Little known fact - I was born with very small ears. Not freakishly small, but smaller than average I'd say. This impairment makes wearing earrings difficult sometimes - tragic, I know. They tend to overwhelm my tiny ears and can look just plain ridiculous. That's why I'm really digging the recent trend towards minimal, quality, statement ear adornment. I'm loving all the beautiful, small studs that can be layered (much like stacking + midi rings) to create a casual, tasteful and timeless look. I really want to invest in good jewellery made of pure, high quality metals to last my lifetime and hand down when I'm old and weathered. Here are some of my picks.