UPDATE: This story was originally published on February 21.
Like magpies and middle-schoolers, we cannot resist the allure of sparkle — which is why we've never met a statement earring we didn't love. Seriously, a great pair of drops, hoops, or chandeliers can take a tired LBD into ultra-glam territory — or add girly charm to your boyfriend jeans. And, because we're addicted to the glitter, we speak from experience when we say you need more than just one pair.
So, we've gone on a hunt for the most covetable gems under $50. From shoulder-grazing sparklers to chunky, Deco-inspired darlings, every last one of these babies is a sound addition to your jewelry box. After all, isn't it your time to shine?
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Amrita Singh Jenna Hoops, $50, available at Amrita Singh.
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Charm Georgetown Pave Dagger Earrings, $20, available at Charm Georgetown, 2910 M St NW; 202-298-0420.
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Kate Spade Lady Marmalade Stud Earrings, $48, available at Kate Spade.