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Earrings Buying Guide

The oldest known form of body decoration, earrings have been fashionable for over 5,000 years. Beloved by all women, earrings make for the perfect gift.

elow is a summary of the various types and styles of earrings:

Drop Earrings

Made to dangle below their setting, drop earrings are very classy and feminine. Many different styles of drop earrings are available: from classy, elegant, and luxurious chandelier earrings, to trendy dangle earrings.

Hoop Earrings

These stylish earrings mainly come in the shapes of circles, semi-circles, and ovals. There are 3 main classes of hoop earrings:

  • Metal Hoops : referring to plain gold hoop earrings, plain silver hoop earrings, and plain platinum hoop earrings, metal hoops are very trendy and relatively inexpensive.
  • Diamond hoop earrings : add elegance and class to any look
  • Huggie Earrings: a slightly different version of hoops, are small, thick hoops that hug the earlobe.

Stud Earrings

The most popular type of earrings, studs are smaller than other types of earrings, and generally accessorize any type of outfit, from jeans to cocktail dresses. Diamond stud earrings and pearl stud earrings are the most in demand types of stud earrings.

Types of Earring Backs

Earring backs, also known as earring hangers, are the support of earrings and prevent them from falling out of your ears.

French wire : the French back, a curved wire resembling a fish hook that is passed through a pierced ear, are mainly used for dangling earrings and drop earrings.

Latch back : often seen on hoop earrings, latch backs snap into a U-shaped lock when closed.

Push back : the most common earing backing, push backs include a straight post that is inserted into a small metal piece behind the ear to hold the earrings in place.

Screw back : commonly seen in gold and platinum earrings, screw earrings have wavy end on the earring’s post, that screw into a secure back to hold the jewelry in place.

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When purchasing earrings you should also consider the earrings material. From diamond earrings, to gemstone earrings, to gold earrings, there are plenty of options when it comes to the earrings material.

Allurez Jewelers offers a selection of gorgeous designer earrings available in a variety of styles and prices.