Earrings instantly add color, sparkle, or a soft glow. They draw attention to your face, complement your outfit, and indicate your style. They can be dressy, casual, flirty, simple or complex. Earrings are available in a wealth of designs, colors and prices. They can raise your spirits and give you confidence.
Earrings have been found dating back to 2500 B.C. Initially they were probably worn to repel evil spirits lest they enter the body through the ears. Earrings became, and still can be, an indication of the wearer's economic and social status and their religious, political or cultural identity.
Flirty Crystal Dangles
Earrings aren't just for women. Archeological evidence in Persia, biblical references and paintings all show men wearing earrings. Among sailors, a pierced earlobe indicated the wearer had sailed around the world or across the equator. It's believed sailors wore a gold earring so there would be proper payment for their burial if drowned at sea and washed ashore. Many men today wear earrings, including athletes, movie stars, celebrities and recording artists.
Clip-on earrings were developed in the 1920's and were thought to be more sanitary and proper; causing ear piercing to fall out of favor. Ear piercing revived in the hippie communities of the 1960's and became commonplace by the 1980's. Currently earrings designed for pierced ears greatly outweigh clip-ons.
The most enduring earring styles are hoops, dangles, chandeliers and studs. The size and materials change along with fashions. Big, bold statement earrings are the latest trend. They can be large, minimalist hoops or huge, sparkly clusters of crystals.
Whether you follow the latest fashion trends or are a traditionalist, within each basic style you'll find designs that flatter your face.
If your face is oval, you can wear any shape.
Round faces look best with styles that emphasize vertical lines.
If your face is heart-shaped, look for shapes that are wider at the bottom than the top.
Round and curvy shapes flatter square faces.
Earrings make great gifts for the special women in your life: mom, sister, grandmother, aunt or girlfriend. Give them, or yourself, a new best friend - earrings!