TYPES OF EARRINGS
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Women have been adorning themselves with jewelry since time immemorial. Jewelry, in Indian culture, has always been a matter of tradition as Indians consider jewelry of every kind to be auspicious and they are an integral part of every occasion or ceremony.
Jewels in India are known far and wide due to their intricate, detailed, and colorful patterns which are bold and eye-catching. These impeccable pieces of jewels have become more than just a mere piece of metal and have become a status symbol. Among the plethora of jewelry and ornaments available today, earrings are the most popular and commonly worn jewelry by women and in few cases, men as well. The kind of earring one chooses to wear depends on their personal style, occasion, and the culture as well. Different styles and cuts of earrings highly accentuate your looks and enhance your beauty.
Below we are highlighting the different types of earrings that thoroughly complement your outfits and give an edge to your look.
Classy Ear Studs- One piece of accessories which will never go out of style is a pair of elegant ear studs. As voguish and refined as it looks, a pair of ear stud will perfectly complement your formal suit as well as your dresses and gowns. Be it a traditional function or an evening out with friends, these ear studs will crank your style quotient in every event you are attending.
Hoops– as the name suggests, these are large and circular-shaped earrings. As hoops have gained popularity, they are available in a variety of shapes and sizes like square, oval and rectangular. These kinds of earrings particularly stand apart and they can greatly amp up your style when paired with your party outfits or casual jeans and tops.
Drop Earrings– these earrings can be described as an extension of ear studs and offers greater options in terms of size and design. Drop earrings perfectly complement your formal and evening wear outfits and can give that edge to your looks. These earrings can be a simple hoop or series of pieces that hang vertically to the ear.
Dangles- these can be considered as a complex version of drop earrings. Dangles are allowed to hand vertically to the ear and are free to move back and forth. Dangles can be of any length and gives a much larger scope of design which can be teamed up with various outfits.
Chandelier– these earrings are named so because they are shaped like a chandelier. These consist of multiple levels of decorations and are studded with a few gemstones. In a few cases, they might form teardrop-shaped dangles that hang vertically to the ear. These have become indispensable jewelry as a bridal trousseau as well.
Ear Cuffs- the distinctive feature of these kinds of earrings is that these travel along the outer curve of the ear. These typically contain a number of connection points and runs through the entire length from the top to the bottom of the earlobe. Ear cuffs are available in a number of shapes and designs which are also evenly spaced.
Threader- these chic and sassy earrings look like a string that goes through the earlobe and dangles down on both sides. In a few cases, there are gems or a few precious stones which are attached to these threaders, to keep these simplistic yet classy. Threaders are perfect to pair up with your petite dresses and tees to give you a sassy look.
Huggies– this piece of jewelry is usually made of pearls or beads and is known for its circular design. These are similar to hoops, but they hug the ear leaving little to no space underneath the earlobe. They are circular in shape but are much smaller in size and thickness in comparison to the traditional hoops. They resemble the ring we wear on our finger in terms of shape and design, but they will have a small wire piece or clip that connects one end to the other.
Banjoran- these kinds of earrings gained popularity due to the famous series ‘Star Trek’ as the celebrities were seen sporting these beautiful earrings. The distinctive feature of these earrings is the chain-like effect which has two connection points, one at the earlobe and the other at the upper portion of the ear. These are connected by a thin chain-like structure which is called as Banjoran. Banioran highly accentuates the look of the wearer and enhances the beauty and elegance as well.
Barbells- shaped like the gym equipment, barbells, these earrings resemble the shape of actual free weights where a metal ball connects two small steel balls. These can be found in different shapes such as skulls or stars that can be teamed up according to the occasion and the personality of the wearer. Barbells typically require the wearer to have at least 2 or more piercings to fit in place. Exotic barbells have a number of precious gemstones and different decorative designs.