February is a weird month for getting dressed. Summer holidays are over but the heat definitely isn’t. And even though brands are starting to drop their autumn/winter collections, we’re not quite ready to make the wardrobe changeover just yet.

In my opinion, it’s the perfect month for investing in accessories, specifically jewellery. And this year, ear candy is in. If you’re not quite up for a new piercing, ear cuffs offer a less permanent addition to your lobe – but just as much personality. Sculptural styles are particularly eye-catching if you’re sporting slicked-back ’dos in order to deal with any per cent of humidity.

Meadowlark Fizzy nine-carat gold ear cuff

$945 Meadowlark Fizzy nine-carat gold ear cuff The Kiwi brand applies its signature tiny orb design to this style, which comes in nine-carat gold, 23-carat gold-plated and sterling silver. The Cosmo cuff is a made-to-order style with more minimalist proportions.

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Sener Besim Dynasty ear cuff

$180 Sener Besim Dynasty ear cuff Entwined bands are a core theme in the Melbourne-based brand’s Dynasty collection. This two-tone design is made from 14-carat gold vermeil and coated silver rhodium. There’s also a finer silhouette from the brand on sale at Bassike at the moment.

Saint Valentine Vera Wave ear cuff

$55 Saint Valentine Vera Wave ear cuff This simple style is perfect for well-curated ears. A subtle wave will catch the light as it contours your cartilage. And it comes in sterling silver and gold-plated finishes to match with your stack.

Camilla & Marc x Otiumberg lobe cuff

$190 Camilla and Marc x Otiumberg lobe cuff London-based jewellery brand Otiumberg delivers this sculptural style in collaboration with Camilla and Marc that sits perfectly lower on the lobe. This double band silhouette works further up the ear if you prefer.

Sarah & Sebastian Ouroboros ear cuff

$1600 Sarah & Sebastian Ouroboros ear cuff Delicate diamonds elevate this piece from Sarah & Sebastian. It’s designed with a spring hinge, which allows for a comfortable fit across a range of ear shapes. If you really want to make a statement, let the Lightwave silhouette tuck behind your antitragus and lobe.

Mejuri diamond ear cuff

$348 Mejuri diamond ear cuff Another sparkling style to slip on, Mejuri’s diamond ear cuff is handmade from 14-carat gold. This slinky twisted silver Wave design is another favourite from the Canadian brand.

By Charlotte All Kinds of Beautiful ear cuff

$59 By Charlotte All Kinds of Beautiful ear cuff There’s a raw beauty to By Charlotte’s aptly named All Kinds of Beautiful cuff. Inspired by irregularity, it’s designed to bring a personal touch. Let it stand alone or layer up with your look.

Alighieri the Sun Salutations ear cuff

$294 Alighieri the Sun Salutations ear cuff British brand Alighieri is rooted in the idea of creating modern heirlooms. Made from gold-plated metal, this piece features a contrasting loop in recycled silver. It slips gently over the mid-ear and matches well with the brand’s signature pearl pieces.

Pearl Octopussy black cuff

$150 Pearl Octopussy black cuff Channel Scandi-chic with this black embellished design from Oslo brand Pearl Octopussy. It’s suitably chunky to wear as a standalone piece. Or you could lean into more-is-more vibes and match with oversized pieces.

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