Holiday gift ideas for her: earrings under $4000

Jackets, cuffs, studs and climbers, it’s definitely been the year of the ear. Show her you're on top of fashion with any of these gift ideas for under $4,000.

Nak Armstrong emerald Origami Button earrings with gold posts ($3,355).

By Rachel Garrahan in New York 

Cuffs or climbers, singles or studs, 2014 has truly been the year of the earring. With so many original designs out there, they make the perfect holiday gifts for women, and you don't even have to worry about whether they will fit.

For the fashionista in your life, Anita Ko's simple diamond cuff ($1,010) and Jacquie Aiche's ice pick ear jacket ($2,500) bring edge to any look and can be mixed and matched with old favorites. The clean, uptown-elegant lines of Jemma Wynne's white gold and diamond studs ($3,570) can be worn alone or paired with their diamond ear jacket that fans out behind the ear.

If classic studs are more her thing, gift seasonal sparkle with the beautiful rose-cut diamonds in Arman Sarkisyan's star stud earrings - a smidgen over budget at $4,070 but she's worth it - while Nak Armstrong's emerald origami button earrings ($3,355) make a statement with mosaic clusters in all directions.

Mismatched earrings are another trend jewelry lovers will appreciate. We love Andrea Fohrman's rainbow and lightning bolt studs ($1,210 and $1,650), which are guaranteed to bring color to a rainy day, and the city girl glamor of Holly Dyment's equally colorful pearl and multi-stone earrings ($2,270).

If you are looking to impress an ice queen - the ultimate holiday gift challenge - Shawn Ames' opal and diamond ear cuffs ($3,800) are a true winter wonderland.

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