Don't get us wrong; ear cuffs extending from lobe to helix are very cool — and very bold. But, when it comes to jewelry, some of us (this editor included) have subtler tastes and hesitate to try full-fledged, ear-engulfing cuffs. So, we're taking a baby-step approach to this trend with seven not-so-scary starter studs that give off the same edgy vibe.
The climbers ahead begin at the lobe and continue upward along the length of your ear for a similar effect. But, since these styles are a bit less ostentatious, you'll probably feel more comfortable donning 'em while you decide if you really do love the look. Click away; there's no need to be afraid.