There are times when a simple stud earring is necessary, but for spring, idle earrings that wane in the background just won’t do. And no, we’re not talking about feathery earrings that blow in the wind; we’re talking about a well-balanced mix of eveningwear decadence and everyday appeal that’s guaranteed to turn more than a few heads. 

From affordable, eye-catching drop styles to bedazzled chandelier earrings fit for a queen, here are our favorite earrings to add a bit of wham, bam, and POW to your earlobes. 

—Nicoles Miles