this trend. We love the look of a yellow gold climber earring in one ear with our IPPOLITA Nova 18K Yellow Gold Curved Threader Earring in the other!

Earrings that go up the ear complement any hairstyle, whether pairing a statement ear climber with sophisticated short hair or tucking your long locks behind one ear and wearing a classic ear climber with a stud earring in your upper cartilage piercing. Get creative; the fun thing about climber earrings is that there are no rules! 

Sabel Collection 14K Yellow Gold Round Diamond Bezel Set Climber Earrings

Our Favorite Diamond Ear Climbers:

  1. Sabel Collection Round Diamond Bezel Set
  2. Sabel Collection Curved Round Diamond
  3. Sabel Collection Floral Diamond
  4. Sabel Collection "S" Diamond Stick
  5. Sabel Collection Cluster Diamond 

How Do I Clean and Care for Ear Climbers?

Caring for your stylish earrings that climb up the ear is as simple as wearing them! You can clean your unique set of ear climbers with mild soap and water, gently rubbing them with a soft-bristled brush, then rinsing and drying them with a lint-free cloth. To keep your earrings in pristine shape, always avoid harsh chemicals and abrasive materials.

Make sure you have a proper way to store your trendy ear crawler jewelry, like in a jewelry box or travel case when on the go. Also, remember, we at Fink’s Jewelers are always happy to inspect and repair any jewelry that might need a little extra attention.

How Do I Prevent My Ear Climbers from Breaking?

18K White Gold Floral Diamond Climber Earrings

Fink’s Jewelers only sells the finest and highest quality jewelry. As you select your perfect earrings that go up the ear, you can rest assured knowing you are choosing the best of the best ear climber earrings. However, it’s always a good idea to follow these simple tips to keep your ear climbers looking their best:

Ear climbers can be delicate. Don’t overdo it by trying to bend or twist them too much.

  • Use care when putting them on and taking them out. It can be easy to pull or snag them, which can cause damage.
  • Ensure you have a safe place to store your climber earrings, specifically away from other pieces of jewelry like chains, which can easily tangle with other jewelry.
  • Check your earrings regularly for signs of damage like bends, cracks, or missing stones.

If you notice any problems, come visit us at Fink’s Jewelers. We’ll take care of all your repair needs.

Join the style icons of today and add earrings that go up your ear to your latest look. Need some help selecting your perfect pair? Fink’s Jewelers would love to help you curate the ideal look for your style, personality, or upcoming event!