How Big Should Leather Earrings Be?

Leather is a great way to have a big and bold statement piece. Leather can be colored, textured, or designed. They also come in many shapes, but the most common is the teardrop. Most leather earrings are sized based off the teardrop size.

If you’re wondering what size leather earrings are most appropriate, you’re not alone. Your choice of leather earrings should be based on the length of your neck and the statement you are trying to make. Each size leather earring fits people differently depending on those two items.

Of course, other factors come into play as well. Event, preference, and facial structure can also be a factor that you might consider when you are looking into purchasing leather earrings.

What Sizes do Leather Teardrop Earrings Come In?

Leather earrings are a great way to make a bold statement without the weight of other materials earrings are made of. They also have the flexibility of being colored, textured, and designed.

Leather earrings are typically made to make a bold statement. For this reason, they are often much larger than other earrings. They are often handmade and have many designs or details. This allows them to make quite the statement.

Leather is also a lot lighter than other materials, such as gems or metal. Because of this, they are often the choice material for large statement pieces. Especially if you still want to be extremely comfortable.


Small, when it comes to leather teardrop earrings, can mean a wide variety of things. It can be a very small, less than an inch size earring. It can also be two inches. For leather earrings, it is more common to see a small closer to two inches.

A small will still make a statement but is a great way to do so for those with shorter necks or more petite features. Sometimes, if you have petite features, you may not want the earring to be the only


Medium can also mean many things when it comes to leather earrings. While medium is bigger than small (obviously!), it typically means between two and three inches. This size is a great way to make a bold statement with more visible textures or designs.

The medium is a good middle ground for people who aren’t sure what their neck size is. They have enough room for intricate designs into the leather. Typically, they are not long enough to brush a person’s shoulders.


A large in leather earrings can be three inches and above. This is great for very intricate details and designs. It also makes the best choice for people with long necks or more dominant facial features.

A large will touch the shoulders of someone with a shorter neck. While some people don’t mind this—others will because it may knock your earring out! So, if you have a shorter neck, make sure to read the exact size of your earring and the space between your earlobe and shoulder. This will ensure it’s a good fit!

Shapes and Styles of Leather Earrings

One of the great things about leather earrings is that they are so flexible. Leather can be shaped into all sorts of designs and shapes. The sizes typically are similar and comparable to teardrop earrings.

Some examples of common sizes are:

  • Diamonds
  • Circles
  • Feathers
  • Rectangles
  • Squares

There are endless possibilities when it comes to the shape of leather earrings! But, remember, they will all likely come in similar sizes.

What Kind of Designs do Leather Earrings Come In?

Leather earrings can come in all sorts of designs and colors. Leather is flexible. The maker’s creativity is where the designs for leather stop!

A bold statement can simply be a colorful large teardrop, or you can base it off designs. You can layer different sizes and colors of leather on top of each other. Leather can have an intricate design painted or stamped into it.

Leather can also have pieces cut out of it in order to create a wonderful, unique design. It can be stitched through to create a unique embroidered look. Endless possibilities make leather a great statement piece!

Where Can I Wear Leather Earrings?

Depending on the type and design of leather earrings, they can go with just about any type of outfits. From business-casual to formal wear!

Many leather teardrops are bohemian looking and pair well with long maxis and other bohemian wear. You can certainly find punk rock leather earrings. You can also find minimalist leather earrings that match everything in your wardrobe!

If you are looking for formal leather earrings, you can find some that are gold and very formal, while still making a large (and comfortable) statement.

Leather earrings are a great way to make a statement—large or small. They can fit many styles. They come in three main sizes. The size you pick is dependent on the statement you want to make. It’s up to the statement you are trying to make, along with your neck length.

Carl A. Jones, GIA GG

Carl A. Jones is a GIA Graduate Gemologist with over 20 years of experience in the diamond industry. He is an independent jewelry appraiser. He specializes in determining the value of diamonds and advising consumers on how to buy quality diamond jewelry.

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