stud | ˈstəd
A minimalist earring style that includes a focal point attached to a post, which goes through the earlobe and connects to a removable back that keeps the earring in place
A stud is a type of minimalist earring that has a small singular point attached to a post that passes through the earlobe to a backing. A single stud may be bare metal or adorned with a small gemstone or a singular design to draw attention to the piece. There are several different types of backings for stud earrings, with varying levels of security offered by each. The types of backs that one might choose from include screw, tension, lever, ball, and push backings. Some studs will even use multiple gemstones that are even smaller or a larger stud to provide greater surface area for showcasing the design.