Button earrings have been popular for decades, and while they aren’t usually considered to be a luxury jewellery item, there are some beautiful designs out there. The only difficulty is, they look quite different to traditional earrings. While they don’t hang from your ear like a pendant, they do make a bold statement. It’s also easy to find them in a style that suits your look. But when exactly would you wear button earrings? Let’s take a look. What are button earrings? Button earrings, not surprisingly, are similar in appearance to a button. They are often confused with stud earrings, but this is not accurate. Stud earrings are much smaller and more discreet, whereas buttons are larger and make more of a statement. Certainly, they will stand out more than normal stud earrings. Perhaps the best way to think of them is like a small but thick disc, almost like a tiny hockey puck. However, they of course come in many different styles, so while some look like miniature hockey pucks, others look like cute little buttons. Essentially, button earrings can come in a range of different designs, and some also incorporate tiny stones, although this is more for luxury jewellery wearers. When should you wear button earrings? It depends quite a bit on the particular style. Of course, if you choose luxury buttons with diamonds, this is going to be more of an evening-wear scenario. But if you favour the more common button earrings that do look like buttons, there are plenty of places to wear them. At the office It usually depends on how you dress for work, but a discreet pair of buttons go well with most outfits. If you usually wear quite traditional solid colours at the office, the best thing you can do is find button earrings that match the colour of your outfit. The great thing about this is the fact that button earrings can be found in all different colours. You won’t have trouble finding a pair that matches your favourite work clothes. Casual wear As we mentioned, the majority of button earrings aren’t considered luxury items. If you favour the ones that look like traditional clothing buttons, they can be worn with almost anything. Of course, you’ll want to do some colour matching to ensure they don’t look out of place. But whether you’re shopping with friends, enjoying lunch at a café or simply hanging out with loved ones, buttons always look classy and discreet. Nights out Even though many buttons are considered more of a casual jewellery item, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear them out to dinner and drinks. Plain colours work best for these situations, especially if you’re wearing mostly solid colours. A black dress, for example, can be offset by black button earrings for a cool, elegant look. Looking for luxury button earrings? Catanach’s Jeweller are your trusted luxury jewellers in Melbourne. If you love button earrings but you want yours to be a little more up-market, contact us today.