Perfect Earrings for Perfect Occasion
You can wear jewelry on your ears as earrings. Maybe your favorite earrings are long feathers that hang to your shoulders or maybe they are small white pearls.
An earring can be any ring, stud, hoop, or hanging ornament that you attach to your earlobe or hook through an ear piercing. Although some people only have one pierced ear and wear a single earring, others like to wear two matching earrings, one in each lobe. Some people also have several piercings, allowing them to wear a choice of earrings. A dangling earring was known as an ear-drop in the 18th century.
Earrings have been worn since the dawn of humanity and are still popular today. There are many different types of earrings on the market, ranging from simple studs to ornate chandelier earrings and dangly drop earrings, embellished with transparent, multicolored, or black gemstones. These styles and designs range from classic and glamorous to contemporary and edgy. The charm, qualities, backing kinds, and even ear placements of delicate and discrete pieces, bouncy and ornate earrings, large statement pieces, industrial barbells, and other jewelry items vary greatly.
An Overview of Earring History
Earrings have been worn for a very long time. The majority of sources place their origin in ancient Asia, and depending on the region, earrings have represented various social levels, professions, and associations throughout history.
Earrings and Ancient Civilizations
Around 3,000 B.C., in the Middle East, it appears that the first pierced earrings were created. Their primary function was to represent the wearer's political and religious views. Earrings were worn by the upper classes as a status symbol in societies like Egypt to denote their social standing. On the other hand, slaves or prostitutes wore earrings in societies like ancient Rome and Greece. However, to denote their higher social rank, the wealthy elite in Rome or Greece also wore earrings with pearls and other priceless gemstones.
Hoop earrings became quite popular in Greece during the Bronze Age, especially the designs with pendants. In addition, military warriors in the Persian Empire were seen wearing just one earring on carved walls discovered at ancient locations. Jewelry was regarded by the Persians as a type of amulet that might provide protection during combat.
In the second century A.D., a variety of colorful gemstones were first used to adorn earpieces.
It’s a legacy to carry
Piercings were outlawed by the Catholic church in the 13th century because they were considered a modification of the sacred body. At the same time, pirates and thieves started to completely embrace earrings, and individuals who were committed to a life of crime started to wear them frequently.
As a result of the clothing and hairstyles of the Middle Ages in Europe, earrings were practically invisible because of the high collars, thick hair, and caps used at the period. The similar thing happened in the 1800s, when high society women's ultra-fashionable bonnets rendered earrings invisible or hardly worn.
Early 1900s hairstyles, particularly updos like the chignon, made it possible for earrings to be seen and appreciated, which led to an increase in the popularity of earpieces at this time. The invention of clip-on earrings, which were viewed as cleaner and less rebellious than pierced ones—which were even deemed vulgar during the Victorian Era—boosted their appeal.
Pierced earrings were not highly regarded in the United States until the 1950s, and then their appeal to both men and women grew during the next decades. Piercings were frowned upon before the 1950s, however clip-on styles were accepted.
Our designs never go out of fashion
To create a more interesting and unique style, we greatly enjoy combining different pieces of jewelry. There are countless possibilities for making your own exclusive and individual set of earrings. It is quite okay to wear a variety of earrings together; your earrings don't have to match. We adore this fashion. As a result, you may buy each earring separately and stack or design them anyway you wish.
Take a memory home with a jewelry
You really must have earrings in your jewelry collection. This design comes in so many lovely varieties. We enjoy mixing various hoops in the same ear as well as a more rugged appearance with something more feminine.
Consider wearing the chic Midi Hoop alongside the rough Chunky Hoop. You might follow Uma Feveile's lead and adorn your earrings with charming pendants like the Love Letters or a more priceless diamond for a more customized appearance.
Mixed metal earrings
There are no set guidelines for what is proper and wrong when combining jewelry. Trying something new is always interesting, and mixing metals is a clever technique.
In order to create a more distinctive and energizing style, we like to combine our golden earrings with silver earrings. Try pairing a silver Reflection Rhombus Cuff with a gold ear cuff similar to the Reflection Cuff.
Another eye-catching design is to pair a more striking silver earring, such as the Slender Hoop, with a more understated gold earring, such as the Small Half Moon Stud.
We make jewelry to make you happy
If you want a more understated appearance, you can match your jewelry to establish a distinct connection between the pieces you are wearing.
There are several options for complementing jewelry by Jane Knig. Choose jewelry from the same line, mix items with similar patterns or motifs, or pair jewelry made of the same metal.
The mix of silver jewelry seen in the photo above creates a straightforward but nonetheless distinctive aesthetic. Along with the unusual ear cuffs Wide Reflection Cuff and Reflection Rhombus Cuff, the collection includes Reflection Heart Stud and Reflection Star Stud. Although it is still straightforward, it provides a nice contrast.
If gold-plated jewelry is more your taste, you may pick from a variety of designs in the same collection. Consider wearing the Reflection Midi Hoop, Reflection Lightning Stud, and Reflection Cuff together. Even though there are three quite distinct earrings, there is still a unifying theme, which results in a highly intriguing but still straightforward appearance.