EARRINGS

Earrings continue to be a must-have jewelry piece to accessorize even the simplest outfits. Promoting personality, showing color, or adding a bit of glamour are some of many reasons modern women continue to wear earrings.

‘Always wear earrings at the very least.’

Women wear all types of jewelry. They change them to match their outfit, depending on the event. However, earrings are worn daily by almost every woman around the world. If they are only wearing one piece of jewelry, it will most likely be a pair of earrings.

Piercings

Ear piercings are one of the most fashionable trends today. Choosing which piercings to go with and creating a unique ensemble of earrings can be challenging, as so many types of ear piercings are available to choose from, lets talk about some of the most popular…

  • Lobe piercing: One of the least painful and most popular. Women usually get their lobs pierced before 3 months of age.

  • Cartilage piercing: Done by men and women. This piercing can be painful to get. The pain can last up to 2 weeks after getting it done.

  • Tragus piercing: Very versatile and looks good with several jewelry styles. It is done on the part of your ear front.

  • Conch piercing: Done in the outside center of the ear, the name was derived from this section of the ear which resembles conch seashells.

  • Upper lobe piercing: extremely popular. Most women get this piercing after the lobe piercing. It is one of the least painful to get.

‘Life isn’t perfect, but your accessories can be.’

Like any exceptional piece of jewelry, earrings can transform how you look and feel about yourself. From studs, to hoops, ear climbers or crawlers, the right pair can bring out the most radiant characteristics of your face and your outfit. Here are some of the most popular types of earrings…

  • Climbers and Crawlers: the latest design. They follow the curve of your ear upward.

  • Hoops: round earrings. The circle of the earring flows through the ear.

  • Huggies: Like hoop earrings, huggies are circular and attach through the lobe. The difference between huggies and hoop earrings is that they stay snug around the ear.

  • Studs: the most basic and essential kind of earring, they give the illusion that the earring is hovering without support.

Economic value

In 2021, the jewelry market is expected to reach 57.96 billion in revenue and is expected to keep expanding in the next few years (until 2023). Earrings represent approximately 1/10th of this market.

Fun Facts

There are many ancient superstitions surrounding earrings. Here are some of them…

  • Earrings were initially worn primarily by men

  • In the ancient days, doctors believed that earrings could cure headaches and improve eyesight.

  • Men like Shakespeare and Francis Drake also wore gold rings and other pieces in their ears.

  • In England, in the late 19th century, earrings were considered vulgar and inappropriate due to Victorian Morals.

‘When hoop earrings come on, the boss babe comes out.’

Here at 22 Jewelry, we have a wide collection of beaded hoop earrings, ear cuffs and ear climbers. We celebrate jewelry of any kind and think that earrings should be on top of the list when it comes to accessories for women, men or children.