The 10 best party earrings

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Statement baubles - whether chunky or dainty - are the ‘it’ accessory with the ability to make any outfit sparkle

1. Geometric gold

£15, asos.com

Bright and bold, these geometric shapes and poster-paint colours will stand out against either a dark or colourful outfit.

2. Gold tassels

£18, whistles.co.uk

The golden chains of this tasselled pair bring to mind a glass of fizzing champagne. The perfect choice for a New Year's Eve night out.

3. Black onyx

From £115, monicavinader.com

Encased in 18-carat gold vermeil, this pair of black onyx earrings creates an impact for fans of minimal elegance.

4. Chain and jet

£295, Juan Carlos Obando, atelierswarovski.com

Although the designer was inspired by climbing equipment, these chain links exude luxury.

5. Crystal gem stud, clip-ons

£176, mawi.co.uk

The warmth of gold-plate metal sets off the large green emerald-cut and white brilliant-cut Swarovski crystals on these studs.

6. Tribal spike antique silver

£200, Pamela Love, finalepisode.com.au

The delicacy of the chain and patina of antique silver soften any edges on these chandelier earrings.

7. Triangle bead

£14, urbanoutfitters.co.uk

These chandelier earrings boast beads of differing shapes and materials alongside a faceted stone and embossed metal setting.

8. Silver and black bomb drops

£12.50, topshop.com

Ornate styles may get lost if you wear your hair down but this pair shines through elegantly. And they look more expensive than they are.

9. "Fifi"

£162, zoeandmorgan.com

This elegant pair of art deco-inspired earrings is made of 22-carat gold-plated silver, ethically processed from American mines.

10. Gold circular gem studs

£120, miquella.com

The delicate concentric crystal setting on this pair is all the more feminine for the fact that equally fine ribbon is intertwined.

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