Crawler earrings: The royally-approved jewellery trend to shop now

The ‘Meghan effect’ is a real phenomenon – from ASOS dresses to wearable denim, whatever the Duchess of Sussex wears, the public want to wear it too. So we predict that crawler earrings are about to bedeck the lobes of fashion fans everywhere, after Meghan was spotted sporting a pair on an official engagement last week.

Meghan Markle crawler earrings
Pregnant Meghan wearing her ethical crawler earrings in London recently. Image: Getty Images

Meghan, who is expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry this spring, chose a pair of £315 Felicity earrings from ethical jewellery brand Kimai to set off her outfit during a visit to coaching service SmartWorks in London, and is reportedly the first royal to ever rock the crawler earring look.

The Duchess of Sussex also wore Missoma’s celestial crawler earrings at an appearance last year. Image: Getty Images

Although it looks complex, the quirky earring style – named as such simply because it ‘crawls’ up the ear when worn – fits into a single piercing, so there’s no need to add extra holes to pull them off. Meghan’s pick features three lab-grown diamonds set in 18k gold, and remains in stock on the brand’s website – for now, that is.


Felicity crawler earrings, £315, Kimai

However, if your budget doesn’t quite stretch to the real deal, you’ll be pleased to hear that the high street is awash with cute crawler earrings in a range of shapes, styles and finishes. Here are just a few of our favourites:

8 of the best crawler earrings to shop now

Tauri Crawler Earrings, £32, Anthropologie

Electric Goddess Ear Crawlers, £30, Rachel Jackson London

Gold Celestial Stud Set, £65, Missoma

Rose Gold Plated Earrings, £19.99, Pilgrim

Tiny Star Crawler Earrings, £4.97, notonthehighstreet

Olivia Burton Bee Blooms Earrings, £40, Beaverbrooks

Stacked Crawler Earrings, £29, Daisy London

Rose Triangle Ear Climber Studs, £15, A Weathered Penny

Crystal Crawler Earrings, £35, J.Crew