5 jaw-dropping alternative earrings for the less-traditional bride

Pearls, diamonds or classic gold is a safe way to embellish your ears for your wedding. But what if you want to make a statement? We’ve rounded up 5 of our favourite alternative earrings that’ll look incredible for brides who want to be a little less traditional.

earrings ideas for non-traditional bride


If you’ve ever suspected that I only pull these types of posts together because I want to buy them myself… you’d be right. And these right here are the culprit for my current earring obsession. Handmade, silver-plated and delicious rose blush quartz with a white druzy geode and CZ drop, these earrings have well and truly earned the title of “jaw dropping”.

rose quartz bridal earrings

These hoop earrings are shaped into a tear drop, then hammered at the bottom to give a lovely texture.  Then in the center there’s a gorgeous occo agate geode in shades of moss green, white and chocolate brown. Glamorous enough for your wedding day, but you can get away with wearing these again and again too.

druzy earrings for bridalPhoto www.alexmariphotography.com

Nervous about delving into non-traditional territory? Stick with familiar “bridal” materials in less that familiar settings (like these ear jackets) for a compromise.  These marquise diamond earrings are available set in 14 karat gold, rose gold or silver. The diamonds will reflect light and illuminate the face so you can shine like a star on your wedding day.

These vintage but modern earrings are the perfect addition to your gorgeous wedding gown but will also make a great addition to any formal attire long after that special day.

Bridal Ear Jacket

I am a huge fan of dangly earrings, so I couldn’t scroll past these drop earrings with in a modern smokey grey and gold colour pallet. The jeweller has combined subtle tones of smoky quartz, blush and clear stones to make the perfect non-neutral neutral.

smoky quartz blush boho bridal statement earrings, bohemian wedding jewelry

Another option that can be worn long past your wedding day are these leaf ear climbers.  They are seen here in 14 karat gold plated or can come in a silver plated or rose gold option. So pretty!

boho bridal ear climbers

A final note: I’m sure many of you would consider yourselves traditional brides, but can see you wearing these non-traditional earrings. If you love them, you can pull them off (and your mother will probably be horrified, hence why I called them non-traditional. That’s the rule, anything that my mother would make *that face* about is considered ‘non-traditional’ (you all know the face).

So if you want to be a traditional bride (whatever that really means…) wearing any of these earrings – then you have my full permission!

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