Dating back as early as 2500 B.C. earrings have a long history of being used as adornment, cultural identification and a sign of wealth. Earring styles and popularity have fluctuated throughout time but have always remained an integral part of our fashion history.
Earrings certainly evolved. Nearly every century has added a new design to this fashion staple and here is a basic list of the most popular earrings today with a brief description of each.
- Stud Earrings • a single gem or group of gems set in a mounting that fit close to the earlobe. Stud earrings give the illusion of “floating” on the ear with no visible point of connection.
- Hoop Earrings • a circle or half-circle that passes through the ear. Hoop earrings can be simple or vast in design and can have embellishments such as gems and designs or patterns worked into the metal itself . Possibilities are endless.
- Chandelier Earrings • designed to closely resemble mini-chandeliers with tiered embellishments dropping down and sometimes cascading to different lengths. By the movement offered with this style of earring there is additional shine and sparkle making this a popular choice for those looking for that “wow” piece of jewelry to compliment their fashion.