There are a lot of different styles and shapes of earrings available today. Learn the unique designs and styles of earrings that we put on our earlobes. Jewelry makers may prefer different methods of making jewelry to other ways or methods. It is important to remember, however, that the jewelry designer is not the only person wearing their style, so they must have a large range of selection and styles to offer. Here you will find tips that will help you choose the right type of earring and earring hanger that is perfect for your style.
Comfort is typically the most important thing to consider when searching for earrings. A heavy earring may be beautiful and stylish, but if it becomes uncomfortable it is probably going to end up not being worn at all. It is best to try an earring on at the store. First, if you think it may be too heavy. For sanitary purposes, use portable disinfectant wipes to wipe the earring off before and after you try it on.
First, leave the earring on for a couple of minutes and move around a bit. Does it feel ok? If there is a bit of discomfort than the earring is probably not right for you and should not be purchased.
These are earring types that are popular today:
Chandelier – This is a very popular style, and is as the name sounds. This type has multi-level branches that hang from the ear, and typically has gemstone briolettes, which are tear drop-shaped gems, hanging off the branches.
Drop – This earring is typically one large gemstone that is some type of geometric shape. It hangs directly from the earring base and faces forward. A charm and a gemstone combination is a popular drop earring design.
Hoop – A hoop earring is just what it sounds like. This type of earring can be round or oval, and will run through the piercing in your earlobe. A hoop earring can be anywhere from tiny to almost touching your shoulder.
Stud – A round stone that has a post and are typically smaller. Diamond stud earrings are hugely popular in today's fashion. Studs can be in any shape, size and color.
Popular earring hangers:
Fish Hook – A fish hook is a certain type of earring hanger. The part that runs through your earring hole looks like a fish hook, hence the name.
French hoop – This type of earring hanger is rounded, and is open at the bottom of it. This allows it to be passed through your ear piercing easily.
Leverback – This type is made for pierced and non-pierced ears. The back can flip up and hold the earring in place by pressing on the back of the earlobe.
Screw On – An earring designed for non-pierced ears. This back screws onto the back of the ear, allowing the earring to stay in place. This type of earring back is not very popular anyway. One reason is that it can become very uncomfortable after a pro-longed period of time.