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These Cat Earrings Are the Next Best Thing to Having Cat Ears

Some are playful while others have a vintage look; all are adorable and affordable.

Annie Shirreffs  |  Mar 10th 2016


Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the March/April 2016 issue of Catster print magazine. Click here to subscribe to Catster magazine.

To me, cats have the most amazing — and cute — features: little pink noses, ticklish whiskers, dainty paw pads. But their ears are my favorite — the way they turn at a 180-degree angle, the little tufts of hair, the way they twitch. They’ve always made me kind of jealous, so I like to adorn my boring human ears with kitty-themed earrings. Here are some fun ones to check out.

1. Sterling Silver and Enamel Cat Earrings

Earrings by Mark Poulin

Earrings by Mark Poulin

I’ve been a fan of Mark Poulin’s jewelry for many years. His whimsical designs are playful and contemporary and have won him a loyal following. I particularly love his animal-themed pieces, and, naturally, these cat earrings caught my eye. Featuring a cute, white cat based from his original drawings, each piece is cast in sterling silver, with three layers of vitreous enamel, and hang from solid sterling French ear wires. They’re durable AND adorable!

$80; Mark Poulin

2. Peeking Cat Earrings

Photo courtesy Bubble Cat/Etsy

Photo courtesy Bubble Cat/Etsy

All of print designer and illustrator Jennifer Rybine’s artwork can be made into any jewelry style. These fun earrings are a perfect example — and one of the most popular items in her Bubble Cat store. The dangle earrings feature a professionally printed art print that’s set under glass domes. A lifelong animal lover, Jennifer creates a wide variety of jewelry and especially loves to do custom pieces.

$16; Bubble Cat/Etsy 

3. Meow Wait a Minute Earrings

Image courtesy ModCloth

Image courtesy ModCloth

ModCloth never disappoints when it comes to unique clothing and accessories. Take these super cute, vintage-inspired earrings: a handsome cat sporting a snazzy mustache inside an antiqued, engraved gold frame. Small and lightweight, the earrings are comfy and will definitely invite a closer look.

$14.99, ModCloth

4. Meow Stud Earrings

Image courtesy ObsessoriesLA/Etsy

Image courtesy ObsessoriesLA/Etsy

These ridiculously cute laughing kitten stud earrings cracked me up the first time I saw them. Available through Etsy store Obsessories LA, these little guys are handmade from shrink plastic that’s sealed with a clear gloss finish and made with titanium earring posts. Shop owner Crystal Haines makes lots of other themed earrings and also accepts custom orders — including earrings made from photos of your own cat.

$9.95, ObsessoriesLA

About the author: Annie is the managing editor of Catster Magazine.