The 10 Best statement earrings

Add a bit of razzle-dazzle to your outfit with colourful chandeliers, clusters of crystals or geometric shapes

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1. Pastel

£55, Tatty Devine,

The sun has barely been seen for months, but you can be rainbow bright with these chandelier-style earrings. With segments of coloured perspex in lemon, acid pink, pearlised peach and lilac, these beauties shimmer like oil on water.

2. Single pearl stud

£510, Hannah Martin,

This black Tahitian pearl earring is “stabbed through its heart” by an 18-carat rose-gold spike. Hannah Martin's work is part of Rock Vaults, the British Fashion Council's jewellery showcase. This design is sold singly, though there's nothing to stop you from investing in a pair.

3. Hoops with crystals

£12, River Island,

River Island's cheerful lime-green and silver-tone diamanté hoop earrings look much more luxurious than their high-street price tag indicates and will perk up the simplest combo of jeans and a T-shirt this spring.

4. Green and mirror

£20, Asos Collection,

These geometric dazzlers are sure to induce severe jealousy in all jewel-loving magpies thanks to those huge green rhinestones. The Asos Collection is created by the brand's London-based design team.

5. Multicolour crystals

£300, Kormelitz,

Ears not pierced? No problem! These bewitching clusters of multicoloured Swarovski crystals have a clip-on fastening. Jeweller Fanny Chaléon works on every exclusively numbered piece in her Paris atelier, taking inspiration from 1940s film noir and her treasured vintage finds.

6. Blue

£197, Holly Fulton,

These blue-resin earrings featuring light-blue crystals, with clip-on fastenings at the back, demonstrate Holly Fulton's trademark brand of elegant excess, both in colour and size. A must for any devoted spangle enthusiast.

7. Gold triangles

£85, Scott Wilson for Aqua by Aqua,

Fans of 1990s icons such as Neneh Cherry and Salt-N-Pepa will be thrilled with these 3D triangular-hoop earrings in gold-plated perforated metal, part of cult jeweller Scott Wilson's ongoing collaboration with Brit brand Aqua by Aqua.

8. Old bars

£240, Bex Rox,

Those who prefer understated bling will loves these elegant geometric earrings. London jeweller Bex Manners hand-makes her earrings in the UK using 24-carat rose-gold plating. The pyramids are 4.3cm long and work well mixed up with silver and gold necklaces and rings.

9. Art deco

£295, Scho for Kabiri,

These 8cm-long art deco-inspired drop earrings combine fluorescent yellow pearls with coloured glass beads on gold-plated drop earrings, by Sarah Scho, a Korean-born designer who studied her trade at a prestigious couture institute in Paris. Her pieces are fashion-forward and luxurious.

10. Pink and crystal

£338, Shourouk,

Neon costume jewellery looks fabulous whether paired with cocktail attire or a simple grey marl top. Tunisian jeweller Shourouk fuses the old-school glamour of heirloom treasures with an ultra-modern colour palette. These glistening crystals form dramatic pear-shaped drops with a pin-and-butterfly fastening for pierced ears.

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