WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EARRINGS?

 

There are many different types of earring styles that you can choose from. Depending on your style and preference, you can buy a wide range of earrings from small studs to large chandeliers. Here is an overview of some common types of earrings:

 

1. STUD EARRINGS

Stud earrings are the most popular type of earrings that women wear. They consist of a simple post with a small, flat disc or other decoration. They are typically smaller than 1 inch in diameter for fine jewelry and 1/2 an inch for costume jewelry.

 

2. HOOP EARRINGS

Hoop earrings are circular and resemble a ring or donut. They come in different sizes and shapes, but they all have the same basic idea: a hoop with no beginning and no end. They come in sizes as small as 1 cm in diameter for small hoops or as large as 2 inches for very large hoops.

 

3. DROP EARRINGS

Drop earrings are very popular right now among all age groups. They hang down about an inch or more from the bottom of the ear lobe.

 

4. EAR JACKETS

An ear jacket is a stud with a drop or dangle. It consists of an independent piece which hangs from the bottom of the post on the main part of the earring.

 

5. CHANDELIER EARRINGS

A chandelier earring is a large, ornate earring that resembles the light fixture of the same name. They typically have several layers which can hang down several inches or be woven together in a pattern.

 

6. SHOULDER DUSTER EARRINGS

Shoulder duster earrings are a long pair of dangling earrings which typically hang to the shoulder or below. They are not too common, but they are fun to wear with certain outfits.

 

7. TASSEL EARRINGS

This type of earring showcases a post earring with a drop which has a small tassel hanging from it.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

These are just a few of the most common types of earrings available on today's market. There are many more out there, so you can choose from a variety of styles and materials when it comes to buying earrings.