Piercing has been a major style category since forever. And because this trend never seems to fade away, there鈥檚 always a new part to adorn 鈥 especially when it comes to the ears. In 2018, that sweet spot is the conch, the cartilage in the middle section of the ear (its resemblance to a large shell is where it gets the name). Below you鈥檒l find our favorite shapes for conch piercings, along with some of the prettiest *and* daintiest jewels to invest in for year-round wear.

The Classic Hoop

Tried and true, the hoop earring is classic for all the right reasons. This versatile design pairs well with ALL the earrings and is the perfect option for gals interested in a little more ear candy oomph. Hoop, there it is.

1. Wwake聽Small Two Step 14-Karat Gold, Opal, and Diamond Earring ($405)

2. Vanrycke Officiel 18-Karat Rose Gold Diamond Earring ($1,250)

The Crescent moon

It鈥檚 really all in the tiny, celestial details, and moon studs seem to be a perfect conch fit. Try pairing with star studs for a night sky effect.

3. Andrea Fohrman Mini Crescent 18-Karat Gold Diamond Earring ($865)

4. Brilliant Earth 18-Karat Moon Stud Earrings ($195)

The Inner Ear Crawler

Adorn your inner ear with a serious statement stud, AKA the crawler. Not only does this design鈥檚 arched shape snuggle comfortably into the inner ear, but the diamonds look dope.

5. Maria Tash Flower Garland 18-Karat Rose Gold Diamond Earring ($2,225)

6. Suzanne Kalan Post 18-Karat White Gold Diamond Earrings ($1,400)

The Fabulous Floret

The only thing better than actual stars and blooms is the diamond version. Capture a little springtime spirit or starlight cheer and integrate that sparkle into your piercing lineup.

7. Adina Reyter 14-Karat Gold Solid Pave Starburst Earrings ($375)

8. EF Collection Blue Sapphire Trio Single Stud Earring ($225)

The Simple stud

The most basic of earrings should not be glossed over. Although it鈥檚 generally used as a training-wheel piercing, when chosen right, the stud can be elevated to star status.

9. Zoe Chicco 14-Karat Diamond Stud Earrings ($695)

10. Catbird Sleeping Beauty 14-Karat Gold Diamond Earrings ($275)

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