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All About Your Favourite Jewellery - Earrings

December 24,2021

Did you know earrings are one such creation that has a name that specifically depicts their purpose? Yes, when the word is divided it denotes rings that are worn in ears. Today, we see people adorning multiple earrings of different sizes, styles and designs. But were these cute ear ornaments always like we see them today, or are there any hidden secrets in their chest, so as to speak? Don’t know, right? Let’s find out together…

First things first, are earrings a recent discovery?

The short and crisp answer to this – no. The longer one, earrings in reality have been around for more than 7000 years. They are believed to have originated somewhere in ancient Asia and the rest as they say is history (figuratively!). However, there are no specifics as to when it was first discovered or who start wearing them.

Since people started using earrings, these adornments have been in and out of fashion. Initially they were designed in various metals and as time passed, they were encrusted with gems, had engravings and a variety of appealing designs as well. In the beginning, earrings were worn only attached to the earlobes, however, currently, they are even worn on ear cuffs, other parts of the ears too.


What about the history?

The short and crisp answer to this – no. The longer one, earrings in reality have been around for more than 7000 years. They are believed to have originated somewhere in ancient Asia and the rest as they say is history (figuratively!). however, there are no specifics as to when it was first discovered or who start wearing them.

Since people started using earrings, these adornments have been in and out of fashion. Initially they were designed in various metals and as time passed, they were encrusted with gems, had engravings and a variety of appealing designs as well. In the beginning, earrings were worn only attached to the earlobes, however, currently, they are even worn on ear cuffs, other parts of the ears too.

But wait, earrings are only for women, aren’t they?

Contrary to popular beliefs, earrings weren’t always a woman’s accessory. In fact, several archaeological studies suggest that in the ancient era men wore earrings as much as or possibly even more than women. The probable reason for this could be that men were the earners and thus wore earrings as a display of their wealth. However, to put it in simple words, throughout history, men and earrings have had a dynamic relationship.

Lastly, what about earring types?

Well, since people started wearing earrings, these decorative adornments have been somewhat omnipresent. But what falls in the favour of this jewellery creations is that they have been continuously evolving. From simple metal pieces to gemstone-encrusted designs, earrings have seen in a variety of styles.

Studs – Simple yet stylish, studs are a must-have for everyone’s jewellery box. Their fuss-free design, elegant look and graceful appeal. They are small in size but make an impact that definitely amp up all of your look.

Drops – As the name suggests, drop earrings, show one or more motifs or gemstones suspended from the stem of the earrings. This creates a beautiful drop look and adds to the alluring appeal of these creations.

Hoops – Either circular or semi-circular in style, hoops have made a mark for themselves since the bygone era up till now. They come in different sizes and are either thick, large, thin or small. One hoop style, that closely hugs the earlobe – huggie hoop is widely popular. They are designed in plain metal or embellished with gemstones and exude a modern and sophisticated aura.

Halo – This design features a large central gemstone that is surrounded by smaller stones creating a halo-like look. These gemstones can be either be of the same gem or contrasting gem, to give a stunning effect. Considered a classis and radiating a royal and opulent appeal, halo earrings can easily jazz-up all of your looks.

Dangle – More often than not, dangle earrings have ben confused with the drop style. But there is a fundamental difference, in this design the earrings hang from the earlobe and tend to swing to and fro with your movements. They are generally longer and may even go beyond the shoulders. As a result of this length, dangle earrings give your neck and face a thinner and longer look.

All this certainly proves that earrings have so much more than what meets the eyes. Hence, it isn’t surprising that earrings are thought to be the game-changer accessory. So, the next time you replenish your jewellery closet, be sure to add one, two or more (definitely, yes!) to your ever-increasing collection.